Gasum Bags Framework Agreement For Maritime LNG Supply In Finland

Gasum, an energy company has successfully won the framework agreement with the Finnish government, for the supply of maritime Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). The tendering process organized by Hansel Ltd., the central purchasing body of the Finnish government.

Gasum Bags Framework Agreement For Maritime LNG Supply In Finland
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Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and the Finnish Border Guard would be receiving LNG supply from Gasum, as per the agreement, for the year 2021-2022, with an option to extend the agreement by an additional two years.

Liquified Natural Gas meets the current as well as future emission limits when used successfully an alternative marine fuel.

Pasi Tainio, the Category Manager at Hansel said, “Our well-functioning cooperation with Gasum will continue. Our competitive tendering process has helped achieve a framework arrangement that works well in this developing market, with suppliers as well as client needs taken into consideration. The framework arrangement enables government organizations to source LNG with a high level of supply security and with consideration for responsibility aspects. LNG is better shipping fuel than oil for climate and this framework arrangement enables clients to also procure bio version of LNG.”

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Jacob Granqvist, Vice President Maritime, for Gasum adds, “We have been supplying LNG to the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and the Finnish Border Guard during the previous agreement period. Maritime transport plays a leading role in changing course towards a cleaner tomorrow. LNG complies with all the emission requirements and is highly energy-efficient.”

There are current and the future requirements set by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and the European Union (EU), in terms of decarbonization. LNG by far, is the one of the cleanest shipping fuels which meets the same. 85% of nitrogen dioxide emissions can be cut, by switching to LNG as a marine fuel, says the company. Including the full elimination of sulfur oxide and particulate emissions. Gasum expects LNG to play a major role in the future of Baltic Sea region’s maritime transport.

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