Finnish firms active across industries globally
Finnish companies Wärtsilä, MacGregor, Pöyry and Valmet have secured orders and an award worldwide.
First up is Wärtsilä, with the Finnish technology group having extended its relationship with NiuPower in Papa New Guinea by taking responsibility for the full operation and maintenance for up to five years of NiuPower’s clean-burning natural gas power plant. The 58MW Port Moresby Power Station will operate on six Wärtsilä 34SG engines and will provide a reliable source of base load power for the local grid, once it becomes operational in January 2019.
Next in line is MacGregor, part of Cargotec, which has secured an order from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea for the design and delivery of complete hatch cover sets and container fixed fittings for eight 1 800-TEU container ships. Delivery of the equipment is planned for 2019.
Then on to Pöyry, which has been awarded, for the fourth consecutive time, the Top Engineering Award in the Mining (Services) – Consulting / Projects category by the Association of Former Students of the School of Engineering of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. The award honours companies operating in Brazil that stand out as suppliers of engineering services in a wide range of sectors, including construction, steel, mining, health and energy.
Finally to Valmet, which has expanded the operations of its service centre in Neenah, Wisconsin, in the US, to include a new spreader roll workshop, which will strengthen the Finnish firm’s service capabilities for its North American customers in the pulp, paper, board and tissue industries.
Valmet will also supply new winding technology and surrounding equipment for Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel in Germany, enabling the German family business to increase line production of its PM4 paper machine. The start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2020. An order of this type typically worth around 5–10 million euros.