Finnish firms bring in new orders worldwide
Finnish companies Kalmar, Konecranes, UPM, Valmet, Vaisala and Wärtsilä have secured new orders and maintenance agreements globally.
First to Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which will deliver a new fleet of Kalmar equipment, consisting of 33 terminal tractors, three empty container handlers, three reachstackers and one forklift, to global terminal operator DP World’s new deep-water port under development in Posorja, Ecuador.
Kalmar has also won an order for seven terminal tractors and six forklifts, two of them fully electric, from the Rio Estiba terminal in Nueva Palmira, Uruguay. Rio Estiba provides port logistics services, and the new machinery will expand its existing Kalmar fleet.
Then on to Konecranes, which will deliver 12 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers to the Thessaloniki Port Authority in Greece. The order is part of a growth programme at the Port of Thessaloniki and has an exceptionally short delivery time, with the machinery ready for acceptance in March 2019.
Next in line is UPM, which has signed a four-party letter of intent with HASSLACHERLES, IKEA Industry Novgorod and the administration of the Novgorod region that aims to secure wood sourcing for the companies’ sites in the Russian region.
Fair winds for Vaisala and Wärtsilä
Onwards to Valmet, which has renewed its co-operation with Uni Viridas by signing a 10-year operation and maintenance agreement for a biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia. The Finnish company constructed the power plant and first began to operate it in 2015.
Next up is Vaisala, which will provide the Swedish Transport Administration with a new road weather station network after signing a five-year frame agreement.
The network will consist of a minimum of 600 road weather stations throughout Sweden, as well as atmospheric weather sensors, road condition sensors and a remote management system. The order is worth approximately seven million euros.
Finally to Wärtsilä, which has signed an optimised maintenance agreement with Japanese LNG shipowner Tokyo LNG Tanker, a subsidiary of Tokyo Gas. The agreement covers a range of maintenance needs of three LNG carriers that are powered by Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engines.