The plans for the development of a plant for the export of gas from the Visund Field has been approved by the government.
Norsk Hydro Production plans to spend NOK 2.68 billions on the production system.
The Visund Field is located on the Tampen Bank east of the Snorre Field.
The gas from Visund will be transported through a new pipeline that will be connected to the Kvitebjoern pipeline, which will take the gas to the Kollsnes shore terminal.
The plan calls for the export of the Visund gas to begin in 2005.