Published: 2020-09-18

LNG for a Norwegian steel plant to be sourced from Tornio

Ports & terminals LNG for a Norwegian steel plant to be sourced from Tornio

Photo: Celsa Armeringsstål

Gasum has secured a contracted with Celsa Armeringsstål, a manufacturer of reinforced steel, for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG), plus setting up a customer terminal.

LNG will be trucked to Celsa Armeringsstål's steel and rolling mill facility in Mo i Rana in Norway from a gas terminal (part-owned by Gasum) that's located in the Finnish Port of Tornio. The customer LNG terminal will be erected in the Mo Industrial Park.

The steelmaker, who recycles around 700kt of scrap metal/year, uses about 500 GWh of energy per annum. According to the parties, switching to LNG will reduce Celsa Armeringsstål's CO2 emissions by up to 35%.

"By 2030 our goal is to lower our CO2 emissions by 50 percent and in 2050 we aim to be completely CO2 neutral. Our contract with Gasum is a strategic step towards our short-term sustainability goals, without compromising our cost-effectiveness. We are proud and excited to start this partnership with an industry pioneer such as Gasum," Carles Rovira, CEO, Celsa Armeringsstål, commented.

Halvar Rommetvedt, Sales Manager, Gasum, added, "Seeing this investment and partnership come to a reality is naturally great news for us and further promotes sustainable energy sources in the Nordics. In addition, the new terminal gives us an opportunity to connect with other potential customers in the area who are interested in reducing their emissions by choosing LNG."

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