Finnish firms boost presence worldwide
Finnish companies Stora Enso, Nokia, Valmet, Kalmar, UPM Raflatac and Pöyry have strengthened operations and secured orders around the world.
First to UPM Raflatac, which opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 2018. The new terminal will supply innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products to label converters in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Next up is Stora Enso, which is supporting Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology in the creation of a new digital, interactive learning and test environment for scientific communication called Wisdome. The Finnish forest industry company has donated funds and will contribute expertise and sustainable wood products for the new signature, wooden building planned in Stockholm, Sweden.
Moving on to Nokia, which has together with German service provider M-Net conducted the first field trial of probabilistically shaped wavelengths using Nokia’s PSE 3 super coherent technology. The trial was carried out in the state of Bavaria, where the German service provider prepares to launch a state-of-the-art WDM network to meet soaring demand for video traffic and 5G mobile broadband.
Nokia has also been selected by Rakuten to supply a full turnkey solution for the Japanese internet service company’s end-to-end cloud-native mobile network to be deployed across Japan.
Then on to Valmet, which has opened three new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan to strengthen its presence in Asia-Pacific. The offices in Vietnam and Malaysia are the Finnish company’s first in the countries, while the office in Sapporo, Japan, will give it better access to customers in Northern Japan.
Next in line is Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which will supply six zero-emission rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) to South Florida Container Terminal in the Port of Miami, the US. The delivery is to be made in early 2020.
Finally to Pöyry, which has completed an owner’s engineer services assignment for two 130MW cycle gas turbine power plants in Thailand. The plants are owned by B. Grimm Power Limited and located within the Amata City Industrial Estate, in Chonburi Province.