KONE elevators and escalators to enable smooth people flow across Ningtian Intercity Rail Line in China
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 15:00
KONE has won an order to supply 41 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 76 KONE TransitMaster® escalators for the first phase of the Ningtian Intercity Rail Line in the city of Nanjing, China.
The 45 km long rail line will link the Luhe and Pukou districts of Nanjing, the second-largest commercial center in Eastern China after Shanghai. The metro line will be composed of 17 stations, including eleven elevated stations and six underground ones.
The KONE TransitMaster® escalators t...
Vacon starts manufacture of solar inverters in India
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:45
Vacon has begun the production of solar inverters in the company's factory in Bangalore, India.
Vacon's solar inverters, rated from 10 to 1,200 kW, are cabinet-installed systems, and they are based on Vacon's state-of-the-art AC drive technology. Vacon's factory in Bangalore manufactures products primarily for the Indian market. The products are for the power ranges of 10 to 200 kW and 1,000 kW.
"The Indian market for solar power is growing rapidly and is, at the same time, r...
Pöyry contributes to regeneration of Swedish electricity grids with engineering assignment
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 17:15
Svenska Kraftnät, the Swedish National Grid, has awarded Pöyry an engineering assignment within an ongoing framework agreement. The project is part of a large scale investment plan for the regeneration of the Swedish national and regional electricity grids.
The assignment for Svenska Kraftnät, Ekhyddan-Barkeryd, includes detailed planning, engineering and support during the construction phase of a 120 km long power line.
"This agreement is of significant value to us, invol...
UPM and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences build biomaterials concept car
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 15:15
UPM and students from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences are building a Biofore concept car that utilizes UPM’s innovative biomaterials. Many of the Biofore car's parts, which are traditionally made of plastic, are manufactured from UPM Grada thermoformable wood material and UPM ForMi cellulose fibre biocomposite.
Both UPM Grada and UPM ForMi bring considerable environmental benefits in the overall lifecycle of modern vehicle manufacturing while providing many bene...
Greenlux Finland challenges international LED giants
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 13:45The Finnish company terminates contract with Fagerhult in order to boost growth especially in Europe
The LED luminaries manufacturer Greenlux Finland maintains its strong start to the year. At the moment, the company is delivering lighting for a new parking garage in Holland, which has been one of the company’s strongest markets this year.
Meanwhile, Greenlux Finland and Fagerhult AB, the largest company in the lighting industry in the Nordic Countries, have agreed to annul their...
Greenlux Finland and Fagerhult terminate agreement on sale of LED luminaries
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:30
Greenlux Finland Ltd, a Finnish designer and producer of LED luminaries, and Fagerhult AB, the largest company in the lighting industry in the Nordic Countries, have agreed to terminate their agreement on sale of LED luminaries.
For almost three years, Greenlux was delivering LED luminaries to Fagerhult for marketing and sale under the Fagerhult brand name. Greenlux Finland’s focus will be on big international Key Customers and selected distribution channels.
“We are stil...
KONE will deliver 93 elevators, escalators and autowalks to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:15
KONE will deliver 43 energy-efficient elevators and 50 escalators and autowalks for the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main international airport in the Netherlands.
32 of the escalators and autowalks will be powered by the new KONE Direct Drive(TM), which is the industry's most efficient drive and up to 20% more efficient than conventional worm-gear solutions. The deal is part of the airport's project to enable centralized security procedures in its non-Schengen area to replace se...
VTT researchers to provide solutions for energy efficiency repairs in residential districts in Moscow
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:00
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed three repair concepts for improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings and entire districts, while also reducing their environmental impact, in some of the old and decrepit residential areas built in Moscow after WWII.
Calculations show that a 70 per cent building heating demand reduction would be possible while with just by minor repairs 40 per cent energy savings could be achieved. The concepts, however, address no...
Solved sets its sights on the top of the global cleantech business
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:00
The digital Solved expert service, created as a result of a joint development effort by Cleantech Finland, Finnish companies and Finpro, will be launched as an independent company this coming autumn.
The Finpro-operated Cleantech Finland program will continue with an even stronger focus on building international awareness of the cleantech sector. The Cleantech Finland Solved online service, which was launched a year ago, will be incorporated as a separate company in line with the Cl...
Fortum inaugurates first waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant in the Baltics
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:15
Fortum has inaugurated a new combined heat and power plant in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The plant uses municipal and industrial waste as well as biomass as fuels and is the first power plant of its kind in the Baltic countries.
The Finnish President Sauli Niinistö along with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, attended the plant's inauguration ceremony.
"Using sorted waste as fuel in combined heat and power production is a sustainable solution...