Fri September 24 09:00 am 2021 in category Articles

Wind powered electricity for Nokian Tyres’ Finnish factory

Nokian Tyres has signed a 10-year agreement with the Nordic energy company Gasum to supply renewable wind energy for the electricity used in the Finnish factory and in Vianor operations in Finland. The power will be produced by a new wind farm in North Ostrobotnia and the supply starts in 2023.

Nokian Tyres has used electricity from entirely renewable sources in the Finnish factory already since 2019. The agreement with Gasum ensures the availability of green electricity also 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. 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”, says Teppo Huovila, VP, Quality & Sustainability, Nokian Tyres.

Nokian Tyres was the first tire company to have its climate targets for cutting CO2 emissions officially approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative. The strong demand for renewable energy accelerates investments in wind power and supports the transition toward a carbon neutral society.

According to the Finnish Wind Power Association, the share of wind powered electricity has multiplied by 20 times in ten years, and last year nearly 10% of electricity used in Finland was generated by wind.