Skangas to supply LNG to industrial park in Harjavalta

Skangas said it has signed an agreement with Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut (STEP), an energy company operating in Suurteollisuuspuisto industrial park, Harjavalta, Finland, for the supply of LNG. 

In the future, the STEP power plant will generate an annual total of around 600 GWh of steam energy required by Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta (NNH) and Boliden Harjavalta located in the Suurteollisuuspuisto industrial park.

In January this year, Step made a financial decision to replace the use of heavy fuel oil with LNG from the beginning of 2018 onwards.

Skangas said the LNG will be delivered for Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut to the industrial park from the Pori LNG import terminal.

Joni Hautojärvi, managing director, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta, said the company previously invested in the introduction of LNG in process gas production and as a supplementary fuel for the biosteam plant, adding that now it will completely stop using heavy fuel oil.

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