April 16, 2018

Finnish industrial companies active worldwide

Valmet and Fortum are collaborating on technology that produces sustainable bio-oil, with an example of it in operation at Fortum’s energy plant in Joensuu.
Valmet and Fortum are collaborating on technology that produces sustainable bio-oil, with an example of it in operation at Fortum’s energy plant in Joensuu.
Fortum

Finnish industrial companies Vaisala, Dovre Group, Valmet, Fortum, Metso and Pöyry are involved in large-scale projects and have won substantial orders from around the world.

First up is Vaisala, with plans to build a close to 3 000-square-metre office building in the US. The new building will be located next to Vaisala’s existing office premises in Louisville, Colorado, that will also undergo refurbishment. The projected price tag is 12 million euros.

Next in line is Dovre Group, which will provide project management resources for the Balticconnector project. The 250-million-euro project is co-owned by Finnish company Baltic Connector and Estonian firm Elering, and will see a natural gas pipeline installed across the Gulf of Finland to connect the Finnish and Estonian gas networks.

Then onto Valmet, which is collaborating with Finnish energy company Fortum and Swedish refinery company Preem to scale up the development of technology that produces sustainable bio-oil. The two Finnish companies have previously worked on the technology together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Valmet will also deliver three Valmet IQ quality-control systems fitted with Valmet IQ optical sensors to Italian system integrator E.I.L.. The systems will be installed on E.I.L.’s three new tissue machines in the EMEA area.

Metso, meanwhile, will supply its first EtaRip metal recycling pre-shedder unit in North America. The order came from Milliron Iron & Metal.

Finally to Pöyry, which has won the engineering services assignment for the expansion of the Salgado Filho Airport, located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The order was awarded by the HTBM consortium made up of contractors HTB, Tedesco and Barbosa Mello.

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