Fortum sells its Kuusamo combined heat and power plant in Finland
Fortum has sold its Kuusamo combined heat and power plant to the Finnish energy company Adven Oy. The transaction is part of Fortumís efficiency programme launched in October 2012. Fortum is concentrating its combined heat and power production to larger centres and units.
The sale has a minor impact on Fortumís financial performance and the gains will be booked in the Heat Divisionís third-quarter 2013 results. The parties will not disclose the sales price.
The production capacity of the Kuusamo plant is 6 MW electricity and 19 MW district heat. The Kuusamo energy and water cooperative has been responsible for operating the Fortum-owned plant. The sale will not affect the personnel.
Adven Oy is an energy company supplying energy solutions and district heating. The company has 182 employees in Finland and Estonia.
Fortumís purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. We provide sustainable solutions that fulfil the needs for low emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, and deliver excellent value to our shareholders. Our activities cover the generation, distribution and sales of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.
Fortumís operations focus on the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the Baltics. In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy markets provide additional growth opportunities. In 2012, Fortumís sales totalled EUR 6.2 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.7 billion.
We employ approximately 10,400 people. Fortumís shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Additional information: www.fortum.com
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