Regional operations


In Harjavalta in Finland, Veolia supplies energy to the companies in the local industrial park, as well as district heating to the neighbouring towns. In co-operation with the park’s companies, Veolia reduces the energy costs and environmental impact of the park.

The industrial park is a factory district of around 300 hectares. The enterprises in the park are active within metallurgy, chemical industry and process energy. The companies Nickel and Boliden in particular run large-scale business on location.
Veolia is responsible for energy services in the park through its subsidiary STEP which is in charge of production at the park’s power station:
  • Steam
  • Heat
  • Hot water
  • Water
  • Process water
  • Compressed air

STEP even handles the heat recycling from the company’s industrial processes as well as a continuous optimisation of the energy flow in the industrial park.
STEP has step-by-step managed to modernise the energy production in the park within the framework of their long-term commitment.
  • In 2011, a new 20 MW boiler plant was built in connection with the power station in order to ensure the future energy needs of the park are met and create a more reliable and flexible production.
  • In spring 2015, STEP and Norilsk Nickel agreed to install a new 30 MW boiler plant to burn wood and liquefied natural gas for delivery of steam. The new boiler will reduce the energy costs of the park and reduce its dependency on fuel oil corresponding to 520 tank truck deliveries annually. The emission of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is estimated to be reduced by 70,000 tons per year.
 The modernisation of the energy production has resulted in increased reliability and flexibility. The task for the industrial park is proof of the group’s capacity and skills within energy refinement.
Clear customer value:
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Heavily reduced environmental impact

For more information contact:

Tomi Ihalainen
CEO, Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut - STEP Oy
[email protected]
+358 44 701 23 15