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FCC Industrial wins a 30-million-euro contract to build a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Finland

02/10/2014

FCC Industrial wins a 30-million-euro contract to build a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Finland

• With a storage capacity of 30,000 cubic metres, it will be operational in 2016.
• Over 250 jobs will be created.

 

FCC Industrial wins a 30-million-euro contract to build a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in Finland

FCC Industrial, the specialist industrial project company of the Public Services Group, has been awarded the contract to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage tank at the Port of Pori, Tahkoluoto Harbour, on the west coast of Finland. The client is Skangass, a leading LNG operator in the Nordic countries. The project has a budget of 30 million euros.

The new terminal will have a storage capacity of 30,000 cubic metres and is set to be ready for use during the last quarter of 2016. Over 250 full-time jobs will be created during implementation of the project and, once complete, around a dozen people will work directly at the new terminal and 50 will be placed in associated roles.
 
The project will be carried out under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract and FCC Industrial will be responsible for all design and engineering work, as well as for procuring materials and constructing and commissioning both the tank and all secondary installations required for operation of the terminal. The company has considerable experience building similar LNG tanks. Its leading position in this sector in Spain is supported by the construction of seven LNG tanks at the ports of Gijon, Barcelona and Cartagena. These types of facilities are installed in the industrial zone of ports due to their strategic and logistic location, allowing for gas to be transported and distributed wherever required.
 
Shipped in on tankers, the natural gas is stored in liquid form since its liquid volume is 600 times lower than its volume as a gas. To store the natural gas in liquid form, the tanks must be kept at a temperature of 168 °C below zero. Once the natural gas has been stored in liquid form, when required for use it is turned back into a gas and pumped into the pipeline network.

By winning this contract, this FCC Group Division is able to strengthen its international presence in industrial projects, exporting its over 25 years of experience constructing and commissioning hydrocarbon storage and transport facilities (oil and gas pipelines) throughout Spain, working with clients such as Enagas, Gas Natural Fenosa, CLH, Repsol.

Experience in this type of project

FCC Industrial is currently building the Marina-Lucense pipeline in Lugo; a 65-kilometre gas line with a pipe diameter of 16 inches. It is also working on the construction of a LNG storage plant and pipeline linked to the facilities at the Port of Callao, in Lima (Peru). Thanks to its extensive knowledge, experience and portfolio of past work, FCC Industrial is at the forefront of implementing this type of project.