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17.07.2018

Gasum Group Interim report for January 1 to June 30, 2018 published

Gasum signed a strategically important transaction and continues to take determined steps to advance its strategy.

Key financial indicators January 1–June 30, 2018:

  • Revenue €597.5 million, up 18% year on year (H1/2017: €506.0 million)
  • Sales of Natural Gas business €455.7 million (€382.5 million)
  • Sales of LNG business €116.8 million (€98.5 million)
  • Sales of Biogas business €24.0 million (€24.1 million)
  • Operating profit €76.3 million (€65.9 million)

Gasum Group CEO Johanna Lamminen comments on the first half of 2018:

“Our Group’s financial performance further improved in line with our expectations during H1. Our revenue was up 18% year on year at €597.5 million and our operating profit was €76.3 million for the period under review.

We signed a strategically important transaction to acquire the energy market services business of the energy industry expert company Enegia. This acquisition will strengthen our Nordic strategy by enabling service expansion in the energy wholesale market and will enable us to offer more comprehensive services to our current customers. The energy sector and gas market are changing rapidly and we want to lead the way in the energy sector. The transaction will also provide a platform for us to develop our product selection in the future by expanding our services geographically as well as by launching new services also in the gas market. The transaction is expected to complete in August 2018. We are continuing preparations for the opening up of the Finnish gas market from the beginning of 2020.

Gas-powered mobility showed further growth during the report period. Since the start of the year, almost 1,400 more gas-fueled vehicles have been registered in Finland. The Finnish government has set a goal of a minimum of 50,000 gas-fueled vehicles in 2030 and at the current growth rate this can be achieved. We are responding to this continued growth in gas-fueled motoring by strengthening our gas filling station network with the opening of new stations in Salo, Vantaa and Oulu.

The future emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles set by the European Commission in May 2018 can be achieved by using liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG). We will particularly address expansion of the heavy-duty filling station network in the Nordic countries.

Liquefied biogas offers an alternative also for industrial operators and maritime shipping to achieve their emissions targets. We delivered LBG for industrial use to Uddeholm, a Swedish manufacturer of tool steels, and for maritime transport use to fuel M/T Fure Vinga, which is owned by leading Swedish shipping company Furetank. We produced the LBG at our biogas facility in Lidköping, Sweden. LBG can be used directly in the same applications and processes as LNG. The role of gas as a low-emission fuel will increase and gas will further strengthen its position as a key source of energy during the coming decades.

Please read Gasum Group Interim report Q2 2018 >

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

 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.

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20.06.2018

Gasum diversifies services by acquiring Enegia’s energy market services

The leading gas sector player in the Nordic countries, Gasum is acquiring the energy market services business of the energy industry expert company Enegia. The acquisition will strengthen Gasum’s Nordic strategy by enabling service expansion in the energy wholesale market and creating a platform for expanded product offering to its customers.

Gasum has signed an agreement with Enegia to acquire Enegia’s energy market services business. The transaction covers the shareholdings of Enegia Consulting Oy, Enegia Portfolio Services Oy and intStream Oy. The transaction is anticipated to be completed during August 2018.

Customers of Enegia energy market services business include energy companies, industry and the public sector. Energy market services employ around 35 professionals in energy sourcing and sales and in emissions trading and green certificates. Enegia’s energy market services personnel will transfer to Gasum when the transaction is closed. Energy market services will continue its business and service provision to current customers. Gasum’s aim with the transaction is to expand service provision to the natural gas market and throughout the company's operating area in the Nordic countries.

”The energy sector and gas market are changing rapidly. The competencies of Enegia’s experts will diversify and strengthen Gasum's service mix. The acquisition will enable us to offer more comprehensive services to our current customers and lead the way in the energy sector. It will also provide us with an excellent platform for the development of our product selection in the future by expanding our services geographically as well as by launching new services also in the gas market,” says Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen

”The transaction will make Enegia an EnerKey-driven expert in energy management. We’re happy that Gasum as the new energy market services owner will strengthen the further development and expansion of this business as well,” says Enegia Group Oy Managing Director Kalle Ahlstedt.


For further information please contact:

Jouni Haikarainen, Senior Vice President, Natural Gas, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 709 5690, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com

Kalle Ahlstedt, Managing Director, Enegia Group Oy
Phone: +358 50 453 3507, firstname.surname(a)enegia.com

Mikko Askolin, Vice President, Market Services, Enegia Group Oy
Phone: +358 40 841 9462, firstname.surname(a)enegia.com

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 the 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 station 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. www.gasum.com

Enegia is one of the leading Nordic independent energy expert organizations for the energy industry. Over half of the 100 largest Finnish companies use Enegia’s services, and Enegia Group’s net sales in 2017 were €119.7 million. Enegia’s electricity trade volume is 15 TWh, corresponding to approximately one quarter of Finland’s electricity use. Enegia’s EnerKey is the leading energy data and energy process management system in the Nordic countries. The system is used by approximately 300 organizations to manage energy consumption information from 75,000 meters in 15,000 properties. Enegia is majority-owned by the Finnish private equity firm Vaaka Partners Oy. www.enegia.com

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12.06.2018

More gas buses for Helsinki Metropolitan Area public transport

The number of gas-fueled buses in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will increase when Scania delivers two new gas buses to the bus company Helsingin Bussiliikenne at the beginning of 2019. New-generation gas buses are the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide and local emissions from urban transport. In the future there will be even more alternatives available for cleaner transport as the EU will set the minimum targets for the public sector’s clean vehicles procurement.

Two new gas buses will start service in Helsinki Metropolitan Area public transport at the beginning of 2019. Gas buses are the most cost-effective way to reduce carbon dioxide and local emissions from urban transport.

”Gas buses are used extensively in areas such as Sweden and Central Europe, and demand for clean public transport is also growing in Finland. Encouraged by the positive experiences of other cities, we decided to order new-generation gas buses to also meet the demanding needs of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area,” says Technical Director Michael Andersson of the Koiviston Auton Group who was in charge of the procurement.

There are around 2,300 gas-fueled buses in Sweden and the total figure for Europe is around 17,000. The number is increasing across Europe. Up to 85% of alternatively-powered buses are fueled by gas, which makes gas currently more common than electricity as a fuel.

The buses now procured feature modern Euro 6 emission standard engines. Their operating range is almost the same as that of diesel buses.

”We’re very happy that Helsingin Bussiliikenne wants to take concrete action to cut transport emissions and gain first-hand experience in the new Euro 6 technology.  This investment also has a big impact overall on our national economy through our Finnish body manufacturing industry,” Scania Sales Manager Ilkka Korpela comments on the new-generation gas buses.

”Gas buses are an excellent opportunity for cities and municipalities to implement the circular economy as waste generated by cities and municipalities can be used in fuel production for these buses. For example, the amount of biogas produced in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area each year would fuel almost 1,000 buses. At the same time, various transport emissions would be reduced considerably,” Jani Arala, Senior Manager, Sales, from Gasum points out.

The EU will set minimum targets for the public sector's procurement of clean vehicles in the future. This will further emphasize the opportunities offered by road fuel gases and increase the demand for gas buses in Europe.

 

For further information please contact:

Jani Arala, Senior Manager, Sales, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 44 054 8583, etunimi.sukunimi@gasum.com

Ilkka Korpela, Sales Manager, Scania
Phone: +358 10 555 5291, etunimi.sukunimi@scania.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. www.gasum.com.

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