23 September, 2015

E.ON, Swedegas and the Port of Åhus are seeking to build a gas network in the north-east of the province of Skåne in southern Sweden.

E.ON, Swedegas and the Port of Åhus have signed a letter of intent to examine the preconditions for building a gas network in north-east Skåne.

A gas network in north-east Skåne would provide customers with access to biogas and at the same time consolidate regional development.
This collaborative venture would include the establishment of a storage facility for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Port of Åhus as well as an isolated regional gas network for biogas and natural gas.
"E.ON is Sweden's largest gas distributor and we own and manage the network for distributing gas to end-customers. Our aim is to offer competitive energy gas solutions to as many customers as possible. With a regional gas network we can create apotential for renewable transport solutions and at the same time reach customers who would otherwise not be able to connect to a gas network," said Tina Helin, CEO of E.ON Gas.
"The Port of Åhus has an important role to play when it comes to increasing the competitiveness of the companies that are established in the port area. A gas network and an associated LNG storage facility would certainly have such an effect," said Fredrik Åsare, CEO of the Port of Åhus.
Swedegas owns, runs and maintains the Swedish gas grid.
"This project is entirely in line with our undertaking to create new opportunities for biogas and LNG within smart energy systems, allowing biogas producers to reach a wider market, for industry to make environmental gains and for there to be greater scope to build filling stations to support the expansion of more eco-friendly transport," said Lars Gustafsson, CEO of Swedegas.
The parties are about to commence a joint enquiry into the preconditions for establishing a gas distribution network in north-east Skåne, using the Port of Åhus as a starting point. The enquiry is due to be completed in December.
For further information, please contact
Torbjörn Larsson, Communication Manager, +46 (0)70-637 32 77
E.ON Gas Sverige AB
Saila Horttanainen, Information Manager, +46 (0)70-622 76 06
Swedegas AB
Fredrik Åsare, CEO, +46 (0)44-28 86 01
Åhus Hamn & Stuveri AB

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