Fortum in Lithuania

Our operations in Lithuania are focused on heat and power generation.

Fortum in Lithuania

Our business

We have been operating in Lithuania since 1999. The waste-to-energy plant in Klaipėda, commissioned in spring 2013, is the first project of its kind in the country.

Our services and solutions

Our services and solutions include power, heat and sales and electric sales.

UAB Fortum Klaipèda

The Fortum Klaipèda combined heat and power plant (CHP) is situated in the Klaipèda Free Economic Zone. The waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant, commissioned in spring 2013, is the first project of its kind in Lithuania.

UAB Fortum Klaipèda was founded on 21 November, 2007. The majority shareholder of the company is UAB Fortum Heat Lietuva, holding 95 % of the shares. The rest of the shares are owned by AB Klaipėdos energija.

The Fortum Klaipèda combined heat and power plant (CHP) is situated in the Klaipèda Free Economic Zone. The waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant, commissioned in spring 2013, is the first project of its kind in Lithuania.

The generation of energy from non-hazardous municipal and industrial waste is an important part of Fortum’s strategy as it helps to use waste as a local resource and reduce environmental pollution caused by the emission of gases from waste dumps. The new plant plays a significant role in the waste management chain. UAB Fortum Klaipèda aids in solving waste management problems and reduces the amount of landfill waste.

The Klaipèda CHP plant uses municipal and non-hazardous industrial waste and biofuel as fuel. It generates heat for the city of Klaipèda (the plant provides for about 50% of Klaipèda’s total heat energy needs) as well as electricity that is sold within the national electricity network. The latest technology used by the Klaipèda CHP allows for maximum fuel efficiency and advanced waste gas cleaning. The plant has a heat generation capacity of 50 MW and an electricity generation capacity of 20 MW. The air pollution at the Klaipèda CHP is significantly lower than the limit set out in the EU and Lithuanian normative documents.

Ever since its opening, UAB Fortum Klaipèda has been actively trying to give the public an insight into their activities. Those who visited the plant in the last couple of years include the town communities, non-governmental organisations, school children, local residents and members of various institutions. During the tour, the visitors have an opportunity to understand how the process of energy generation from waste works as well as to observe and learn about the company’s operations.

UAB Fortum Klaipèda has an active presence in the local community and willingly contributes to various events around the city. It supports cultural, educational and other activities and takes part in various functions. The company is a member of the Klaipèda Free Economic Zone.

Some key figures from Lithuania

Power generation, capacity 18 MW
Heat production, capacity 90 MW
Employees 31 Dec 2017 ​95
CO2 emissions 0.08 Mt

 

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