Manga LNG Oy's LNG terminal project is progressing on schedule following a ceremony to lay the base stone.
Construction of the facility, located in the port of Röyttäs, will continue through autumn, after earth moving works were completed during the summer ready for the foundation of the terminal.
It is hoped that the roof structure of the tank will be installed before the winter.
The €100 million terminal, which is due to be completed in early 2018, comprises reception, discharging and filling stations for LNG ships, a 50,000 m3 tank as well as a pipeline and a car terminal for LNG tankers.
The import terminal is a joint venture between Outopumpu Oyi, SSAB Oy, Skangas and EPV Energia Oy.