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Steerprop azimuth propulsion to propel shallow-draught icebreaking walk-to-work vessel

Steerprop Oy

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<p><em>Steerprop will deliver the azimuth propulsion system for a walk-to-work vessel serving offshore platforms east of Sakhalin Island. The vessel is commissioned by a joint venture between Russian firms Mercury Sakhalin and Pola. Image: Royal Niestern Sander</em></p>

/ins   The world’s first double acting, shallow-draught ice-breaking vessel, built by the Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander for the Russian companies Mercury Sakhalin and Pola, will be fitted with Finnish Steerprop’s azimuth units as its main propulsion and steering system. 

KONE to equip Nanfeihong Plaza mixed-use development in Xi’an, China

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<p><em>KONE to equip Nanfeihong Plaza mixed-use development in Xi’an, China</em></p>

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to deliver 95 elevators and escalators to Nanfeihong Plaza, a new mixed-use development in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in Northwest China.

InverformTM – a new, sustainable paperboard alternative to plastic food trays

Iggesund Paperboard AB

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<p><em>Inverform<sup>TM</sup> – a new, sustainable paperboard alternative to plastic food trays</em></p>

/ins  Iggesund Paperboard’s new Inverform TM  for ready-made food packaging trays ticks all the boxes for sustainability and performance.

ABB to re-energize control at hydro plants generating over 1TWh of renewable energy

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<p>Photo credit: Bardu Kommune - Straumsmo power plant is located 490m inside a mountain, about 22 km from Setermoen in Bardu Municipality</p>

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy producer, selects ABB to ensure efficiency and reliability of hydropower operations in Northern Norway. ABB has been awarded a contract to modernize automation, control, and power solutions at two of Statkraft’s hydropower plants in Norway.

Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild to Modern Karton in Turkey

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<p><em>Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild to Modern Karton in Turkey</em></p>

Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild and a wide scope of automation to Modern Karton Sanayii Ve Ticaret at its Tekirdağ Mill in Turkey. In the project, paper machine PM 3 which is currently producing recycled containerboard, will be rebuilt to produce high quality coated containerboard grades. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is scheduled for the beginning of 2022.

The PulPaper forest-industry event to highlight digitalisation, responsibility and new textile products

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<p><em>PulPaper will be held at Messukeskus in Helsinki from 27 to 29 April 2021</em></p>

The leading forest-industry event PulPaper will, in its conference programme, highlight key talking points in the industry right now. Featuring top Finnish and international speakers, the event will cover topics such as the environment and sustainability, energy efficiency, and safety in the industry. PulPaper will be held at Messukeskus in Helsinki from 27 to 29 April 2021.

The construction of UPM’s innovative biochemicals facility starts in Germany

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<p><em>The construction of UPM’s innovative biochemicals facility starts in Germany</em></p>

UPM celebrated today the official start of the construction of the state-of-the-art biochemicals facility in Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery investment of EUR 550 million is a major milestone in UPM’s strategic transformation.

KONE to equip Bangkok metro’s Orange Line in Thailand

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<p><em>KONE to equip Bangkok metro’s Orange Line in Thailand</em></p>

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 72 elevators and escalators for Contract E3 of the MRT Orange Line (East Section) project in the Bangkok metro in Thailand.

Siemens Gamesa scores largest ever deal for its 5.X platform for the 372-MW Björnberget project in Sweden

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<p>Siemens Gamesa scores largest ever deal for its 5.X platform for the 372-MW Björnberget project in Sweden</p>

Siemens Gamesa 5.X hits 1 GW of firm orders globally in record time of 18 months since its launch. Company to supply 60 units of its SG 5.8-170 turbine to a consortium made up of Prime Capital and renewables developer Enlight Energy. The wind turbines will be covered by a 15-year service agreement. Project booked in FY21 is largest ever for Siemens Gamesa in the Nordics and consolidates the partnership with Prime Capital, with close to 1 GW of orders in the region.

City, country, freeway: Bosch paves the way for climate-neutral transportation

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<p>Powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles</p>

/ins    Efficient powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles - Stuttgart, Germany – Climate action for road transport calls for a broad technology offensive. Commercial vehicles in particular have a wide variety of requirements when it comes to powertrain solutions, as the CO₂ emissions differ greatly depending on driving profile, payload, and driving distance. While light vehicles tend to drive shorter distances, for example on downtown delivery routes, heavy-duty trucks transport goods and merchandise over long distances. To meet EU requirements, CO₂ emissions need to be cut dramatically in both light commercial vehicles and heavy trucks by 2030. Bosch hopes to play a role in realizing climate-neutral transportation for all vehicle classes. To this end, the company is developing a range of efficient powertrains – from combustion engines and battery-electric models to fuel cells.

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