Martinlaakso power station

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Martinlaakso power station is an operating power station of at least 80-megawatts (MW) in Vantaa, Uusimaa, Finland.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Martinlaakso power station Vantaa, Uusimaa, Finland 60.2833, 24.8364 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 2: 60.2833, 24.8364

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous, bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids), fossil gas - natural gas 80 subcritical 1980 2029

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 2 Vantaan Energia Oy [100.0%]


The CHP plant is the largest source of power and heat for Vantaan, a city just north of Helsinki. The plant consists of three units, 60 MW (gas) commissioned in 1975, 80 MW (coal) commissioned in 1980, and 57 MW (gas turbine) commissioned in 1995. It is owned by the cities of Vantaa (60%) and Helsinki (40%).[2]

The plant was modified into a bioenergy heating plant in early 2019.[3][4] According to Vantaa Energy, “In addition to the biopower boiler, we still use coal and natural gas as fuel at the Martinlaakso power plant. The use of coal will be phased out by investing more in biopower and waste-to-energy power." The company aims to phase out all coal use by the 2020s.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Coal-Fired Plants in Finland," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  3. Finnish power plants, Finnish Energy Agency, accessed 09.12.2019
  4. "Vantaa Energy," Vantaan Energia, accessed Dec 9, 2019
  5. "Bioenergy an important part of Koskisen’s business," Committed to Wood, May 31, 2019

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