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Finnish firms charge ahead worldwide

Fortum is involved in the world’s first wireless fast-charging infrastructure for electric taxis in Oslo, Norway.Fortum

Finnish companies Kalmar, Fortum, Nokia and Vaisala have landed new orders and are taking part in pioneering infrastructure projects.

First to Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which has extended its collaboration with VidaXL to supply a further three Kalmar T2 terminal tractors and related maintenance services to the Dutch online retailer. The terminal tractors will be used at VidalXL’s central distribution centre in the Netherlands.

Then on to Fortum, which is working with the City of Oslo and US company Momentum Dynamics on the world’s first wireless fast-charging infrastructure for electric taxis in the Norwegian capital. The project’s solution is to install wireless charging plates where the taxis are parked and fit the cars with receivers. This will allow for charging up to 75 kilowatts and help to further develop wireless charging technology for all EVs.

Next in line is Nokia, which has seen its Scene Analytics adopted by Belgian startup Room40 to flag real-time emergencies and crimes at service stations, parking lots and construction sites across Belgium. Nokia’s machine learning-powered solution processes thousands of simultaneous streams from CCTV cameras, and audio and IoT sensor data, allowing for automatic incident alerts in real time.

Finally to Vaisala, which has signed a contract with the state-owned Argentine Air Navigation Service Provider (EANA) for installing its automated weather observing system at 31 airports in Argentina. The contract is worth approximately 15 million euros for the Finnish company.

Kalmar will suplly the three machines with a purple finish – VidaXL’s brand colour. Image: Kalmar
Published on 25.03.2019