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Aurora’s acquisition of Outokumpu’s non regulated electricity distribution network in Röyttä, Tornio was a “first of a kind” in this niche asset class. The transaction was concluded in 2013 and it presented Aurora with the chance to build a partnership with a solid Nordic industrial partner by operating and maintaining the high quality electricity network located at Outokumpu’s key industrial plant.
Outokumpu is one of the largest stainless steel producers in the world and its Tornio site is the largest and most integrated stainless steel production site in Europe. The Tornio site is Finland’s largest single consumer of electricity with volumes of approximately 3 TWh per year.
The electricity network, comprising of switchgears, compensators, transformers, cables and a network operating system, is operated by six people. High peaks in electricity flow are very typical to the network due to Outokumpu’s process requirements, hence, the technical operations of the network require experienced and skilled personnel as well as advanced equipment and systems.