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01.11.2018

Gasum subsidiary Skangas in agreement with Gothia Tanker Alliance to deliver LNG as fuel to new tankers

Gasum subsidiary Skangas entered into an agreement with parts of the Gothia Tanker Alliance to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. The new agreement comprises current as well as new vessels with LNG propulsion soon to come.

The main Swedish shipping companies that will get the advantage of the supply agreement with Skangas are Furetank Rederi AB, Erik Thun AB and Rederi AB Älvtank. These shipping companies have invested in total six new LNG fueled vessels and together with the existing Fure West they are all jointly operated by the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is actively contributing to reduce any negative environmental impact of the shipping industry. Their goal is zero emissions within 2050.

“Investing in LNG fueled vessels contributes along these lines”, explains Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank. “For newbuilds we focus on energy efficiency and innovations. Together with our choice of cleaner fuel we are experiencing a major reduction in our CO2 emissions, not to forget the reductions in particulate matters and NOX”, he concludes.

Fuel supply from land or off shore

Wherever a LNG vessel might need fuel Skangas will be delivering. The delivery chain consists of trailer trucks, extensively being used for bunkering operations in ports, bunkering from terminals, as well as Skangas’s bunker vessel Coralius. The bunkering ship-to-ship by Coralius may take place at anchorage off Gothenburg in Sweden, off Skaw in Denmark, off shore Norway or in ports during cargo operations.

“Skangas is very happy with the agreement and to continue our relationship with Furetank and the rest of the Gothia Tanker Alliance”, says Tommy Mattila, Director Sales and Marketing in Skangas. “Being trusted to supply LNG also for the future vessels is a confirmation that we are delivering as expected. We will continue investing and improving to meet ship owners’ demands and expectations,” he concludes.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), is the cleanest available marine fuel, one that is rapidly becoming more commonly used as a cost-effective alternative. LNG is suitable for all vessel types, including ferries, passenger ships, tankers, bulk, supply and containerships. LNG offers several benefits by reducing local and global pollution. Switching to LNG completely removes SOx and particulates and reduces NOx emissions by up to 85%. In addition, LNG reduces CO2 emissions by at least 20%. Use of LNG as marine fuel result in compliance with current and forthcoming IMO and EU regulations. 

For further information, please contact:

Lars Höglund, Managing Director of Furetank
P: +46 705 74 96 41, lars.hoglund@furetank.se

Tommy Mattila, Director Sales and Marketing, Skangas
P: +358 40 581 9247, forname.lastname@skangas.com

Gothia Tanker Alliance is a leading European tanker network for coastal tankers. Our nine co-operation companies offer an even more comprehensive service network to our clients. Together the alliance provides a significantly increased tonnage capacity and vessel sizes. Our vision is to be recognized as industry leaders and our clients’ first and best choice by offering safe and sustainable cargo transportation in combination with reliable and smooth service. We can offer the optimum size vessel in the right position at the requested time. Our fleet consists of fifteen vessels between 5,000 and 10,000 dwt and 4 more to be delivered, twenty-four vessels between 10,000 and 40,000 dwt and 8 more to be delivered. www.gothiatankers.com.

Skangas is a leading provider of LNG to the Nordic market. The company delivers LNG to customers in the shipping, manufacturing and heavy transport sectors. Skangas assists its customers in reaching their environmental and energy objectives by offering an efficient and stable supply of LNG. Skangas is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Nordic energy company Gasum. 

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24.10.2018

Gasum subsidiary Skangas delivered renewable Liquefied Biogas (LBG) to Nornickel Harjavalta and STEP

For the first time Nornickel Harjavalta and Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut (STEP) Oy received liquefied biogas (LBG) from Gasum subsidiary Skangas. Renewable liquefied biogas substantially improves the environmental footprint of the companies.

The LBG is used in Nornickel’s production of biohydrogen and for their energy production. Up to now Skangas has been supporting Nornickel with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Nornickel Harjavalta’s goal is to continuously improve waste recycling. In addition, they are committed to reducing emission to air and water and minimizing disturbances.

“Using liquefied biogas is a natural development towards an even cleaner operation and environment,” says Marko Mikkola, Director Operations support & EHSQ, Nornickel Harjavalta. “Having replaced oil products with LNG in hydrogen production and bioenergy we are already significantly reducing our fossil CO2 emissions. As renewable LBG becomes increasingly available we will continue to improve our environmental footprint,” he concludes.

STEP received liquefied biogas for their bio steam boiler plant. Annually the steam boiler plant produces around 220,000 MWh of steam fueled by wood pellets. Wood pellets is the main fuel for STEP supported by back-up fuel of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Skangas. Investing in the new steam boiler in 2016 STEP estimated an annual CO2 reduction of approximately 70,000 tons. This is since they changed their energy source from heavy oil to pellets and gas.

“We are extremely satisfied with the opportunity to use renewable gas in our energy production”, says Antti Kokko, Head of Sales and Business Development, STEP. “This is a step in the right direction and we welcome more biogas whenever possible,” he concludes.

“This is the first time we are supplying LBG to Norilsk and STEP”, says Jouni Bedda, Sales Manager in Skangas. “ LNG and LBG will continue to walk hand in hand as the availability of LBG on the market is on the rise.”

Because the LNG and LBG mainly consist of methane the existing LNG supply infrastructure can be used. Compared to oil products LNG removes SOx and particulate matters and reduces NOx emissions by up to 85%. In addition, LNG reduces CO2 emissions by at least 20%. LBG is like LNG, however, it is a renewable fuel made from 100% local feedstocks. Biogas is produced through the processing of various types of organic waste.

For further information please contact:

Marko Mikkola, Director Operations support & EHSQ, Nornickel Harjavalta 
tel. +358 50 384 3624, marko.mikkola@nornickel.fi

Antti Kokko, Head of Sales and Business Development, STEP
tel: +358 44 701 2350, antti.kokko@stepenergy.fi

Jouni Bedda, Sales Manager, Skangas Oy
tel. +358 40 744 2870, Jouni.Bedda@skangas.com

Nornickel Harjavalta is a significant and diverse refiner of nickel metals and chemicals. Our job is to produce the base and precious metals needed by society in an efficient and safe manner. We make versatile, high quality nickel products that are manufactured to meet customer needs. Our products help make technological advances and developments a reality. Our values guide our business and work activities and form the foundation for our operations. nornickel.fi

Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut - STEP Oy offers sustainable energy solutions to industrial customers in compliance with partnership principles. The clients’ needs, energy efficiency and customized services are in a central position in all energy solutions offered by the company, combining local and international know-how. STEP is owned by Pori Energia (49%) and Veolia (51%). www.stepenergy.fi

Skangas is a leading provider of LNG to the Nordic market. The company delivers LNG to customers in the shipping, manufacturing and heavy transport sectors. Skangas assists its customers in reaching their environmental and energy objectives by offering an efficient and stable supply of LNG. Skangas is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Finnish natural gas expert Gasum. skangas.com.

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17.10.2018

Gasum announced a major filling station network investment program in Q3 2018

Gasum Group Interim Report, January 1 to September 30, 2018

Key financial indicators 

• Revenue €827.4 million, up 22,5% (€675.7 million)
• Sales of Natural Gas business €613.2 million (€497.8 million)
• Sales of LNG business €176.8 million (€140.5 million)
• Sales of Biogas business €35.5 million (€35.4 million)
• Operating profit €93.0 million, up 20,0% (€77.5 million)

Gasum Group CEO Johanna Lamminen comments on the third quarter of 2018: 

”Our Group’s financial performance improved in line with our expectations during the period under review. Our revenue was up 22.5%  year on year at €827.4 million and our operating profit was €93.0 million.

The fight against climate change necessitates a transition from carbon- and oil-based alternatives to cleaner solutions, and this is rapidly accelerating the demand for gas. In the years ahead, we will be investing significantly in the development of the Nordic gas market and infrastructure. We are continuously strengthening our capacity to offer diverse, competitive and easy-to-access gas solutions to our customers in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

In transport in particular, the demand for cleaner gas solutions is growing considerably. Transport accounts for around a fifth of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions total and, of this, a quarter is from delivery and heavy-duty vehicles. To respond to this growing demand, we have adopted offering clean alternatives for transport as one of our strategic focuses.

In September, we announced a major plan to expand the gas filling station network for heavy-duty vehicles by around 50 stations in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The new filling stations will be located at key transport nodes as regards road haulage flows, and they will enable significant increases in the use of liquefied natural gas and biogas in heavy-duty transport.

Another important step in the development of the Nordic gas market is the transaction closed in late August where we acquired the energy market services business of Enegia.

The acquisition enables us to serve our Nordic customers more extensively. At the same time, we are continuing preparations for the opening up of the Finnish gas market effective from the beginning of 2020.”

Please read Q3 2018 Interim report >

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. www.gasum.com.

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