Awarding power from shore licence for Yggdrasil 

Today, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) awarded Aker BP a licence to connect the platforms in the Yggdrasil area to the power grid in Samnanger in Vestland County. The licence was granted pursuant to the Energy Act and the Ocean Energy Act. 

The power from shore system will provide a stable and secure power supply to the area, with low emissions, below 1 kg/CO2 per produced oil equivalent.   

The power from shore project is organised as a joint venture between Aker BP, Equinor and LOTOS Exploration & Production.  

The concept includes a new transformer station at Børdalen in Samnanger, a new 11-kilometre 145 kV powerline in Samnanger, a compensation station in Årskog in Fitjar and a 250-kilometre 145 kV sea cable from Samnanger to the Yggdrasil area in the North Sea.