Wartsila, the Finnish LNG propulsion equipment maker and project supplier, has been given full notice to proceed from Manga LNG for a small-scale import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland.
Watsila will start construction on the site near Tornio in January 2015. Manga is a joint venture involving Nordic companies Outokumpu Group, Svenskt Stål AB (SSAB), Skangass and EPV Energy Ltd. The LNG equipment maker initially announced this project in January 2014. The order, valued at around 100 million euros ($123M), will be included in Wartsila's order intake in December 2014. The turnkey delivery of the first import terminal supplied by Wartsila includes complete unloading, storing and regasification equipment for LNG. The capacity of the LNG storage tank will be 50 000 cubic metres. A 10-year maintenance agreement was also signed between the parties. The first maintenance agreement for an LNG terminal complements Wartsila's service proposition and experience within dual-fuel and gas engines for shipping and related equipment. One of the main users of the imported natural gas will be the Outokumpu Tornio steel mill. A gas pipeline will be built to the nearby Roytta industrial site, where the mill is located. Additional potential gas users are mines, factories and other industrial customers in Northern Finland and Sweden. Wartsila said railway and truck transportation from the terminal will be available. The terminal can also be used for LNG bunkering as well as to supply fuel for LNG-powered ships. "The world is switching to natural gas, and we make it available in new places. With our unique turnkey offering, we are ready take a leading role in end-to-end LNG systems," said Tore Bjorkman, Vice President of LNG and Nuclear at Wartsila Power Plants. Source: LNG Journal