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Skangas and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta sign agreement on supply of LNG for hydrogen and energy production

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Skangas and the nickel chemical and nickel metal manufacturer Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy (NNH) have signed an agreement on the supply of LNG to the Harjavalta Industrial Park, Finland. NNH will buy LNG for the production of hydrogen used in its production processes as well as for energy production.

This agreement will result in NNH replacing heavy fuel oil and naphtha usage with LNG. This change will improve the efficiency of both hydrogen and energy production and at the same time reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions.

LNG will be delivered to the Harjavalta plant by road tanker from the Skangas Pori LNG terminal to be completed in autumn 2016. NNH will have an LNG reception terminal and storage tank constructed at the Harjavalta Industrial Park. Before being used, LNG will be regasified on the site.

”We believe that in the near future LNG will be a more secure, more competitive and, above all, a cleaner fuel from the environmental perspective in comparison with heavy fuel oil. LNG will improve the efficiency of our processes and reduce the carbon footprint of our production. The construction schedule of the Skangas Pori LNG terminal is perfect for our needs,” says Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy Managing Director Joni Hautojärvi.

”We’re happy that Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta selected us as its LNG supplier. We offer environmentally friendly LNG for a diversity of industrial needs as well as for use as a shipping and heavy-duty road transport fuel. The diverse properties of LNG come into their own in various industrial process applications,” says Skangas Ltd’s Director for Marketing and Sales Tommy Mattila.

LNG is an environmentally friendly fuel and provides industrial operators with access to a natural energy gas outside the gas pipeline network. LNG can replace the use of oil-based fuels in industry, energy production as well as shipping and road transport and therefore help achieve considerable reductions in the particulate, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from these activities.

For further information please contact:

Joni Hautojärvi, Managing Director, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy
Phone: +358 050 384 3608 firstname.surname(a)

Tommy Mattila, Director, Marketing and Sales, Skangas
Phone: +358 20 447 8523 firstname.surname(a)