Tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres has announced the signing of a 10-year agreement with Gasum, a Nordic energy company, for the supply of renewable wind energy.
The wind energy will be produced by a new wind farm in North Ostrobothnia and will provide sustainable electricity for Nokian’s Finnish factory and for Vianor operations in Finland, starting in 2023.
The Finnish factory has been using electricity from renewable energy sources since 2019, and the agreement with Gasum was signed to ensure a continuous supply of green electricity would be available for factory use in the future.
“This is another step on our way to cut CO2 emissions according to our ambitious Science Based Targets and our commitment to renewable energy,” commented Teppo Huovila, vice president, quality and sustainability, Nokian Tyres. “We have already installed solar panels on the rooftop of our warehouse in Nokia, Finland, above the parking lot of our factory in Dayton, USA, and in our new testing center in Spain.”
The Finnish Wind Power Association states that the share of wind-powered electricity is 20 times greater than 10 years ago, and during 2020, nearly 10% of electricity used in Finland was generated by wind.