Skangass raises roof on Pori LNG storage tank

Skangass said it is moving forward with the company’s first liquefied natural gas terminal in Finland as it raised the storage tank roof and held topping out ceremony at the Pori LNG facility.

Skangass is investing €86 million in the Pori LNG import terminal in order to strengthen the Finnish LNG infrastructure. Support of €23 million was granted for the terminal project by the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. This support enables Skangass to construct a terminal for the Satakunta region through which LNG will be provided for shipping and Finnish industries currently dependent on fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas, the company said in a statement.

”The most challenging phase in the construction project was the building of the 35-m tall concrete wall. Excellent progress has been made in the work, and the weather has also been on our side. We’re particularly happy about not having been any occupational accidents resulting in days off work in the project,” said Project Manager Stanislav Lysak from Gasum.

The terminal area comprises an LNG storage tank (height 35 m, outer diameter 42 m), loading docks, process units, flare torch, three loading docks for road tankers, a transformer building and a heat production unit.

Access to natural gas is also an important competitiveness factor for current industrial operators in the area as well as for the Port of Pori.

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