600 million SEK to be invested in new LNG terminal in Gävle
Norwegian Skangass plan to invest 600 million SEK in a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Port of Gävle.
The plans include a new gas dock, a 30,000 m3 storage tank and a gas filling station. The terminal is expected to be completed in early 2016. Skangass are waiting for the decision on planning permission, which is expected in March.
As a fuel for industry, LNG is less expensive and is a better environmental option than oil. Both Sandvik and Ovako are local potential industrial users of LNG, which can also be used as a fuel for heavy vehicles and ships.
The terminal will make Gävle the most northerly port in Sweden capable of receiving LNG. The new terminal will also create between 10 and 15 new permanent jobs at the Port of Gävle, as well as employment during the construction phase.