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Skangas to provide LNG for Finnish tissue paper mill

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Skangas has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Metsä Tissue Corp. regarding the supply of LNG to the Mänttä tissue paper mill in Finland for production process use.

LNG will be used to replace LPG in the paper drying process. This will improve competitiveness and reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions.

According to the statement, LNG will be delivered to the mill via road tanker from the Skangas Pori LNG terminal. Before it is used, the LNG will be regasified at the mill. In cooperation with the Technical Services of its parent company, Gasum, Skangas claims that it will carry out the modification and equipment installation work relating to the fuel change.

Metsä Tissue Mänttä Mill Manager, Kari Karttunen, said: “We’re aiming to constantly improve the mill’s environmental performance. LNG will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from our production, which was the decisive factor in our decision to make the switch.

“We celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Mänttä mill in September. We’re developing our operations so that we’ll be producing tissue and cooking papers sustainably in the future, too.”

The CEO of Skangas, Kimmo Rahkamo, said: “It's great that Metsä Tissue switches to cleaner energy and at the same time the Finnish LNG market grows. LNG is an excellent alternative as a fuel for the various paper industry processes and also for energy production. We offer environmentally friendly LNG for diverse industrial needs.”

The Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill produces toilet tissues, household towels, handkerchiefs, industrial rolls and greaseproof paper for baking and cooking products. The mill has three tissue paper machines, one greaseproof paper machine and 11 converting lines for tissue paper.

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