The gas processing facility at Kårstø (pictured) has been operational since 1985. The activities include processing of rich gas from the Tampen area, condensate from the Sleipner area and rich gas from Haltenbanken.
From Kårstø, the gas is exported to the Continent in pipelines, while stabilised condensate, ethane, propane, butane and naphtha are transported by ship.
Gassco is the operator of the Kårstø facility, while StatoilHydro is the technical service provider.
The consent includes upgrading of electrical systems and instrument systems, measures which will give increased capacity utilisation and upgrade of auxiliary facilities.