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Finnish firms offer solutions worldwide

YIT has taken on the second stage construction of a medical device factory in Kaunas, Lithuania.YIT

Five Finnish companies, Pöyry, Valmet, YIT, Kalmar and Neste, are lending their expertise and providing green solutions around the world.

First up is Pöyry, which is providing technical consulting and engineering services for Assuruá Energia Solar’s power plant in the Brazilian city of Itaguaçu da Bahia. The plant has an installed capacity of 30MWac, and it started to generate energy in the first quarter of 2018.

Next in line is Valmet, with a supply order for a tissue machine restart-up package for Xiamen Sin Yang Paper’s TM1 tissue machine in China. The delivery includes the necessary project management, maintenance, spare parts, and start-up for the machinery that was originally delivered by Valmet in 2014. The start-up is scheduled for July.

Then onto YIT, which has signed an agreement with US-based medical products manufacturing company Hollister for the second-stage construction of a medical device facility in Kaunas, Lithuania. The factory will cover 24 000 square metres of land and the second-stage construction will be completed next spring. The value of the deal for YIT is around 25 million euros.

Next up is Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which is developing the world’s first fully autonomous and emission-free cargo solution with Norwegian mineral fertiliser company Yara. Kalmar will deliver autonomous equipment, software and services for a fully digitalised cargo handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway, which will operate together with the world’s first autonomous and electric vessel, the Yara Birkeland.

Finally to Neste, whose Neste MY Renewable Diesel is set to power the municipal fleet of the City of San Leandro located in California, the US. San Leandro is the latest Californian city to opt for Neste’s low-carbon diesel fuel, with San Diego, San Fransisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and others already having turned to the diesel alternative produced from 100 per cent renewable raw materials.

Neste has also announced that it will acquire the share majority in Dutch animal fat trader IH Demeter to help secure raw material availability for its renewable product refineries. The Finnish company will buy 51 per cent of the Dutch company, which is to be re-named Neste Demeter after the transaction receives regulatory approval.

Published on 28.05.2018