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Gasum in brief

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. We offer cleaner energy for combined heat and power production and industry as well as cleaner fuel solutions for maritime and road transport. We support our customers to decrease their own carbon footprint and that of their customers. Together with our partners, we are building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea.

Gasum promotes circular economy and is the leading supplier of biogas and processer of bio-degradable waste. We are the leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) player in the Nordic market.

The Gasum Group has around 350 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue in 2018 totaled €1,177 million. Gasum is owned by the State of Finland. 

04.10.2019

Logistics solutions provider PostNord transports using renewable biogas - Growing demand for clean fuels in logistics

Transport and logistics companies are at the forefront in efforts towards cleaner traffic and growing numbers of actors in the industry are actively pursuing ways to reduce emissions originating in transport. PostNord, the leading logistics solutions provider in the Nordic countries, has brought into use four biogas-fueled delivery vehicles in Finland during the summer. The use of biogas in transport can reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the lifecycle of the fuel by up to 85% compared with more traditional fuels.

The Finnish transport sector has announced the goal to halve emissions originating in transport by 2030 from the level in 2005. Besides this, Finland is also pursuing completely carbon-neutral transport by 2045. Emissions reduction is particularly important in the transport and logistics industry since heavy-duty transport accounts for roughly a third of EU greenhouse gas emissions in road transport. Growing numbers of logistics companies are seeking to cut emissions by switching to more environmentally friendly fuels.

PostNord brought four environmentally friendly biogas fueled delivery vehicles into use in June 2019.

“Concern for the environment is everyone’s responsibility and we want to be a sustainability leader in the Nordic countries. We have set ourselves the goal of cutting the entire PostNord Group’s carbon dioxide emissions by 40% by 2020 compared with the 2009 level,” says Johanna Starck CEO, PostNord Oy.

By making low emission choices, PostNord has reduced the environmental loading in its operations despite a sharp rise in the numbers of parcels transported. The company also requires its partners to commit to environmental goals. PostNord’s subcontractor, transport company A2B, has been driving biogas-fueled vehicles since back in 2011 and now has a fleet of 34 biogas-fueled vehicles.

”We’re a fully ecological transport service provider and proud of our leading position. We chose biogas in 2011 because it represented eco-friendliness and Finnishness, values that we consider important,” sums up Tero Kakko, CEO, A2B. “Our deliveries are made using fully renewable fuel produced from Finnish biowaste. We’re supporting the circular economy and improving urban air quality at the same time,” he sums up.

LNG and LBG reduce heavy-duty vehicle emissions

The energy company Gasum is strategically building a network of gas filling stations in Finland and the other Nordic countries. Gasum currently has 33 gas filling stations in Finland with seven stations also serving long-distance heavy-duty transport. There are a further four similar filling stations for heavy-duty transport in Sweden. During 2019, Gasum aims to expand the number of filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles to 20, of which eight will be in Finland and 12 in Sweden.  

”Demand for cleaner fuels is growing rapidly in the transport and logistics industry. We and our partners are focusing on developing the gas infrastructure and network of filling stations across the Nordic countries,” says Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Gasum. ”Particularly for companies in this sector, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) are essential in the transition towards a carbon-neutral future. At the same time, they also result in significant savings in fuel costs.”

LNG and LBG are low emission fuels suitable for heavy-duty transport and can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local emissions. PostNord’s subcontractor Kuljetus Arto Järvimäki Oy brought into use two Scania LNG-fueled tractor units in 2018.

”Customer wishes and a desire to reduce our carbon footprint influenced our decision. Expansion of the filling station network makes it easier to use gas and adds to security of supply. Based on our experience, we can recommend the use of gas-fueled tractor units to all transport companies,” says Marko Järvimäki, entrepreneur.

More information:

Jani Arala, Senior Sales Manager, Traffic, Gasum
Phone: +358 44 054 8583, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com

Johanna Starck, CEO, PostNord Oy
Phone: +358 40 099 6608, firstname.surname(a)postnord.com

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energymarket expert. Together with its partners, Gasum is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea. www.gasum.com.

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02.10.2019

Finnish Gas market opening – TSO's infosession 30th September 2019 video recordings are published

TSO's infosession 30th September 2019 Finnish Gas market opening video recordings has been published. The infosession about Finnish gas market opening was held on Monday 30th September 2019.

1. New TSO Gasgrid Finland's operation starting 1st of Jan, 2020
Olli Sipilä, Finnish Gas Transmission Services

2. Registration as a Market Participant
Ville Rahkonen, Gasum TSO 

3. Implementation and launch of data exchange and IT systems
Tiina Niinimäki, Gasum TSO

4. Contracting of balancing services 
Leena Sivill, Gasum TSO (Hansen Technologies Finland)     

5. Estonia–Latvia balancing zone development
Jānis Eisaks, Conexus Baltic Grid

6. Preparation of legislation
Arto Rajala, TEM

7. Approval process of the retail market terms and conditions
Kimmo Siira, Finnish Energy and Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta, Energy Authority

8. GET Baltic gas exchange in Finland
Gintaras Buzkys, GET Baltic

9. Taxation in the open gas market (in Finnish)
Antti Saastamoinen, Verohallinto / Tax Administration     

 

More information:

Ville Rahkonen, Development Manager, Gasum TSO
t. 040 719 9831, ville.rahkonen@gasum.com
www.kaasumarkkina.fi
 

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01.10.2019

We are looking for Business Controller based in Espoo

Would you like to join an energy company to build a bridge to a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea?

As a Business controller you're steering and support – to help business reach their targets – and work with critical business drivers and business content. Your focus will be on Portfolio Management and Trading Business Unit.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Responsible of business planning and budgeting as well as following up the implementation 

  • Main theme being business growth and acquisitions i.e. investment/cash flow calculations, business cases and improvement programs 

  • Develop and prepare monhtly and quarterly business reporting and monitoring for different reporting needs, including ad-hoc analysis. 

  • Member of Portfolio Management and Trading Business Unit management team

You will be part of our Finance-team and report to CFO.

We are looking for candidates with positive mindset of carrying changes forward. You are business minded professional with degree in economics' and preferably at least three years' experience in Business Controller position. Experience in energy business is considered as an advantage.

You are the person we are looking for, if you have capability to work with multiple tasks parallel under pressure and you are able to operate independently in your everyday work. Good co-operative skills with "can do" attitude will help you to succeed in your role as a Business Controller. You are quick in actions: high ability to deliver in agreed timelines. You are familiar with HFM Oracle Enterprise Performance Management system and Microsoft D365 ERP. You have knowledge of IFRS, Group reporting and basic finance processes.

This role requires fluent written and spoken English. Other languages like Finnish or Swedish are seen as an advantage.

Interested in building a cleaner tomorrow?

Please apply by Monday October 15, 2019, enclosing your CV and salary request. For inquiries about the vacancy, please contact Kai Laitinen,Chief Financial Officer on +358405002080.

Apply here

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