August 12, 2019

The daily brief: 12 August 2019

Anna Eriksson's art film M has been awarded at the Prague Independent Film Festival.
Anna Eriksson's art film M has been awarded at the Prague Independent Film Festival.

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Savosolar, Kalmar, Wärtsilä and Anna Eriksson’s debut film, M, make headlines.

Savosolar will deliver its largest ever solar heating system in France, Kalmar has won a substantial electric terminal tractor order in California, Wärtsilä is providing a hybrid propulsion solution to Acta Marine’s new vessel, and Anna Eriksson’s film, M, has won big in Prague.

Savosolar to deliver France’s largest solar heating system

Finnish solar thermal systems provider Savosolar has been awarded its largest contract to date by French company Kyotherm Solar. Savosolar will deliver an over 14 000-square-metre solar heating system in Issoudun, France. Once operational, it will be not only the largest solar heating system in France but also the largest solar thermal system used for industrial process heating in Europe. The deal is worth 3.8 million euros for the Finnish company, with the deliveries and construction set to start in autumn 2019 and hand-over planned for spring 2020.


Kalmar wins electric terminal tractor order in California

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver 25 electric terminal tractors to NFI Industries’ distribution centres in the US state of California. The tractors will help the American supply chain solutions provider further its zero emission initiatives, with the deliveries scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2020.


Anna Eriksson’s M wins top indie film award in Prague

Finnish pop star and film-maker Anna Eriksson’s debut, M, has won the Grand Prix and Best Feature Film Award at the Prague Independent Film Festival. M is an art film that explores the relationship between sexuality and death through the Marilyn Monroe-inspired eponymous character.


Wärtsilä to supply hybrid propulsion to Acta Marine vessel

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel owned by the Netherlands-based Acta Marine. The Acta Centaurus vessel will gain fuel consumption and environmental benefits from the Wärtsilä solution, which includes hybrid drive, batteries and an energy management system. Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion solution can reduce C02 emissions by around 15 per cent.


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