Wärtsilä supplying LSM plant in Finland
16 August 2023
Facility will convert green electricity into hydrogen, liquefied synthetic methane
Wärtsilä will provide the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the liquefaction and storage of liquefied synthetic methane (LSM).
The plant is to be built by Koppö Energia Oy, a joint venture company between Germany’s Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund and CPC Finland Oy, in Kristinestad, Finland. The Power-to-X plant will have a capacity of 200 MW and will convert green electricity into hydrogen and sustainable LSM. Up to 500 MW of wind and 100 MW of photovoltaic power will be developed under the Koppö Energy Cluster to supply the plant with completely emission-free renewable energy.
“We conducted a diligent selection process before awarding the FEED agreements for our energy transition project. Wärtsilä Gas Solutions is globally recognised as a leader in advanced liquefaction and storage solutions, and their expertise in this field will be an important contribution to the success of the project,” said Thomas Zirngibl, board member, Koppö Energia.
The green hydrogen produced in Kristinestad will be converted into LSM to be used as a sustainable fuel for heavy transport. The investment decision for the plant is expected to be made in the beginning of 2024.
Earlier this year, the project was awarded the Power-to-X Innovation Award at the Tamarindo Global Wind Investment Awards ceremony.