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Skangas extends agreement with Borregaard

Borregaard continues their co-operation with Skangas for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and extends the current supply agreement. For the next three years Skangas will remain their main LNG supplier and deliver an increased amount of LNG to Borregaard’s production site in Sarpsborg.


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Skangas signs Letter of Intent with National Grid Grain LNG

Skangas to Source LNG at Import Terminal on Isle of Grain, UK Skangas today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with National Grid Grain LNG. Under the terms of the LoI, Skangas is to source LNG at the Grain LNG import terminal on the Isle of Grain in the UK. Skangas, which produces LNG, struck the deal with Grain LNG to ensure a reliable supply of LNG is available, which is critical to the fast-growing small-scale LNG market.


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First shipload of liquefied natural gas to Northern Finland delivered to Manga LNG terminal – Making more alternatives available in the energy market

The Manga LNG natural gas import terminal in Röyttä Harbor, Tornio, is a joint venture of the industrial companies Outokumpu and SSAB Europe, the energy company EPV Energy and the LNG company Skangas. LNG was shipped to the terminal by Coral Energy, a time-chartered LNG carrier operated by Skangas. Once completed in summer 2018, the import terminal will be the largest LNG terminal in the Nordic countries and the second LNG terminal in Finland. Northern Finland’s gas and fuel market will be diversified as a new fuel – LNG – enabling deliveries to industry, marine transport and heavy-duty road transport outside the gas pipeline network will become available in the market.


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Skangas and Titan LNG increase security of LNG Supply

Skangas of Norway and Titan LNG based in The Netherlands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The two companies will cooperate on serving marine Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) customers. For ship operators this agreement will contribute to the overall availability as well as the optimization of LNG deliveries in the wider region.


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Progress made in LNG terminal construction in Tornio, Finland

Progress is being made in the construction of the Manga LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland, and the terminal is technically ready to use. The technology group Wärtsilä has been responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract delivery for the terminal. The Manga LNG terminal project is a joint venture of Skangas, Outokumpu, SSAB and EPV Energy that is due for completion in early 2018. Once completed, the terminal will be the largest LNG import terminal in the Nordic countries.


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Skangas first small-scale LNG loading at Statoil terminal

On October 17th Skangas successfully completed the first small scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) loading at the Statoil operated LNG plant at Melkøya island outside Hammerfest in Norway. Statoil delivered the cargo of 100 GWh to Skangas’ vessel Coral Energy.


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Skangas breaks boundaries by delivering fuel change to LNG in open sea

For the first time Skangas’ vessel Coralius both cooled down tanks and delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG) in one operation. The receiving vessel LEG/C Navigator Aurora was supplied with just under 500 mt LNG in the middle of a voyage between Sweden and South Europe. The complete operation took place at Danafjord outside Gothenburg over 7th and 8th of October 2017 and the operation was considered a great success.


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Coralius supplies LNG at the Port of Gothenburg

Skangas bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the tanker vessel Ternsund in the Port of Gothenburg. It was the first time Skangas’ new bunker vessel Coralius operated in this port. Increased number of LNG fueled vessels drive bunker demand.


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Coralius' maiden trip

Skangas’ Coralius had her maiden voyage delivering LNG to their terminal in Øra, Fredrikstad in Norway on 14 September. The vessel was loaded with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Skangas’ own production facility in Risavika, Stavanger.


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LNG from Skangas to ESL Shipping's bulk carriers

Skangas and ESL Shipping have entered into an agreement for providing gas fuel to ESL’s LNG-powered bulk carrier newbuildings. These two new vessels will start operating during first half of 2018. The first of the two vessels was named “Viikki” in June 2017, honoring the shipping company’s tradition to name its ships for places in Helsinki.


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Gasum increase its shareholding in Skangas

Gasum Ltd is increasing its shareholding in Skangas to 70%. The Norwegian Lyse Group will continue as a Skangas shareholder with a 30% stake. The increase in shareholding will strengthen Gasum’s position as the leading LNG provider and developer of the Nordic gas ecosystem.


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Ultra-modern 5,800 cbm LNG bunker vessel Coralius named in ceremony

Coralius, the first European built LNG bunker and distribution vessel was named Monday 22 May by Johanna Lamminen, Chair of the Board of Skangas and Chief Executive Officer of Gasum. The vessel was commissioned by owners Anthony Veder and Sirius Shipping in 2015 and was built by Royal Bodewes. This new vessel will offer LNG bunkering services for Skangas, a subsidiary of Gasum, mainly operating in the North Sea, the Skagerak area and the Baltic Sea. This way Skangas will serve customers’ better in all harbours in Nordic countries.


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Skangas passes 2,400 days without injuries and accidents

Since we started LNG operations in Risavika in October 2010 and the successive building and operation of our LNG infrastructure in North West Europe until today, we have not had any injuries nor accidents. Over this time period we have successfully delivered almost 1.4 million tons (20 TWh) LNG to industry and marine customers by pipe, truck or ship. This strong safety performance shows that small-scale LNG suppliers have established same robust safety standards as the global LNG industry.


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Skangas wins framework agreement for LNG supply

The leading LNG player in the Nordic countries, Skangas has won the framework agreement in a competitive tendering process organized by the Finnish government central purchasing body, Hansel Ltd, and will supply the cleanest marine fuel, liquefied natural gas (LNG), to the offshore patrol vessel Turva and icebreaker Polaris for 2017–2019. The framework agreement has two years additional option. LNG as a marine fuel meets the current as well as future emission limits and has very high energy content.


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Kimmo Rahkamo appointed CEO of Skangas

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


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New LNG bunker vessel arrives in 3 months

Skangas’ new LNG bunker vessel, Coralius, arrives in June 2017. Her main operation area will be from the Kiel Canal to mid Norway, including part of the North Sea. Being flexible in terms of location, she can deliver Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) both in ports and at sea.


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Industrial Park in Harjavalta, Finland, switches to cleaner energy

Skangas will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy, an energy company operating in Suurteollisuuspuisto Industrial Park, Harjavalta, Finland. In the future, the STEP power plant will generate an annual total of around 600 GWh of steam energy required by Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy (NNH) and Boliden Harjavalta Oy. In January 2017 an investment decision was made by STEP to fully replace the use of heavy fuel oil from the beginning of 2018 onwards. This decision will reduce the rate of emissions from Suurteollisuuspuisto Industrial Park.


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Delivery of LNG to Stormossen

Skangas signed a contract with Stormossen, Finland, to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) to their first biogas station in Vaasa. Stormossen offer fuel both for the public transportation sector and for passenger cars. Skangas’ flexible delivery of LNG will form the back-up and secure Stormossen’s supply of biogas to their customers.


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Skangas bunkered Megastar

Tallink’s new LNG-powered fast ferry Megastar was bunkered by Skangas from a road tanker at Helsinki’s West Harbour on January 25, 2017. Megastar will start operating on the Helsinki-Tallinn route this weekend, powered by the cleanest marine fuel – liquefied natural gas (LNG).


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Icebreaker Polaris bunkered

The Finnish icebreaking service company Arctia’s newest icebreaker, IB Polaris, set out from Katajanokka, Helsinki, for icebreaking duty in the Bothnian Bay and arrived for bunkering at the Skangas LNG terminal in Pori on January 10, 2017.


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Skangas make first small scale LNG reload at Klaipeda in Lithuania

December, 2016 Skangas signed an agreement with Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas company, for a small-scale LNG reload to take place at the Klaipeda LNG Terminal in Lithuania. The reload will take place early January 2017. This will be the first reload conducted at the terminal and it is the first time Skangas source LNG from Statoil.


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Delivering liquefied bio gas (LBG) to Hafslund

As part of its effort to find innovative ways to produce renewable district heat, Hafslund Heat is now testing liquefied bio gas (LBG) as an alternative to liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Haraldrud heating plant. The plant received the first 20 tonnes of natural gas on Wednesday.


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LNG to Kemira’s production plant

Skangas and the chemicals company Kemira Oyj have entered into an agreement on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Kemira plant producing water treatment chemicals in Kaanaa industrial park, Pori, Finland.


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First full LNG bunkering of Fure West tanker

For the first time since its conversion to a triple fuel system, the product tanker M/T Fure West was bunkered with LNG by Skangas. The bunker operation took place at the Skangas LNG terminal in the Port of Risavika near Stavanger.


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Skangas awarded framework agreement with Statoil

Skangas has entered into an agreement with Statoil for delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel for their platform supply vessels (PSV). The LNG will be delivered to several bases along the Norwegian west coast by ship.


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New LNG driven ferry teams up with Skangas

The Tallink group chose Skangas as one of their LNG partners for the new LNG driven fast ferry Megastar. The two companies signed a contract securing the ferry liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel in Helsinki. The Megastar starts her route between Helsinki and Tallinn next year.


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First ship load of LNG to Finland arrives at Skangas

Sunday July 10th 2016 the first shipload of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived at the Gasum’s subsidiary Skangas LNG terminal in Pori. To be completed in August, the facility is the first LNG import terminal in Finland. LNG was brought with the time chartered Skangas Coral Energy carrier from the North West Europe. The Skangas LNG terminal is undergoing commissioning, and commercial deliveries to customers will begin in September. LNG will help diversify the Finnish energy market as it enables deliveries to industrial operators outside the gas pipeline network as well as for maritime and heavy-duty road transport.


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Skangas delivers liquefied natural gas for Polaris

Skangas has made the first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Polaris – the world's first LNG-powered icebreaker. Polaris is a dual-fuel icebreaker using LNG as the primary fuel and diesel as a reserve fuel.


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Skangas supplies STEP Oy

Skangas will begin the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the energy company Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut – STEP Oy for a new bio steam boiler plant.


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Risavika LNG Production under Skangas ownership

The acquisition of the Risavika LNG production plant has been approved by the competition authorities of Sweden and Norway. The acquisition of the Risavika production plant will strengthen Skangas’s presence in the downstream of the LNG value chain and secure Skangas’s commercial position in the Norwegian market and North Sea.


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Gasum subsidiary Skangas to acquire Risavika LNG production plant from Lyse

The Gasum subsidiary Skangas and the Lyse Group have signed an agreement concerning the sale of the Risavika LNG production plant. The acquisition of the Risavika production plant will strengthen Skangas’s presence in the downstream of the LNG value chain and secure Skangas’s commercial position in the Norwegian market and North Sea.


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Bunkering new vessel

8 January 2016 Skangas bunkered the M.V. Greenland in Westport Stavanger for the first time. This was done by a truck to ship delivery.


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Development of Ship-to-Ship Bunkering Solution on Track

Just six months after Skangas opened the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering station in the Port of Risavika, Norway, the company reached another milestone in its plans to develop bunkering solutions. To complement the Risavika bunkering station, Skangas has been hard at work on its ship-to-ship bunkering solution, which is designed to meet growing demand from the maritime sector of companies that operate in the small-scale LNG business.


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LNG supply ageement for Porin Prosessivoima

Skangas and the energy company Porin Prosessivoima Oy have entered into an agreement on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for a power plant in Kaanaa industrial park, Pori, Finland.


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Starting to construct the natural gas pipeline

Skangas is having a natural gas pipeline build from the LNG terminal under construction in Tahkoluoto, Pori, Finland, to Kaanaa industrial park. The pipeline construction project begins in early August 2015, and the connection pipeline is due for commissioning in May 2016.


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New timecharter LNG vessel for Gasum

Gasum and Anthony Veder have signed an agreement for a long term timecharter of a new ICE Class 1A Super LNG carrier. The 18,000 cbm vessel will be built at German shipyard Neptun Werft and delivered at the last quarter of 2017.


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