With investment support from the Finnish Government of 185 million NOK, Skangass has decided to build a new import terminal for LNG on the southwestern coast of Finland at the port of Pori. The terminal with a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters and a throughput of 500,000 tons of LNG per year is expected to be commissioned in the fall of 2016.
By comparison, Skangass’ Risavika LNG terminal near Stavanger has a throughput of 300,000 tons per year.
Skangass says the the main contractor and suppliers for the project have already been selected.
”The investment decision will result in speedy progress in the construction project. It is highly important that the Pori terminal is completed on schedule and that we can launch deliveries to our existing and new customers. Interest in LNG is found among industrial, shipping as well as heavy-duty land transport customers,” says Skangass’ Sales and Marketing Director Tommy Mattila.
The Pori LNG terminal will be the third Skangass terminal in the Scandinavian region. A terminal of the same capacity was opened by the company in Lysekil, Sweden this summer. Skangass also has a long-term LNG supply contract with the company Risavika LNG Production.
Skangass has charter parties for two LNG tankers and operates a fleet of 20 LNG road trucks.