Veolia supports BASF by providing industrial utilities to BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta

Veolia Nordic has, through its subsidiary Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut - STEP Oy, signed a long-term partnership agreement with BASF Battery Materials Finland Oy (BASF) for the delivery of industrial utilities to BASF’s battery materials plant to be built in the Harjavalta Industrial Park in Finland. 

Veolia will design, build, finance and operate a utility plant (steam, water and pressurized air) together with adjacent pipeline infrastructure. Veolia will use the experience and knowledge from the operative organisation already in place at the Harjavalta industrial park to operate the new installations dedicated to BASF. In addition, the recovered energy from other industries in the Harjavalta industrial park will be used to minimize the environmental footprint by replacing fossil fuels. 

Veolia brings all its expertise and know-how within industrial utilities and plant operation to provide a seamless delivery of utilities. 

Lithium-ion batteries are growing in demand as we are facing increasing electrification in the transport sector throughout the world. We are proud to contribute to securing a utility supply with limited environmental footprint to the new battery cluster in Finland. This contract defines Veolia’s strategy. Our solution to use recovered heat and other already available sources of energy within the industrial park to supply the process of BASF is a textbook example of applied circular economy. At the same time we contribute to the ecological transformation of our societies by supporting technical solutions addressing the global environmental challenges,concludes Håkon Vist, CEO of Veolia Nordic. 

The construction of the utility plant will start during 2020 and the commissioning date is planned for late 2021.

Further information: 
Kristoffer Nordenstaaf, Market & Communication, Veolia Nordic AB
tel. +46 (0)72 520 55 21, email. [email protected]

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 179,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2019, the Veolia group supplied 98 million people with drinking water and 67 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 45 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 50 million metric tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €27.189 billion in 2019 (USD 29.9 billion).

Suomen Teollisuuden Energiapalvelut - STEP Oy (STEP) provides sustainable energy solutions for industrial customers in Finland through principles of partnership. Customer needs, energy-efficiency, and tailored solutions are key emphases in all of the energy solutions offered, which combine local and international expertise. STEP is a joint venture owned by Veolia (51%) and Pori Energia (49%).