Metso acquiring manganese steel foundry in China
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 12:00
Metso is acquiring a manganese steel foundry (JX) in Quzhou City in Zheijang Province, China. The acquisition of JX will improve the company’s supply of wear parts to its mining and construction industry customers in China and other markets in the Asia Pacific.
“Metso now has a complete range of capital equipment and wear parts covering a wide range of customer requirements. By acquiring a new steel foundry in China we are able to better serve the needs of our Chinese customers,...
Vaasa’s Energy Cluster Plays an Important Role in the Attainment of Finland’s Cleantech Targets
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 14:45
The Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr Jan Vapaavuori, is the official Patron of the Vaasa EnergyWeek 2013
Fossil fuels are still running our globe and without oil and coal the world would simply stop. The earth’s population, people’s consumption and with it the need for energy and raw materials keep growing and this causes serious challenges for the battle against climate change, increases environmental emissions and causes inadequacy of fossil fuels.
It has been estim...
KONE to modernize escalators and moving walkways at world's busiest airport
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 14:45
KONE will modernize 29 escalators and moving sidewalks at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
The project features 15 KONE EcoMod® escalators ranging in rise from 13 to 46 feet and 14 moving sidewalks ranging in length from 167 to 307 feet.
This is the airport's fourth project utilizing KONE's EcoMod solution, a unique modernization approach that fully replaces escalators and moving walkways without disruptive and expensive tr...
Wärtsilä supplies large gas power plant to US utility in Oregon
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 13:15
Wärtsilä has received an order to supply the generating sets and related auxiliary equipment for a new power plant being built near Clatskanie in Oregon, USA.
The Port Westward Unit 2 plant is being built for Portland General Electric Company and is scheduled to be fully operational by 2015. The plant will be powered by 12 Wärtsilä 50SG natural gas-fuelled engines with an electrical output of approximately 220 MW.
The Wärtsilä 50SG gas engine will allow Portland General...
Kalmar wins large order for cranes from ECT in the Netherlands
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 13:30
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order for 11 automatic stacking cranes with Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in the Netherlands.
The order is part of ECT's investment programme, which aims at further modernising its Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The cranes will be delivered during 2014 and they will replace part of the existing automatic stacking cranes that have been in operation since the early 1990s. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 first quarte...
Lumineq plant now world’s largest ALD-enabled product factory
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 13:15
With Beneq’s acquisition of the thin film electroluminescent (TFEL) business from US Planar Systems, Inc., the factory located in Olarinluoma, Finland, has become the largest in the world for atomic layer deposition (ALD) enabled products.
This factory is now home to Lumineq, a new business unit that is strongly complemented by Beneq’s world-leading ALD technology and related thin film coating equipment. Additionally, the factory is the longest established of its kind, with an i...
Finland and Chile strengthen cleantech cooperation
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 15:00
Chile and Finland will strengthen cooperation in the renewable energy and sustainable mining sectors. The agreement was sealed during a Finnish industry delegation visit to Chile that was led by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen at the end of January.
The focus of the renewable energy cooperation is on bioenergy, wave energy, and energy efficiency improvement while the mining agreement will further increase the already strong presence of Finnish businesses in Chile.
“At the mom...
Beneq delivers world’s first scaled-up roll-to-roll ALD system
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:45
Beneq announces a breakthrough in its roll-to-roll (R2R) atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology with the delivery of its first industrial-scale system to the Advanced Surface Technology Research Laboratory (ASTRaL) that belongs to the Lappeenranta University of Technology.
The R2R system allows the development of rapidly growing new applications that were not able to take advantage of ALD coating until now.
“We’re thrilled to have the world’s first industrial-scale R2...
AW-Energy well positioned to pilot wave energy production in Chile
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 15:45
A Finnish industry delegation, led by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding of cooperation in the energy sector between Chile and Finland. This agreement includes an initial statement to set up AW-Energy's WaveRoller power plant in Chile as a showcase for wave energy.
The handshake between the Chilean Minister of Energy, Jorge Bunster and the CEO of AW-Energy, John Liljelund signals a strong Chilean commitment to non-conventional renewables, such as...
Outotec provides renewable energy solution for bio-ethanol facility in USA
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 13:30
Outotec has agreed with a major cellulosic ethanol producer on the design and delivery of a renewable energy solution for a bio-ethanol facility in Iowa, USA. The bio-ethanol facility is among the first commercial scale cellulosic bio-ethanol facilities in the US.
The facility is expected to produce up to approximately 95 million liters of cellulosic bio-ethanol per year. With Outotec's fluidized bed energy system the bio-ethanol facility will also cogenerate renewable energy of alm...