Finnish firms give industry a boost worldwide
Finnish companies Valmet, Kalmar, Metso and Wärtsilä are providing machinery and solutions to different industry operators around the world.
Valmet has successfully started up its Advantage DCT tissue production line at Velvet CARE’s mill in Klucze, Poland. The Valmet-supplied machinery is one of the largest and most modern tissue lines in Eastern Europe, strengthening Velvet CARE’s position in tissue production in not only the Polish but also the Central and Eastern European markets.
The Finnish company is also supplying automation technology to two new power plants in Lithuania and Spain, through EPC contractor Steinmüller Babcock Environment. Its automation solutions will enhance a combined heat and power (CHP) plant under development in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, which, once operational, is expected to produce approximately 40 per cent of the district heat used in Vilnius. A new waste treatment facility operated by Gipuzkoa Waste Management in San Sebastian, Spain, will also draw the benefits of Valmet’s solutions and is expected to produce enough energy to provide electricity to more than 45 000 households.
Then on to Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which will supply 10 new machines to Global Container Terminals’ (GCT) Deltaport and Vanterm terminals, both located in the Port of Vancouver. The order comprises three heavy-duty loaded container handlers, four empty container handlers and three reachstackers, which will form an important part of GCT’s renewed machinery fleet.
Metso, in turn, is collaborating with Hexagon to enhance the exchange of valve project data between itself and its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) customers. By combining Metso’s digital valve project quotation tool with Hexagon’s SmartPlant and Smart software suites, many of Metso’s EPC customers stand to gain from speedier quotations and time savings in data processing.
Finally to Wärtsilä, which will provide an integrated cargo handling and fuel gas system for two new gas carrier vessels being built for Belgium-based Exmar. Once completed and delivered, the ships will transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and will potentially be the world’s first vessels capable of running on LPG.