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Gasum wins contract with Finnish Gov’t for maritime LNG supply

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Gasum will supply LNG and bio-LNG to the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and the Finnish Border Guard for 2021-2022.

The energy company won the framework agreement in a competitive tendering process organised by the Finnish Government’s central purchasing body, Hansel. The agreement includes the option of being extended by two years.

Gasum started biogas test deliveries for the Finnish Border Guard in April, to test logistics and practicalities on board, as well as demonstrate biogas as a renewable fuel source in maritime transport.

“We supplied LNG to the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and the Finnish Border Guard during the previous agreement period,” said Jacob Granqvist, vice-president, maritime, Gasum.

“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.”

Pasi Tainio, category manager at Hansel, commented: “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 organisations 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 a bio-version of LNG.”