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Finnish firms scoop up new orders worldwide

Metso celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of its new valve technology centre in China on 9 January.Metso

Finnish companies Kalmar, MacGregor, Metso, Nokia and Wärtsilä have reported new supply orders and commenced site work on new plants worldwide.

First up is Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which will supply four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to US transportation company Norfolk Southern’s intermodal terminals at Landers in Chicago, Illinois, and Rossville in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Kalmar SmartPower RTGs will be installed at each terminal by the end of this year to boost container handling capacity.

Then on to another Cargotec company, MacGregor, which will supply deck machinery equipment for a US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATSX-class vessel being constructed at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, the US. To be delivered in the first quarter of 2020, the ship is a new class of vessel that will be deployed for use in a wide range of naval services worldwide, such as open-ocean towing, salvage operation support and submarine rescue missions. The contract also includes an option for seven additional vessels.

Next in line is Metso, which has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new greenfield valve technology centre in Jiaxing, China. The technology centre will start operations in the spring of 2020 and serve both local and global markets. It is designed to house 400 valve technology experts and will focus on producing high-volume standard products and parts for all of Metso’s valve plants.

Onwards to Nokia, which has been selected to secure Ooredoo Myanmar’s telecom and ICT networks against cyber threats. Nokia’s holistic managed security services will provide attack prevention, detection, response and recovery, as well as secure the personal information of Ooredoo subscribers. The deal also enables Ooredoo to extend the security services to its enterprise customers.

Finally to Wärtsilä, which has commenced site work on a new 378MW power plant being supplied to Energía del Pacífico in El Salvador. It will be one of the largest and most efficient power plants in the country and one of the first to be fired by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Central America. Once operational, the plant will offer cleaner, cheaper and more efficient power generation and feed electricity into the national grid.

Published on 10.01.2019