The Finnish energy solution provider company Wärtsilä has received a turnkey contract for supply of a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal project to be built in Tornio, northern Finland.

The €100-million contract has been awarded to the company by Manga LNG Oy, a joint venture between the Finnish companies Outokumpu Group, Ruukki Metals Oy, Gasum Oy and EPV Energy Ltd. The contract is conditional on receipt of investment support and Manga LNG Oy’s contracts with other parties, including the gas suppliers.

While Outokumpu Tornio steel mill would be the primary user of the natural gas from the terminal, the remaining gas would be supplied to industries, mines, and other potential gas consumers in the region would also be supplied with the remaining gas. The terminal may also eventually supply LNG to ships, such as the new icebreaker planned to operate in the Tornio and Bay of Bothnia region.

“The Tornio Manga LNG terminal is a long-term infrastructure investment programme. The beneficiaries include shipping and road transportation companies, power and heat utilities, as well as other industrial and mining companies in northern Europe,” Pekka Erkkilä, Chairman of the Board, Manga LNG Oy, said.

“This is a large and extremely important project and Wärtsilä Power Plants would engineer, supply, and construct the new LNG receiving terminal. The terminal would enable this clean and competitively priced fuel to be available for industrial consumers in the Bay of Bothnia region, and would further enhance the growing acceptance of LNG as a marine fuel,” Vesa Riihimäki, President, Wärtsilä Power Plants, concluded.

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