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Cygnus first gas

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As of 13.12.2016, Cygnus has started production. Engie writes that " 14:33 hrs UK time we started to export gas from our Cygnus facilities to Bacton. This is First Gas, a very significant milestone and we should all feel very proud of this achievement."



The picture is the Cygnus Alpha complex plus Sea Fox Accommodation Vessel, showing gas being flared at the start of production.



The Cygnus project is operated by Engie(38.75%) with Centrica (48.75%) and Bayerngas UK (12,5%) as partners. The field will comprise of four offshore platforms with two drill-centres. The development is one of the largest gas projects in
the Southern North Sea and, at peak production, is expected to produce enough gas to supply up to 5% of UK homes.