Metso to supply biomass plant to Finnish energy company
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:00
Metso will supply an 8 MW biomass-fired heating plant for district heat production to Savon Voima Oyj in Leppävirta, Finland. The plant will be fired by locally-sourced wood-based biomass, such as forest residue and peat.
Metso’s turnkey delivery will include process equipment and buildings as well as installation and construction work. The delivery will also include Metso’s flue gas scrubber.
“We chose Metso as the supplier of our new plant because we have a long hist...
Wärtsilä to power new Scottish RoPax ferry
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 17:30
Wärtsilä has been selected to supply the main engines and auxiliary generating sets for a new Scottish owned RoPax ferry ordered by Lloyds Banking Group and leased by Caledonian Maritime Assets, Ltd (CMAL).
The RoPax vessel, designed to carry 700 passengers and 143 cars or 26 trucks, is being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft shipyard in Germany and scheduled to go into service in 2014.
“We are pleased to announce that Wärtsilä main and auxiliary engine...
Greenlux delivers LED luminaries in tens of thousands to international markets
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 09:00Close cooperation with Ikea boosts the growing Finnish company
The Finnish LED luminaries manufacturer Greenlux Finland delivers tens of thousands of LED lighting products to international markets. Greenlux’s delivery boost is increased further by the company’s ever closer cooperation with Ikea. Ikea has over three hundred department stores around the world that are about to renew their lighting with LED lighting solutions. In addition to this, Ikea is planning to open over one hundred...
VTT’s peat fiber biocomposites used for manufacture of biodegradable products
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 14:30
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed methods and product innovations for processing the most rapidly renewable surface layer of peat for biocomposite production. This would also offer an alternative for using peat for energy production.
The goal is to develop bio-based composite materials, for example for the manufacture of consumer products and construction materials, at the same time reducing the use of oil-based raw materials in production. The advantages of pro...
Valopaa receives significant capital investment from VNT Management
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 17:00
VNT Management has made a capital investment of EUR 2 million in the LED lighting company Valopaa.
“This makes it possible for us to sustain the company’s rapid growth, continue with our long-term product development projects and brings more efficiency to our marketing strategy,” says Toivo Vilmi, CEO of Valopaa.
According to Vilmi, VNT Management is an excellent investor for Valopaa because the company specializes in environmental technology and energy efficiency. VNT...
Rettig Group becomes a member of Cleantech Finland
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 13:45
Rettig Group has joined Cleantech Finland to support the implementation of its clean technology and environmentally friendly solutions-based strategy.
"Rettig's mission is to own businesses which create sustainable long-term value growth, have leading positions in selected markets and offer customers more value with less environmental impact. Cleantech forms the core of Rettig Group's all three businesses. Rettig ICC offers more energy efficient indoor climate comfort solutio...
Cargotec secures large order for all-electric Kalmar RTG cranes in Greece
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 14:30
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order for twelve all-electric rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) SA in Greece.
The Kalmar E-One2 RTGs have each a 41 ton SWL capacity and also benefit from zero emissions, through incorporating a cable reel which provides an electric power system that eliminates all diesel emissions, engine noise and the use of hydraulic oils.
PCT, operating in Greece since 2009, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO P...
UPM participates in EU project on the safety of nanomaterials
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 13:30
UPM participates in EU’s five-year Nanoreg project on the safety of nanomaterials. The project is a joint effort by the authorities and the industry, and in Finland the goal in the project is to continue to study the safety of microfibrillar and nanofibrillar cellulose.
To date, only a little is known about the health and environmental hazard impacts of nanoparticles, although the industrial use of nanomaterials has increased rapidly. For example, they are already common in sports...
World’s most eco-friendly cruise ship starts service in Finland
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:00
M/S Viking Grace, the most environmentally-friendly large cruise vessel ever built, will start service between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden today. The Viking Line ABP’s 2,800-passenger ferry was built by STX Finland and is powered by Wärtsilä engines. In addition to its environment-friendly nature, the ship has a huge array of design details on board.
The ship is powered by four Wärtsilä 8L50DF main engines that use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel. This will dramat...
Vacon teams up with rally star Mikko Hirvonen
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 09:30
Vacon announced that Mikko Hirvonen, driver for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, is joining forces with Vacon for the duration of the 2013 World Rally Championships. Mikko Hirvonen has been competing in WRC since making his debut in the 2002 Neste Rally Finland. Since then, he has gone on to win 15 races, finishing 2nd in the Drivers’ Championship in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Jarmo Lehtinen has played a key role in Mikko’s success, having acted as his co-driver since 200...