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30.04.2020  

Gasum strengthens capacity to offer gas solutions for transport and industry in the Nordics – The acquisition of Linde AG’s LNG and Biogas business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering now closed

The Nordic energy company Gasum has closed the acquisition of Linde AG’s LNG and Biogas business in Sweden and Norway and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business in Germany on April 30, 2020. The acquisition is an integral part of Gasum’s strategy execution to accelerate growth for cleaner transport solutions across the Nordics. Along with the acquisition, the company further strengthens its capacity to offer a broad range of gas solutions for various customer segments in multiple locations.

In the transaction, Gasum acquired Linde’s LNG and Biogas business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business, and around total of 35 employees, a customer base and several assets were transferred to Gasum. The businesses generate annual revenues of more than EUR 100 million. The transaction strengthens Gasum’s strategy by developing the Nordic gas market and creating a platform for a broader offering to its customers in the maritime, industry and road transport segments. The acquisition also accelerates Gasum’s growth strategy for cleaner transport solutions in the Nordic heavy-duty vehicle market.

”We are very pleased about this transaction which is an important step for Gasum when building the Nordic gas ecosystem and responding to  increasing customer demand for low-emission energy solutions. The acquisition is part of our strategy execution and further strengthens the company’s capacity to offer gas solutions for various customer segments in multiple locations. The acquisition enables Gasum to supply and to ensure the availability of a competitive, low-emission form of energy to meet the demands of industrial, maritime and road transport customers in the Nordic countries,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.

“We are certain that Gasum will be a strong owner that will successfully develop the cleaner energy and maritime bunkering businesses further,” says Jan Ellringmann, Business President, Linde Region Europe North.

In the transaction, several assets were transferred to Gasum:

  • LNG terminals in Sweden and in Norway
  • Bunkering vessel Seagas 
  • Bunkering vessel Kairos
  • 48 gas filling stations in Sweden and Norway

For more information please contact:

Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum
(Henna Walker, Executive Assistant, henna.walker@gasum.com)

Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 55 40 578, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com

The energy company Gasum is a Nordic gas sector and energy market expert. Gasum offers cleaner energy and energy market expert services for industry and for combined heat and power production as well as cleaner fuel solutions for road and maritime transport. The company helps its customers to reduce their own carbon footprint as well as that of their customers. Together with its partners, Gasum promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea. The Gasum Group has around 350 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The company’s revenue totaled €1,128 million in 2019. Gasum is owned by the State of Finland.