Norwegian oil major Equinor, formerly Statoil, will electrify three of its new offshore rigs in the North Sea with onshore electricity. According to the company, the project could reduce CO2 emissions by upwards of 600,000 tons annually from the rigs.
"We are now looking at the possibility of supplying power from land to Troll C and the Sleipner area by utilising and expanding existing infrastructure from land," says Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor's executive vice president for the Norwegian continental shelf, in a press release.
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