In spring 2015 Niemi Services Ltd began cooperation with Gasum in the use of biogas-fueled moving vehicles. Their vehicles running on biogas can now be spotted on the basis of the green Biogas Label.
Revenue €316.4 million (Q1 2016: €296.9 million)
Operating profit €55.8 million (€47.2 million)
Sales of Natural Gas business 8.0 TWh (8.9 TWh)
Sales of Biogas business 156 GWh (82 GWh), up 90% on the corresponding period a year earlier
Sales of LNG business 1.6 TWh (1.5 TWh)
The Biogas business was strengthened with the acquisition of Swedish Biogas International.
"Gasum continued purposeful strategy implementation and the development of the Nordic gas ecosystem during the first quarter of the year.
In our Biogas business, we closed the acquisition of Swedish Biogas International in Sweden. This reinforces our strategic objective of expanding the gas market in the Nordic countries.
In the Natural Gas business we completed the sale of the heat business and local distribution network. Exiting the heat business and local distribution network gas sales will clarify Gasum's position in the gas market after the coming Natural Gas Market Act reform.
In the LNG business we entered into new liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreements with industrial customers in the Nordic countries, and the AS Tallink Grupp’s new LNG-fueled fast ferry Megastar was bunkered for the first time from our Pori terminal. The ferry started operating on the Helsinki-Tallinn route in January."
For further information please contact:
Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum
Phone: +358 20 44 78 661
(for queries please contact Henna Walker, Executive Assistant)
Markus Olsson, M.Sc. (Econ.), was appointed on April 18, 2017 as Managing Director of Gasum AB, a subsidiary of the Finnish energy company Gasum. He is responsible of sales, biogas business and market development in Sweden. Gasum purchased 100% of the shares of the Swedish biogas producer Swedish Biogas International at the end of 2016. The transaction made Gasum the biggest producer of biogas in the Nordic countries. Swedish Biogas International AB was renamed Gasum AB and operates under the Gasum brand in Sweden.
“Gasum’s strategic objective is to actively develop the Nordic gas ecosystem in which biogas plays an important role. Biogas has enormous potential for growth in Sweden in various segments of transport and industry. Markus Olsson is be responsible of sales, biogas business and market development in Sweden, and he will have an important role in developing our Biogas business further,” says Gasum Vice President Jukka Metsälä.
Prior to joining the Gasum Group, Managing Director Markus Olsson worked as Business Director of Lantmännen Agroetanol. Markus was Head of the company's Marketing, Sales and Logistics department.
Gasum is one of the biggest producers of biogas in Sweden, producing an annual total of around 300 gigawatt hours of biogas. Gasum has 12 biogas plants, five of which – Jordberga, Katrineholm, Lidköping, Örebro and Västerås – are located in Sweden. Gasum also has a 50% shareholding in Vadsbo Biogas. Gasum is also Finland’s leading supplier of biogas. Gasum processes waste and produces biogas at its seven biogas plants in Finland.
The Gasum subsidiary Skangas is the leading Nordic expert in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG). Skangas has LNG production plants in Norway and Finland and LNG terminals in Norway, Sweden and Finland.
For further information, please contact:
Jukka Metsälä, Vice President, Biogas, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 5633 756
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 5540 578,
The Skangas Board of Directors has appointed Kimmo Rahkamo, 54, as the company’s new CEO. He will take up his new role on May 15, 2017. Kimmo Rahkamo has been a member of the Skangas Board of Directors since 2014.
Kimmo Rahkamo start in his new position at Skangas after having served as the Managing Director of Fenniarail since 2010. He has also spent a major part of his career in leadership positions in the oil and gas industry. He has held several senior positions at Neste, including Executive Vice President at Neste Oil. Rahkamo has also served as Vice President for Supply and Oil Refining at Fortum.
“Kimmo Rahkamo is highly experienced and has an impressive track record in business management and in the oil and gas business. As a member of the Skangas Board of Directors he is very familiar with the company and has a clear vision about the future of Skangas. He is in an excellent position to lead Skangas and secure continued positive growth for the company,” says Johanna Lamminen, Chair, Board of Directors, Skangas.
“LNG has remarkable growth potential in the Baltic Sea region’s industry, maritime transport, and heavy-duty road transport sectors. Skangas is the leading player in the Nordic LNG market. I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to lead this company and to respond to the needs of a growing market,” says Kimmo Rahkamo.
The current CEO Tor Morten Osmundsen will continue in his role until May 15, 2017 and ensure a smooth handover to Kimmo Rahkamo.
“Skangas has under the leadership of Tor Morten Osmundsen strengthened its position in the LNG value chain and successfully constructed LNG infrastructure stretching throughout the entire Nordic region in preparation for further growth. I would like to thank Tor Morten for his significant contribution on behalf of the entire Board of Directors,” says Johanna Lamminen.
For more information:
Johanna Lamminen, Chair, Board of Directors, Skangas
Chief Executive Officer, Gasum
Phone: +358 20 44 78 661 (Henna Walker, Executive Assistant)
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
Phone: +358 40 554 0578, forname.lastname(a)gasum.fi
Read more about Gasum's subsidiary Skangas, The LNG company Skangas, www.skangas.com
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