Technology, engineering and project management group Neste
Jacobs has won the bidding competition of Gasum's Finngulf
LNG and Balticconnector project to deliver the project
management office (PMO).
The PMO office will in 2014, together with the other
front-end engineering design (FEED) companies for the
individual sub projects, prepare the material in order to
enable Gasum to make the final investment decision for the
combined Finngulf LNG investment, including Balticconnector,
at the end-of-year 2014.
After that, Neste Jacobs will be responsible for the project
management services of the whole project.
"We chose Neste Jacobs to deliver the project through a
public bidding competition. During the bidding competition we
became convinced of Neste Jacobs' cost effectiveness,
professionalism and commitment to the project", said Timo
director of Gasum Finngulf
LNG and Balticconnector.
In addition to the large-scale Finngulf LNG project
serving Finland and the
Baltic States, Gasum is also clarifying the possibilities to
build smaller terminals serving the energy needs of shipping
industry and companies.
Neste Jacobs is currently delivering the feasibility study
and FEED for Gasum West Finland LNG terminal. Neste Jacobs is
carrying out the project from its offices in Turku and
Porvoo. Gasum chose Neste Jacobs to deliver the project
already earlier during autumn 2013.
"We are very happy to serve Gasum with the help of our expert
project management and engineering staff in these projects",
said Jarmo Suominen, managing director of Neste Jacobs. "The
extensive co-operation with Gasum further supports Neste
Jacobs' strategy to become the leading LNG engineering
company in Nordic countries."
The value of the assignments above is about 20 million euros.
The delivery of the services will take place during several
years, according to the timetable of each project.
"We have through many years of cooperation become convinced
of Neste Jacobs' expertise and commitment to successful project
execution", said Tommy
Mattila, head of LNG for Gasum Oy. "We are currently planning
several initiatives enabling the usage of LNG as alternative
fuel source for business not connected to the current
national gas grid. It is very possible, that we continue the
co-operation with Neste Jacobs also in these areas."