Divestment of the District Heating Business in Joensuu
We advised Fortum in all legal aspects of the divestment of its district heating business in Joensuu, including the related demerger and legal separation project. The business will be acquired by Savon Voima Oyj, the total consideration on a debt- and cash-free basis being approximately EUR 530 million.
Fortum produced approximately 550 GWh of heat and approximately 240 GWh of power in Joensuu in 2018. The business generated an EBITDA of approximately EUR 20 million and is currently employing three Fortum employees as the operation and maintenance services are sourced from an external partner. The business transformation of the Joensuu plant to lower carbon intensity has largely been done and the detailed plans for further decarbonisation have been prepared.