MAN in Finland
MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to design and deliver an LNG regasification terminal for the Forchem company in Rauma. Forchem, company producing chemical and animal feed products from tall oil, has chosen to convert the boiler for generating steam for the refinery process to natural gas/ bio-gas.
The installation will be located besides Forchem’s plant, enabling Forchem to receive deliveries of LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) and LBG (Liquified Bio Gas) via tank-truck deliveries.
Carsten Dommermuth, Senior Manager International Business Development at MAN Energy Solutions, said: «LNG has become very attractive and competitive compared to other fuels and is low in emissions. We see a growing market for small scale LNG solutions for both captive and grid connected applications and are currently commissioning a similar project, where MAN Energy Solutions has provided highly efficient gas and dual fuel engines for a new power plant to secure the future energy supply in Gibraltar. Also many regions in South East Asia may profit from the flexibility such solutions can offer».
With Wega Group
The Finnish company, Wega Group, assisted Forchem with the procurement of the LNG regasification terminal. Wega is an independent energy company, specialised in smart-energy sourcing. Wega has experience from several LNG projects and sees a growing demand for LNG in industrial applications, shipping and road transport in Finland.
«LNG is becoming cost-competitive as an energy source for Finnish customers because of improved efficiency in the supply chain and increasing competition,» said Martti Kaurinkoski, Director of Fuel sourcing at Wega.
MAN Energy Solutions took over fuel-gas specialist Cryo AB in 2015 and fully integrated it into its business. Under the brand MAN Cryo, the company offers since then systems for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases.