Aurora’s value to customer
At Aurora, we believe that responsibility for owning, maintaining and developing critical electricity networks is best left to a dedicated partner specialized in utilizing experiences and insights from different industries in order to cost-efficiently reach maximum network reliability needed for specific industrial site. From the perspective of business owners, the question is whether it makes sense for a company to own and tie up capital in a non-core and non-productive asset when top-class niche expertise is available from a specialized partner that is also able to operate the asset more efficiently.
Partnering with Aurora enables the client to free substantial capital tied up in the network for more productive use in its core business. In addition, the investment debt related to many of self-owned networks is growing and can cause risks to production processes in the future. Aurora’s model is long term and preventive by nature, and its asset management efficiency is several times higher than the industry average.
Aurora’s scope and responsibilities within the network is always defined based on customer needs.
Our staff has the leading expertise to take the responsibility for operating, maintaining and developing the network and investments into it over the long term. Leveraging Aurora’s best practices from different industries enhances sustainability and the competitiveness of our customers.
Neste – outsourcing electricity network releases resources
For a long time, the industrial network in the Kilpilahti area was owned by Neste, but the company sold it to Aurora Infrastructure Oy at the turn of 2014-2015. Besides Neste, the Kilpilahti closed distribution network is also used by other companies in the area. Outsourcing the network released resources for Neste’s core business. Outsourcing the electricity network was a beneficial solution for Neste financially, operationally and from the perspective of developing the network.
Neste Energy Director Jussi Hintikka says:
“Developing the network in the Kilpilahti area requires investments and human resources. Outsourcing the network to Aurora has released these resources back to our core business. Now there is a specialized organization in charge of the electricity infrastructure development and distribution. In just a short period of time, Aurora has made multiple investments in modernizing the network and there is significant development work under way. For us, the greatest uncertainty factor in the outsourcing was the smooth development of cooperation and whether the development of the network would proceed logically from our perspective. Now, a bit over two years later, I can safely say that the collaboration works well at every level. Aurora is committed to developing the network, so our concerns have been proven unfounded.”