Finland’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Pori on the west coast was officially opened, says Gasum.
Deliveries of LNG to customers began on the same day, the company said in its statement.
It enables LNG deliveries to industrial, maritime and heavy-duty road transport customers outside the gas pipeline network and diversifies the Finnish energy market
Access to LNG in Finland will improve considerably following the opening of the terminal.
This is an important competitiveness factor for the M20 Industrial Park at the Port of Pori as well as current industrial operators in the area, of which the energy company Huntsman Pigments and Additives Oy, Kemira Oyj, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy and Porin Prosessivoima have already switched to LNG.
The opening of the Pori LNG terminal will develop and diversify the Finnish energy market. The option of LNG deliveries outside the gas pipeline network lowers the threshold for the utilization of gas throughout the country.
It’s great that the terminal is now opened on schedule and without any accidents resulting in absence from work, says Johanna Lamminen, Chair of the Skangas Board of Directors and CEO of Gasum.
The project’s total investment exceeds over €80 million. In 2014 energy support
at €23 million was granted for the terminal project by the Finnish Ministry for Employment and the Economy.
The Gasum subsidiary and terminal operator Skangas supplied a total of 376,700 tonnes (5.2 TWh) of LNG in Finland, Sweden and Norway in 2015.
In addition to the Pori terminal now opened, Skangas has LNG production plants and terminals in Risavika, Norway, and Porvoo, Finland, and LNG terminals in Øra, Norway, and Lysekil, Sweden.