Moventas certified by Achilles

Moventas certified by Achilles

Mar 27, 2017
Renewables & smart grid
Wind energy

Moventas has been certified for wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs in Europe by Achilles. Achilles is a leading provider of supplier risk management services and it aims to identify, evaluate and pre-qualify suppliers on behalf of the main players in the wind industry.

Certification audit was carried out independently by Achilles South Europe and it provides stringent assurances especially focused on demonstrable compliance with requirements concerning safety, health, quality and the environment. The certification allows Moventas to demonstrate its ability to meet the requirements for the wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs.

“Moventas underwent a rigorous pre-qualification exercise before being awarded Achilles supplier status. We are pleased to announce that Moventas continues being certified by Achilles”, says Pedro Figueiras, Moventas Senior Vice President.

 

Achilles certification is valid until January 2018.


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New record for renewable energy production in Finland

New record for renewable energy production in Finland

Mar 14, 2017
Energy & resource efficiency
Renewables & smart grid
Bioenergy & biofuels

Finland’s renewable energy production is estimated to have reached over 130 terawatt-hours last year. The biggest increase was in the amount of energy produced from forest industry black liquor and by-products, which made up over 60 percent of total renewable energy.

According to estimates by the Finland’s Energy Authority, renewable energy sources produced more than 130 terawatt-hours of electricity, heat and biofuel for traffic in 2016. Irrespective of the calculation method used, the share of renewable energy of total end consumption is set to exceed 40 percent. This would be a new production record and about five percent more than in the previous year. The biggest increase in renewable energy production came from energy produced from forest industry black liquor and by-products, which made up over 60 percent of total renewable energy.

2020 target is 5.3 terawatt-hours of electricity from forest chips

In Finland, industrial scale use of renewable energy is promoted by the feed-in tariff administered by the Energy Authority. The target is that by the year 2020 forest chips will be used to produce 5.3 terawatt-hours and wind power 6 terawatt-hours of electricity. In 2016, the plants in the feed-in tariff system produced about 2 terawatt-hours of electricity with forest chips and almost 3 terawatt-hours using wind power.

“Our electricity system can cope with this amount of variable production as well as the additional 2 terawatt-hours of production proposed in the climate strategy. Maintaining the security of supply requires some measures, however, both in terms of technological development and market rules. The Energy Authority has increased the peak load capacity, demand-side management is under constant development, and transmission links between Finland and Sweden will be increased,” says Simo Nurmi, Director General of the Energy Authority.

The feed-in tariff system came into force in March 2011. Since then 161 power plants have been accepted in the system, of which 53 are forest chip plants and 103 wind power plants. The system has no specific quota for the number of forest chip plants.

“Finland has become a global leader in the utilization of wood-based biomass for energy production, thanks to our exceptionally strong forest sector and extensive investments in bioenergy R&D&I since the 1980s. We have here a unique platform for bio-based production and partnering,” says Jari Tielinen, Senior Advisor at Finpro’s Invest in Finland unit.

In 2016, a total of EUR 172 million was paid out in feed-in tariff subsidies, of which EUR 34 million went to forest chip plants, EUR 136 million to wind power plants, and the remaining EUR 2 million to firewood and biogas plants.

Source: Invest in Finland

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Norsepower to pilot sail technology on product tankers, taking lead position in competition

Norsepower to pilot sail technology on product tankers, taking lead position in competition

Mar 16, 2017
Energy & resource efficiency
Renewables & smart grid
Marine & shipping

Norsepower’s fuel-efficient technology expected to save approximately 10% in fuel consumption and associated emissions on Maersk tankers.

Norsepower Oy in partnership with Maersk Tankers, The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell Shipping & Maritime will install and trial Flettner rotor sails onboard a Maersk vessel.

The project will be the first installation of wind-powered energy technology on a product tanker vessel, and will provide insights into fuel savings and operational experience.

Marsk product tanker vessel will be retrofitted with two 30m tall by 5m diameter Norsepower Rotor Sails. Each Rotor Sail is manufactured by applying the latest intelligent lightweight composite sandwich materials offering a simple yet robust hi-tech solution. When wind conditions are favourable, the main engines can be throttled back, providing a net fuel cost and emission savings, while not impacting scheduling.

 

“Together with our partners, we have the opportunity to deploy an innovative technology that can improve fuel efficiency on our LR2 product tanker vessels and help to reduce their environmental impact,” tells Tommy Thomassen, Chief Technical Officer, Maersk Tankers.

Main part of the funding is by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) of UK, with contributions from Maersk Tankers and Norsepower. Shell will be acting as project coordinator, providing operational and terminal / port consultancy and Maersk Tankers will provide technical and operational insight.

“We are privileged and excited to be collaborating with Maersk Tankers, Shell, and the ETI on this project. We are optimistic that support for this trial from these industry leading organisations will open up the market for our technology to a larger number of long-range product tanker vessels,” says Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower.

“At Shell, we believe that innovation and technology are key elements to improving the efficiency and environmental performance of shipping operations. We look forward to using our shipping and technical expertise to support this trial,” comments Karrie Trauth, General Manager, Technology & Innovation, Shell Shipping & Maritime.

The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution is a modernised version of the Flettner rotor – a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship.

“Flettner rotors have the potential to reduce ship fuel consumption substantially, especially on tankers and dry bulk carriers. It is one of the few fuel saving technologies that could offer double digit percentage improvements. To date, there has been insufficient full scale demonstration on a suitable ocean going marine vessel to prove the technology benefits and operational impact,” adds Andrew Scott, Programme Manager HDV marine and offshore renewable energy, The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

The rotor sails will be fitted during the first half of 2018, before undergoing testing and data analysis at sea until the end of 2019. Independent experts will be analysing the data gathered from the project before publishing technical and operational insights, and performance studies.

Norsepower has won Innovation of the Year Award in 2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards.

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Source: Norsepower

 

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Norsepower Oy Ltd

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High-Performance Buildings B2B event in Stockholm

High-Performance Buildings B2B event in Stockholm

Energy & resource efficiency
Renewables & smart grid
High-performance buildings
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Finpro Organizes a High-Performance Buildings B2B event in Stockholm on 4th May

The Swedish property markets are growing very strong. Construction is back at levels of the 1970’s. There is a shortage of materials and technologies as well as personnel, which creates business opportunities for new entrants to the market.

In cities all over Sweden, large scale urban development projects are being developed. In most of these, ambitious performance requirements have been set up for the building developers in areas such as sustainability, energy efficiency and transport. With 12 000 new homes and 35 000 workplaces, Stockholm Royal Seaport is the largest urban development area in Sweden and one of the largest in Europe.

To meet the important players of Swedish construction and real estate market and to get to know the market opportunities in Sweden, Finpro invites the interested companies to join the B2B event in the Embassy of Finland in Stockholm on Thursday, 04 May 2017.

By attending the event, the companies will have a chance to present their solutions to Swedish property developers, property owners, designers and architects, and have one-on-one discussions with them.

The participation is free of charge, and requires the membership in Finpro's Energy Program. Read more information about the Energy Program from here.

Please indicate your non-binding interest in participating the Stockholm B2B event by using the link below or in the green box next to. We will then contact you for more information about the event and the Energy Program.

Please sign in here

By any questions and inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

Petri Lintumäki
Program Manager, High Performance Buildings
Mobile: +358 40 343 3299
petri.lintumaki@finpro.fi

Jonas Granqvist
Advisor, Finpro Sweden
Mobile: +46 76 806 4676
jonas.granqvist@finpro.fi

May 4th - May 4th, 2017

Embassy of Finland, Stockholm

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WE Tech equips Ektanks chemical tankers with innovative technology and reliable solutions

WE Tech equips Ektanks chemical tankers with innovative technology and reliable solutions

Mar 14, 2017
Energy & resource efficiency
Marine & shipping

WE Tech Solutions, a leading energy efficiency solution provider, has received an order to deliver its Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator solution to two new 18600 dwt chemical tankers with an option for another two. The tankers are built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Chengxi Shipyard for the Swedish ship owner Ektank AB. WE Tech’s equipment delivery to Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. will commence in October 2017.


 
“The solution from WE Tech is important for us to build the next generation chemical tankers, in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. These vessels will meet all known future demands from governments, the industry and from our customers”, says Jörgen Johnsson, Managing Director of Ektank AB.

 

WE Tech’s solution is based on variable frequency drive technology (WE DriveTM) and the direct drive Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator. The solution allows the main engine to run at variable speed while the electrical network is generated by the Shaft Generator. Therefore, there is no need to run the auxiliary engines or generators when sailing. This creates tons of fuel savings and reduces operational and maintenance costs. In case the Main Engine is out of operation, the solution uses the Shaft Generator as motor – a reliable and cost-effective Auxiliary Propulsion Drive (APD) to ensure the vessels’ safe return to port.

 

This solution also brings an efficient method to distribute power to bow thrusters and cargo handling system of the tankers. The method is to connect these large electrical consumers’ inverter units to the common DC link of WE DriveTM. Furthermore, when the tankers are in the harbour, the solution allows the use of cleaner shore power. This versatile and flexible solution will save tons of fuel and reduce emissions both at sea and harbour environment.

 

“WE Tech is proud to be a pioneer to supply the most energy efficient solutions. We, as well as our customers, strongly believe that our innovative technology and reliable solutions are the future for the marine industry”, says Martin Andtfolk, Sales Manager of WE Tech.

 

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WE Tech Solutions

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KONE wins order for Riyadh's metro in Saudi Arabia

KONE wins order for Riyadh's metro in Saudi Arabia

Mar 14, 2017
Energy & resource efficiency
High-performance buildings

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry has won the order to supply 418 elevators and escalators for the line 3 of Riyadh Metro in the capital of Saudi Arabia which is commissioned by Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA).


KONE will equip Riyadh's metro line 3 which is the longest out of the 6 lines in the project stretching along a 41 km spread across 22 stations. The order will comprise 262 KONE escalators and 156 KONE elevators of which 96 will be scenic. The solutions will be equipped with KONE E-Link monitoring systems.


"Riyadh is at the center of fast-paced infrastructure developments with the city's metro being one of the world's biggest infrastructure projects. We're extremely proud to be partnering on this project and help fulfill the demands of the growing commuter base," said Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa.


The line is expected to be in operation by the end of this decade.


The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

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Vaasa EnergyWeek 2017 20.-24.3.2017

Vaasa EnergyWeek 2017

Energy & resource efficiency
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Vaasa EnergyWeek 20.-24.3.2017

 

Vaasa EnergyWeek offers interesting events and forums for experts in both the public and private sectors. The international event is arranged for the sixth time in 2017.

 

Interested in learning more about smart energy business opportunities in Finland?


Meet our energy experts at Invest in Finland booth, please see Invest in Finland information.

 

Welcome!

Mar 20th - Mar 24th, 2017

Vaasa, Finland

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Halton enjoys growth in Turkey and Caspian Region

Halton enjoys growth in Turkey and Caspian Region

Mar 10, 2017
Energy & resource efficiency
Air quality

Sales and new projects for Finnish company Halton are gathering momentum in 2017.

Halton Group specializes in indoor climate and indoor environmental products, services and solutions. One of the specialty areas for the company is restaurant indoor air quality solutions. For kitchen professionals Halton brings, not only thermal comfort, productivity but also healthy working conditions.

 

The Turkey Sales Business Unit of Halton has procured a number of notable new projects for this year

 

Various Halton solutions are being installed in the Turkish city of İstanbul. These include Halton Kitchen ventilation, air purification and energy efficiency products in the Fairmont Quasar İstanbul, and Halton air purification systems for restaurants in the shopping malls in EMAAR Square and the Ronesans Kucukyali Mix Use Project.

These developments follow the successful installation of Halton kitchen ventilation systems at the Intercontinental Hotel İstanbul last year (picture).

Elsewhere in the region, Halton kitchen ventilation systems are also set to be installed this year at the St Regis Hotel Astana, Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, Halton kitchen ventilation and air purification systems have also been in operation at the Baku Convention Centre in Azerbaijan since 2015.

The company has also been in the news recently, with the announcement last week that it has partnered up with Welbilt.

Halton operates in 33 countries, has 12 factories in ten different countries and eight innovation centers.

Resources: GoodNewsFromFinland and Halton.

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