16 Apr 2015
NIB loans for new waste-to-energy plant in Finland
New waste-to-energy plant. Photo: Olli-Pekka Orpo, Vantaan Energia.
NIB has signed loan agreements with Vantaan Energia Oy and SEB Leasing Oy to finance the construction of a waste-to-energy plant in Vantaa, Helsinki Metropolitan Area Finland.
The waste-to-energy (WtE) plant, the first waste incineration plant in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, will contribute to mitigating of climate change. It will reduce the use of coal for electricity and heat production, and decrease the amount of mixed waste that ends up in landfill. Operations began at the plant in late 2014.
The new WtE plant is designed to burn approximately 340,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste a year with an overall annual efficiency of 95%. This can be expected to increase the value of waste in the region, which may lead to improved efficiency in the supply chain for waste.
The plant produces both electricity and heat. The annual capacity of electricity will be 600 GWh and that of district heating 920 GWh, which corresponds to about half of Vantaa’s annual heat requirements. New capacity in the region is much needed, as the demand for district heating is expected to grow until 2020. In addition, the new plant will replace one of the production units at the Martinlaakso power plant, which will come to the end of its service life by 2015.
Vantaan Energia Oy is one of Finland’s largest urban energy companies. The company produces electricity and district heating and is owned by the City of Vantaa (60%) and the City of Helsinki (40%).
SEB Leasing Oy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), and the subsidiary is part of SEB Merchant Group.
NIB is an international financial institution owned by eight member countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The Bank finances private and public projects in and outside the member countries. NIB has the highest possible credit rating, AAA/Aaa, with the leading rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.
For further information, please contact:
Mr Sebastian Påwals, Director, Head of Energy & Environment, at +358 10 618 0527, mixIt(‘s’,’ebastian.pawals’,’nib.int’,”,”,’1522849430190-2′);sebastian.pawals (at) nib.int
Ms Niina Rantti, Communications Officer, at +358 10 618 0265, mixIt(‘niina.’,’rantti’,’n’,’ib.int’,”,’1522849430190-3′);niina.rantti (at) nib.int