December 17, 2019

The daily brief: 17 December 2019

A new luxury hotel is coming to central Helsinki.
Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Wärtsilä, Valmet, Ylva and Primehotels make headlines.

Wärtsilä provides technical solutions in France and Mali, Valmet supplies another tissue production line in the US, and Ylva and Primehotels bring a Hyatt luxury hotel to Helsinki.

Wärtsilä wins deals worldwide

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is supplying its vessel traffic service (VTS) to improve efficiency and safety at two leading French ports, Calais and Boulogne. Calais is France’s leading port in terms of passenger traffic and the second largest in Europe for roll-on, roll-off traffic, while Boulogne-sur-Mar is the country’s leading fishing vessel port. Wärtsilä is also modernising power generation at a gold mine in Mali, Western Africa, with four of its innovative Modular Block enclosures, which will provide 40 MW of energy to the off-grid mine. The order was placed by Wärtsilä’s new partner Aggreko and was the first one for the Modular Block system.


Valmet wins repeat order in North America

Finnish company Valmet has received a repeat order for an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line from Irving Consumer Products in the US. The startup of the line is planned for 2022 and will support the long-time client’s effort to expand its capacity of ultra-premium household paper products for the North American market. Valmet and Irving have previously worked together on five tissue projects.


New luxury hotel lands in Helsinki centre

US-based Hyatt Hotels has unveiled plans to open its first hotel in the Nordics in the centrally located Kaivopiha block in Helsinki, Finland, in 2022. Featuring 224 rooms, the Grand Hansa Hotel will be housed in a property managed by Ylva, the asset management company of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki, and operated by Finland’s Primehotels.

Arkkitehdit Soini & Horto

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