Finnish heavyweights offer expertise worldwide
Large-scale Finnish industrial companies Nokia, Valmet, Outotec and KONE have been making headlines around the world recently.
First up is telecommunications giant Nokia, who is collaborating with Deutsche Telekom and the Hamburg Port Authority on 5G research on an 8 000-hectare site at the Port of Hamburg.
Various aspects of 5G will be tested in an industrial setting, including network slicing. 5G will also be seen in action in use cases such as traffic lights management and data processing from mobile sensors and virtual reality.
Further from home, Nokia is collaborating with China Unicom to deploy a cloud-native core network in seven Chinese provinces. The network will provide agility improvements and lay the foundation for a future 5G network.
KONE, meanwhile, will equip the up-scale residential and hotel development Karlatornet in Gothenburg, Sweden, with nine elevators for the hotel, and five elevators for the residential tower, as well as a KONE JumpLift elevator during construction.
Valmet is also engaged in Sweden, where it will supply BillerudKorsnäs’s new board machine with 36 online measurements, consistency transmitters and analysers in Gruvön.
Over in China, Valmet will supply a waste-fired boiler to Shanying Huazhong Paper’s paper mill in Jingzhou found in the Hubei province of China. The waste-to-energy boiler will supply electricity to the mill and use the waste from the mill on energy production.
Finally to Outotec, who has agreed to deliver two iron ore pelletizing plants for Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel in the Chinese economic development zone Caofeidian. Outotec’s pelletizing plants have an annual capacity of four million tonnes of iron ore pellets each.