The Metsä Tissue Corporation has contracted Skangas to supply the Mänttä tissue paper mill with liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order to replace liquefied petroleum gas in the paper drying process.
LNG will be delivered to the Mänttä mill - which produces toilet tissues, household towels, handkerchiefs, industrial rolls, and greaseproof paper for baking and cooking products - by road tankers from Skangas' import terminal in the Port of Pori. Before being used, LNG will be regasified at the mill. In cooperation with the Technical Services of its parent company, Gasum, Skangas will also carry out the modification and equipment installation work relating to the fuel change.
"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," Kari Karttunen, Metsä Tissue Mänttä Mill Manager, emphasised.
Kimmo Rahkamo, CEO, Skangas, also commented, "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."