According to Wartsila, the terminal will supply natural gas to Outokumpu’s Tornio steel mill and LNG to local industries, mines, and other consumers in the region. LNG from the terminal will be supplied also to the LNG storage facility, also supplied by Wärtsilä, at the SSAB Raahe steel mill.
In addition, the terminal provides LNG to vessels, such as the new icebreaker Polaris.
Wärtsilä has agreed to a 10-year maintenance deal, that ensures reliable gas send-out and maximises uptime of the LNG terminal.
The Tornio Manga LNG terminal plays an important role in reducing GHG, NOx and SOx emissions, achieving an environmental milestone for the Baltic Sea area, and especially for Northern Finland and Sweden.
Matti Suurnäkki, Chairman of the Board, Manga LNG Oy commented
The Tornio Manga LNG terminal is creating a long-term platform for cost-efficient, environmentally more sustainable energy supply in Northern Europe. The beneficiaries include industrial and mining companies, shipping and road transportation companies, power and heat utilities in this area.
In the meantime, Antti Kämi, Vice President, Engine Power Plants, Wärtsilä Energy Business added that the project reflects the company's expertise on gas technology and gas as a fuel.