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Orders sail in for Finnish firms worldwide

The MV Armand-Imbeau II ferry fitted with a wide range of Wärtsilä solutions, runs on LNG fuel and will operate on the Saguenay river in Quebec, Canada.Wärtsilä

Finnish companies Kalmar, Pöyry, Valmet, Wärtsilä and Nokia have received orders from China, Sweden, Germany, Canada, Hawaii and India.

First to Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which has won a supply order for 15 units of container handling equipment from Shanghai International Port (Group) in China. The order comprises four reachstackers and 11 empty container handlers to be delivered in the third quarter of 2018.

Next up is Pöyry, which has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services assignment for the expansion project of SunPine’s biorefinery in Piteå, Sweden. A new adjacent facility will increase the biorefinery’s production capacity of tall diesel fuel by 50 per cent.

Pöyry has also won a detailed engineering services assignment in Germany, where it will help Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper (KPPP) set up a new advanced thermo mechanical pulp (ATMP) plant in the city of Hagen. The new ATMP plant will provide raw material for KPPP’s two paper machines at the Hagen site.

Then on to Valmet, which will supply another OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International in China. The new production line will produce high-quality fluting grades and will be the seventh paper and board making line that Valmet has supplied for Shanying International. An order of this type is typically worth around 30–40 million euros.

Next in line is Wärtsilä, which has equipped a 92 metre-long ferry to be operated by Société des traversiers du Québec with a wide range of its solutions, including dual-fuel engines, fuel storage, control and supply systems, and automation. Running on liquefied natural gas (LNG), the ferry has a capacity of more than 430 passengers and 110 cars or 16 tractor units, and will operate on the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine route in Quebec.

Wärtsilä has also signed a 10-year maintenance and operational advisory agreement for Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The fast-response power plant will primarily be used to meet peak loads and its ‘black start’ capability improves resilience in case of a natural disaster. The plant also supports Hawaii’s ambitious renewable energy goals.

Finally to Nokia, with its cloud-native core technology being deployed by Idea Cellular in India’s capital Delhi. Nokia’s technology will support the Indian operator’s transformative steps towards greater digitalisation in order to meet increasing data demand and mobile broadband growth.

Published on 21.08.2018