The completion is part of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the terminal. 

As per Wärtsilä’s contract, the turnkey solution provided by the company includes complete ship unloading, full containment LNG storage, LNG truck loading, ship bunkering, regasification and natural gas send-out facilities.

The storage tank has a volume of 50,000m3 and this new terminal is considered to be one of the largest LNG receiving terminals in the Nordic region.

Apart from the EPC contract for the terminal, Wärtsilä has secured a 10-year maintenance contract to offer services based on the needs of the terminal. 

The Tornio Manga LNG terminal is expected to start commercial operations in mid-2018 and it will supply natural gas to a local stainless steel mill and LNG to local industries and other consumers in the region.

This new terminal is expected to play a significant role in reducing the carbon foot print of the region’s industrial operations.

In November, the first shipment of LNG is scheduled for arrival.  

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions LNG Solutions vice president Alexandre Eykerman said: “We managed to successfully build our first LNG terminal in very harsh weather conditions and on time. This once again demonstrates Wärtsilä’s full EPC capabilities as well as our unique know-how in gas processing.”

Manga LNG CEO Mika Kolehmainen said: “We are very satisfied with achieving this significant project milestone in original time schedule. The basis for successful project performance has been professional safety management and fluent co-operation between the parties.

“We are now looking forward to moving towards commissioning and start-up phase in order to start LNG deliveries to our customers in the spring of 2018.”

Image: When in commercial operation after spring 2018, the Tornio Manga LNG terminal in Finland will supply gas to a local stainless steel mill, and LNG to other users in the Nordic region. Photo: Courtesy of Wärtsilä.