Neste's Engineering Solutions, a global solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services, has completed the construction work of the 2.2 km long gas transmission pipeline from the port of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating terminal vessel in Inkoo Finland deep harbor area, to answer the needs of our long-term partner Gasgrid Finland. Gasgrid Finland has implemented the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project to secure the supply of gas to industry, energy production and households as well as to safeguard Finland’s security of supply from winter 2023 onwards.
The FSRU project pipeline part included Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services of the gas transmission pipeline and equipment needed to connect the FSRU to the main Finnish gas transmission network. Work began in June 2022 and most of the demanding work for this highly critical project was finalized during 2022. The EPCM work was executed well within schedule. The first natural gas molecules from the LNG floating terminal vessel were transmitted via the pipeline on the 29th of December 2022.
”We are proud to have been part of such a critical project and happy that our extensive knowledge in natural gas infrastructure and LNG terminals proved very useful,” says Patrick von Essen, Senior Vice President, Engineering Solutions at Neste.
”The project has been a success. Thanks to the committed and experienced professionals we were able to engineer, construct and commission the new port structures and gas network connection in record time. The Inkoo LNG floating terminal project is an excellent example of teamwork between different parties at its best. Now that our LNG floating terminal is ready, it also improves the security of supply for Finnish society,” says Esa Hallivuori, Senior Vice President, Transmission Business at Gasgrid Finland Oy.
The gas transmission pipeline EPCM work was coordinated together with Gasgrid Finland and Ramboll Finland Oy, which was responsible for the port structures. Neste's Engineering Solutions’ scope included detailed design, procurement of materials with expedition, contracting and construction management for the gas transmission pipeline, civil works and integration to the existing infrastructure. The project also included assistance in procurement of critical equipment, such as the gas unloading arm, not belonging to the traditional pipeline design scope.