Wärtsilä signed a turnkey contract to supply a LNG receiving terminal to be built in Tornio, northern Finland. The contract, valued at about US $136 million, was made with Manga LNG Oy, a joint venture between 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.
The main user of the natural gas from the terminal will be the Outokumpu Tornio steel mill, but industries, mines, and other potential gas consumers in the region will also be served. 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 program,” Pekka Erkkilä, chairman of the board, Manga LNG Oy said. “The beneficiaries include shipping and road transportation companies, power and heat utilities, as well as other industrial and mining companies in northern Europe. We appreciate Wärtsilä's participation as a valuable partner in this project with special value-adding capabilities in this field.”