The jubilant 50-year-old Porvoo Refinery is moving forward
A saxophone and atmospheric lighting greeted the guests as they arrived at Porvoo Refinery's 50th anniversary this September. Porvoo Art Factory housed the festivities arranged for over 100 stakeholders, among others, representatives of the government and the city of Porvoo, clients and former employees.
Finland´s Prime Minister Juha Sipilä joined the celebrations. He also had time for a brief visit at the refinery. In his speech, the Prime Minister reminded us that Neste has built a turnover of 2 billion euros from renewable resources in just five years. He told the guests that he expects his government to perform as well. Sipilä wished continued success for the company and also signed a greeting card with well wishes “for the whole team at Neste.”
Neste has gloriously transformed through the years from a traditional oil refining company into an innovating enterprise. In his speech, Neste CEO Matti Lievonen enhanced the resolute Neste attitude that has helped the company to succeed. Neste now develops high-class fossil and renewable fuels that are among the very best in the world. The company continuously explores the possibilities to use waste and residue to make renewable products. Jukka-Pekka Ujula, Mayor of the City of Porvoo, reminded the guests of the significance of Neste as a corporate citizen in Porvoo.
Among the guests there also were former directors of the Porvoo Refinery. They have created a solid ground for contemporary success. Former directors Matti Niemi, Erkki Liimatainen and Jouko Huumonen enhanced the significance of the skills and commitment of Neste personnel in creating the future.