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Olga Väisänen

Vice President Communications
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olga.vaisanen@gasum.com
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Communications Manager
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Gasum in brief

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector expert. Together with its partners, Gasum is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea. Gasum imports natural gas to Finland and promotes circular economy by processing waste and producing biogas and recycled nutrients in Finland and Sweden. The company offers energy for heat and power production, industry as well as road and maritime transport. Gasum is the leading supplier of biogas in the Nordic countries. The company has a gas filling stations network, that also serves heavy-duty vehicles. The Gasum subsidiary Skangas is the leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) player in the Nordic market. The company continues to strengthen the position and infrastructure of LNG and supplies LNG to maritime transport, industry and heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The Gasum Group has around 400 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue in 2016 totaled €843 million. 

16.02.2018

Gasum Group Financial Statement Bulletin January 1 to December 31, 2017 – Company expanded the gas market and promoted cleaner transport on land and at sea

GASUM GROUP’S KEY DATA FOR 2017

  • Revenue €925 million, up 10% year on year (2016: €843 million)

  • Sales of Natural Gas business 22.3 TWh (23.8 TWh)

  • Sales of LNG business 6.1 TWh (5.8 TWh)

  • Sales of Biogas business 547.7 GWh (233.9 GWh)

  • Operating profit €114 million (2016: €125 million)

Gasum Group CEO Johanna Lamminen comments on 2017:

”In 2017 we expanded our gas market in line with our strategy on land and at sea. Gas plays an important role in the Nordic energy market and in the transition towards a carbon-neutral society. Our Group’s financial performance developed as expected.

According to the European Commission’s estimate, the role of natural gas as a key energy source will be strengthened in the next decades. Natural gas enables significant emission reductions in comparison with coal and oil. Natural gas also supports the transition to renewable energy as it serves as backup power for renewable production in electricity generation. Investments in gas are always investments in the future as the same infrastructure can be used for the distribution of biogas and liquefied biogas as well as for the storage of renewable electricity.

We took major steps towards a cleaner tomorrow during the year. At the beginning of 2017, we acquired Swedish Biogas International, which made us the biggest biogas producer in the Nordic countries. We also increased our ownership in the leading LNG company, Skangas, to 70%. The MangaLNG terminal constructed as a joint project is nearing completion, and we provided the terminal and the Northern energy market with the first shipload of LNG.

We also strengthened our gas filling station network by opening several new stations for cars and heavy-duty vehicles in Finland. We also launched the expansion of the heavy-duty vehicle filling station network into the Nordics in Sweden and Norway.

Finland’s new Natural Gas Market Act entered into force in January but will not have any major impacts on the functioning of the gas market at this point. The new Act will reduce regulation of natural gas wholesale and retail operations and, to a large extent, abolish special regulation concerning pricing. The Finnish gas market will be opened at the beginning of 2020.”

Please read the Q4 Financial statements bulletin >

For further information please contact:
Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum
Phone: +358 20 44 78 661
(Henna Walker, Executive Assistant)
firstname.surname(a)gasum.com


GASUM IN BRIEF
The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector expert that together with its partners is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea. Gasum imports natural gas to Finland and promotes the circular economy by processing waste and producing biogas and recycled nutrients in Finland and Sweden. The company offers energy to heat and power production, industry and road and maritime transport. Gasum is the leading supplier of biogas in the Nordic countries. The company has gas filling stations in Finland, with some of these serving heavy-duty vehicles. The Gasum subsidiary Skangas is the leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) player in the Nordic market. The company continues to strengthen the position and infrastructure of LNG and supplies LNG to maritime transport, industry and heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

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16.02.2018

Gasum continues to develop wellbeing at work

Gasum aims for continuous development of leadership, work wellbeing and workplace security. Launched in November, the Gasum Group workplace community audit has now been completed. Overall, the Group's wellbeing at work index is 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 6. The audit provides a good foundation for new measures to develop wellbeing at work.

Launched in November, the Gasum Group workplace community audit has now been completed. The audit involved a survey and in-depth interviews, and was conducted by an outside consultancy, MPS.

Almost 80% of our personnel in Finland, Sweden and Norway took part in the survey. Overall, the Group's wellbeing at work index is 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 6. The company's strategy and the objectives of the respondents' own work are regarded as clear. The scores for aspects such as the work of immediate supervisors, work motivation and personal work contentment are excellent.

The transformation of Gasum's business environment has been exceptionally rapid in recent years, and this has required a lot from Gasum and all its employees. According to the results, there is a strong understanding in the company about why the changes have been necessary. The period of transformation has understandably given rise to questions and created the need for continuous discussions about the direction and consequences of the process of change. In the future, particular attention must be paid to issues such as management and leadership, internal communications and openness of decision-making, taking the special characteristics of the business units into consideration.

The audit provides a good foundation for new measures to develop wellbeing at work. The Chairman of the Gasum Group Board of Directors, Juha Rantanen summarized his thoughts as follows:

"I'd like to thank the entire personnel for your high response rate to the survey. The results clearly indicate that the company has plenty of strengths. The company has a good strategy that the entire personnel are committed to implementing in a continuously changing operating environment. Next, the management will examine very carefully the areas in need of development identified in the audit and launch the implementation of development measures with the entire personnel. The Board of Directors will monitor the implementation of the measures and hopes to see joint efforts made by the management and the entire personnel to develop wellbeing at work."

The decision to launch the audit was made in November 2017, as the shop stewards at Gasum raised concerns about wellbeing at work to the Management Team and Board of Directors. Gasum took the raised concerns seriously, and the audit by an outside consultancy was launched immediately in November.

Further information:

Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
p. 040 554 0578, olga.vaisanen@gasum.com

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13.02.2018

Environmentally friendly biogas used in facade renovation of historic Helsinki restaurant Katajanokan Kasino

Taking place in spring 2018, the facade renovation of a valuable historic Helsinki property, the Katajanokan Kasino restaurant, will involve using Finnish 100% renewable biogas as the temporary heating source during the renovation period. Compared with oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), biogas is a more environmentally friendly and convenient solution for heating during construction.

Biogas can be used in diverse ways in industry, homes and restaurants, and its use has also become more common in temporary heating during construction. In addition to Katajanokan Kasino, biogas has been utilized in the construction of properties including the REDI shopping Centre to be completed this year.

Natural gas and biogas are an easy choice for heating during construction if there is a gas pipeline in or close to the building or if a gas connection is planned for the property under construction. ”Katajanokan Kasino already had a gas connection that could be used to provide gas energy for the facade renovation, too. Our customer doesn’t need to worry about fuel orders as the gas comes straight from the pipeline and will not run out,” says Antti Kahilakoski, Sales Manager, from Suomen Kaasuenergia. Suomen Kaasuenergia customers can access biogas in 13 cities in Southern Finland.

The facade renovation is conducted by Etelä-Suomen Julkisivupalvelu, and Site Foreman Marko Mäkisyrjä says that gas is a safe and practical choice for a worksite: ”Gas is safer than, for example, heating oil as any oil contamination in soil is harmful to the environment. Gas combustion also generates moisture, which is a good thing for rendering work. There’s also continuous on-site access to gas, while with heating oil or LPG you have to change the tanks every now and then.”

In temporary heating, the installation work takes place with hoses that enable to find the easiest routes in the constantly changing site environment. Gasum Technical Services takes care of the rental, installations and maintenance of the heating appliances and gas hoses to be connected to the gas pipeline for temporary heating purposes. “Natural gas and biogas can be supplied to the site easily and flexibly from an existing gas connection. A new gas connection can also be built if so requested by the customer. Biogas is absolutely the greener way of taking care of temporary heating during construction,” Vappu Vanhala, Sales Director, Technical Services, from Gasum points out.

After the renovation of the facade of Katajanokan Kasino, the plan is to also use natural gas and biogas for the renovations of two other historic Helsinki city center buildings, Hotel Kämp and Erottaja 1–3. These properties also have an existing gas connection that can be used for the supply of gas energy for the facade renovation.

“Biogas is a fully renewable and Finnish fuel, and its use does not generate any local emissions at all, which improves urban air quality. We are living in an era where ecological choices are more important than ever, and the use of biogas has increased considerably in the past few years. That’s something we are very happy about,” says Gasum Sales Manager Max Miilakangas. Gasum biogas has been awarded the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol as well as the Nordic Ecolabel.

For more information please contact:

Marko Mäkisyrjä, Site Foreman, Etelä-Suomen Julkisivupalvelu,
phone +358 40 821 4551, marko.makisyrja@esjp.fi

Antti Kahilakoski, Sales Manager, Suomen Kaasuenergia,
phone +358 40 352 0321, antti.kahilakoski@suomenkaasuenergia.fi

Max Miilakangas, Sales Manager, Gasum,
phone +358 40 068 6814, max.miilakangas@gasum.com

Vappu Vanhala, Sales Manager, Gasum,
phone +358 40 834 8154, vappu.vanhala@gasum.com

Etelä-Suomen Julkisivupalvelu Oy was established in 1994 and specializes in ornamental property facade renovations and all related repair and alteration work. The company’s strengths are its solid experience, supply security and high-quality work. www.esjp.fi/

Suomen Kaasuenergia Oy is a Finnish energy company that sells clean and efficient natural gas and biogas to industry, building contractees, housing companies, restaurants and consumers. The company believes in the competitiveness of natural gas and biogas as clean fuels that are unbeatable for a variety of applications and invests heavily in their sales and well as in developing heating solutions. Suomen Kaasuenergia operates in 13 cities in Southern Finland and provides gas in a more extensive area than any other company. Suomen Kaasuenergia takes care of gas sales, while Auris Kaasunjakelu handles the distribution of gas. The turnover forecast of the companies for 2017 is around €40 million. www.suomenkaasuenergia.fi/ 

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector expert. Together with its partners, Gasum is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Technical Services business serves industry, gas distribution companies, properties, housing companies, construction companies and restaurants in all aspects relating to natural gas, biogas and LNG usage solutions. Gasum Technical Services offers services covering the entire lifecycle of gas systems from initial review to more specific determination and design, construction and installation as well as commissioning and maintenance work. www.gasum.com

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