ÅF Pöyry teams up with St1 for renewable fuel project in Sweden

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St1 has selected ÅF Pöyry as its engineering partner for a new renewable fuel production unit investment project in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The investment is estimated to be around SEK 1.5 billion (€140 million); ÅF Pöyry’s services will include all engineering disciplines, procurement and scheduling services for the project, which consists of new units, revamp of existing units and new storage facilities.

Energy company St1 is planning to construct a hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) manufacturing unit at the site in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the goal of producing renewable diesel. The new plant will have a capacity of 200,000 tonnes per year of renewable HVO, which can be blended into diesel and be converted into biodiesel.

“We are proud to be a part of St1's work to produce renewable fuel to reduce CO2,” said Mikael Fränckel, business area manager, process industries Sweden at ÅF Pöyry. “We are confident that as a selected partner we will fulfil St1's needs through our services and technical solutions.”

“The objective of our renewable fuels strategy is to meet the ambitious 2030 climate targets in our home markets of Finland, Sweden and Norway,” added Bo-Erik Svensson, managing director of St1 Refinery. “A key area for us is significantly reducing the CO2 emissions of transportation fuels from own production. We have chosen ÅF Pöyry as an engineering partner to be able to carry out the project according to the desired standard and on time.”

"Our target is to be a part of our customers' success by creating sustainable solutions for the future,” concluded Jörgen Katz, business unit manager, process Iindustries at ÅF Pöyry. “We look forward to cooperating with St1 in this project and making future for future generations together.”

Production at the refinery is slated for the beginning of 2022.