Hamina LNG terminal launches in Finland


The Finnish Hamina terminal has started its commercial operations following completion of its cooldown procedure and systems and equipment testing.

A joint venture between Finnish company Hamina Energy, Wärtsilä, and Estonian energy firm Alexela, the terminal provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage services with a storage capacity of 30,000m3.

Having started supplying natural gas to the grid on 6th October, the terminal also provides regasification and injection services into the Finnish gas transmission network with a daily capacity of 4,800MWh (megawatt hours).

Marking Finland’s first ever LNG import terminal connected to the transmission network, the current capacity allows for around 1.7 TWh (terawatt hours) of natural gas to be injected from the terminal into the network annually, according to the operator.

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