Safety and the environment

Tornion Voima invests in both emission control and a high level of occupational safety.

The environment

Emission control

The Tornion Voima power plant has a legally valid environmental permit, which defines threshold values for fuels that comply with the Government Decree on limiting emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust from combustion plants and gas turbines with a rated thermal output of at least 50 megawatts. In addition, the plant can burn recycled fuels within the limits specified in its co-incineration permit.

Emissions from the Tornion Voima power plant are below the permitted limits, and emissions from the boiler plants comply with the permit conditions.

Emission limit values annually:

  • sulphur dioxide: 104 mg/m3(n)
  • particles: 11 mg/m3(n)
  • nitrogen oxide: 163 mg/m3(n)
  • hydrochloric acid: 25 mg/m3(n)
  • ammonia: 15 mg/m3(n)
  • hydrogen fluoride: 1 mg/m3(n)
  • mercury: 5 mg/m3(n)

Total emissions from the power plant in 2023:

  • sulphur dioxide: 99.6 t
  • particle emissions: 4.3 t
  • nitrogen oxide: 115.3 t

Reuse of ash

Tornion Voima produces energy by burning peat and biofuels. The incineration process generates fly ash and bottom ash, and we are actively looking for new ways to reuse them.

Tornion Voima has been able to reuse all the bottom and fly ash generated. They have been used in a wide range of applications, including various civil engineering projects and as a cement binder for mine filling at the Kemi Mine.

Tornion Voima also has the possibility of temporarily storing bottom and fly ash in its own intermediate storage area for biofuels.


Safety and environmental training

It is important to us at Tornion Voima Oy that our employees, service providers and partners can work in a safe working environment. Everyone is briefed on the hazards and procedures in the work area. Occupational safety material is made available for new employees, service providers and partners in advance so they can study it before entering the area. Safety training also includes an exam, which is taken before starting work.

Turvallisuus- ja ymparistökoulutus 2021 (pdf)


Turvallisuustiedote suuronnettomuuden varalta Kemi-Tornion seudun asukkaille (pdf)

Access permit

Please contact Tornion Voima’s contact person if you need an access permit.