Finnish firms optimise operations worldwide
Finnish companies Kalmar, Wärtsilä and Valmet are providing solutions to large undertakings in Hungary, China, Namibia and Italy.
First to Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which will supply 10 reachstackers to the China Railway Ürümqi Group, which is operating a railway line in the core economic zone of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative in Xinjiang, China. The new equipment will join a fleet of 30 Kalmar reachstackers already operational in various cargo centres of the Railway Ürümqi Bureau. The railway line is a key economic trade link between Asia and Europe.
Then on to Wärtsilä, which has delivered its first engine and storage hybrid installation to ALTEO Group subsidiary Sinergy in Budapest, Hungary. Wärtsilä has optimised an existing power plant with its energy storage solution by using GEMS, an energy management system from Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä-owned company. The installation will enable ALTEO to provide frequency and secondary regulation to Hungary’s national grid operating in virtual power plant mode.
The Finnish technology group has also secured the operations of De Beers’ diamond mining vessel Debmar Pacific by outfitting it with new Wärtsilä gensets that will extend its lifetime, improve its reliability and enable fuel savings. The vessel is engaged in diamond mining operations off the coast of Namibia and is owned by Debmarine Namibia, a joint venture between De Beers and the Namibian government.
Finally to Valmet, which will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Burgo Group’s Verzuolo mill in Italy. The PM9 paper machine, originally supplied by Valmet, will be rebuilt to produce recycled containerboard grades instead of lightweight coated (LWC) paper grades in order to support Burgo Group’s diversification strategy. The value of an order of this type is usually around 40–60 million euros.