January 4, 2018

Terrafame aims to develop energy efficiency of its production process in cooperation with Adven

Adven and Terrafame Oy have agreed on cooperation which aims to develop the energy efficiency of Terrafame’s production process and explore new energy solutions for the energy production for the battery chemical plant which Terrafame is planning to invest in.

”Our goal is to make an investment decision on a new battery chemical plant in the spring of 2018, after which the production could start already in 2020. The battery chemical plant increases our energy need and therefore it is a good time to look at the energy efficiency of our processes as a whole and at the same time prepare ourselves for the future. Adven, as an expert in industrial energy and energy efficiency, is an excellent partner for us to minimize the cost of energy-use and the environmental impact,” says Janne Palosaari, Chief Commercial Officer at Terrafame.

In addition to the development of energy efficiency, the agreement also covers a long-term energy production at Terrafame’s industrial site in Sotkamo. Adven acquires the district heating operations in the area and in the future, Adven will deliver energy for Terrafame’s processes as a service and both run and assume the full responsibility for operating and developing the plants.

”We are pleased that Terrafame chose us as its energy partner. Our expertise and experience in developing energy plants and energy efficiency enables us to bring the industry’s best practices also to Terrafame. Development takes place by engaging closely in the customer’s production processes. From this model of cooperation, we have gained very good results from before”, says Heikki Aarrejoki, Director of Account Management at Adven.

Adven and Terrafameare also committed to optimizing the procurement of sulfur and to investigate the technical solutions suitable for its processing. The aim is to find solutions that are suitable for both parties by combining the resources and expertise.

Additional information:

Adven, Heikki Aarrejoki, +358 50 411 1848, heikki.aarrejoki@adven.com


Terrafame Ltd. is a Finnish multi-metal company producing nickel, zinc, cobalt and copper at its mine and metals production plant located in Sotkamo. Our aim is to conduct environmentally sustainable, safe and profitable operations. www.terrafame.com

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