May 15, 2017

Finnish companies make waves internationally

Valmet and Orora Limited have agreed on a new, multi-year service agreement for board making line at Orora's paper mill in New South Wales, Australia.
Valmet and Orora Limited have agreed on a new, multi-year service agreement for board making line at Orora's paper mill in New South Wales, Australia.
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Finnish industry stalwarts Wärtsilä, Outokumpu and Valmet are once again making headlines for their global operations.

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is to acquire US-based energy storage company Greensmith Energy Management Systems, in order to expand into the energy storage market. The closing of the transaction awaits US regulatory approvals, and is expected to take place no later than July 2017.

“Together with Greensmith we will become a global energy systems integrator,” says Javier Cavada, president at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.

Meanwhile, Outokumpu has supplied super duplex stainless steel for the prototype of an offshore patrol vessel made by Swedish Steel Yachts (SSY).

The vessel set sail on 12 May, and is made completely out of Outokumpu’s Forta SDX 2507 super duplex stainless steel, due to the materials high corrosion resistance and other qualities.

“The idea is to find solutions for some of the key challenges in the boatbuilding industry and to provide more efficient, safer and greener ships for the future,” comments Petra Rosén, head of marketing at SSY.

Finally, Valmet has renewed its service agreement for the ‘B9’ board making line at the Orora Botany Mill in New South Wales, Australia. Valmet supplied the B9 containerboard line to the paper mill back in 2012.

“We are fully engaged and integrated into one B9 team and have been working side by side to deliver steady results in all areas since the machine’s start-up,” says Pierre De Villiers, general manager for Valmet in Australia and New Zealand.

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