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MAN Energy Solutions awarded regasification terminal contract

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MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it has received the contract to design and deliver an LNG regasification terminal for the Forchem company in Rauma, Finland.

Forchem, an innovative company that produces chemical and animal feed products from tall oil, has chosen to convert the boiler for generating steam for the refinery processing to natural gas/ bio-gas. MAN Energy Solutions will deliver a tailor-made installation, including offloading skid for LNG trailers, vertically standing 200 m3 vacuum-insulated tank and vaporiser unit.

The installation will be located besides Forchems plant, enabling Forchem to receive deliveries of LNG and liquified bio-gas (LBG) via tank-truck deliveries. It is designed specifically for Forchem’s requirements, considering local climate conditions, minimum maintenance requirements and long lifetime.

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.”

The company is also happy to grow its presence in the Finnish market with this project, adds Roger Göthberg, Managing Director MAN Energy Solutions in Finland and Sweden. “We see growth potential both within the industrial and marine segments. Having established the Finnish Branch office in 2017, we are now seeing a growing interest in our solutions.”

The Finnish company, Wega Group, assisted Forchem with the procurement of the LNG regasification terminal.

“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.

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