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Another metro line win for KONE in China

KONE Oyj

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<p><em>Another metro line win for KONE in China</em></p>

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 187 elevators and escalators to Metro Line 9 in Northwest China’s Xi’an, an important cultural, industrial and educational center in the region and one of the oldest cities in the entire country.

Europe is on its way to quantum leadership: IQM raises €39 M in Series A funding

IQM Finland Oy

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IQM Quantum Computers (IQM) the European leader in building superconducting quantum computers, today announced that it has raised €39 M in Series A funding, bringing the total amount of funding raised to date to €71 M. 

Bosch: world’s first fully integrated split screen for motorcycles rolls out on the road

Bosch Group

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<p><em>Smartphone integration solution mySPIN</em></p>

Fully connected display for greater safety and convenience: Split screen on a 10.25-inch TFT display presenting both relevant vehicle information and riding content like navigation from smartphone apps without distracting the rider. 90 percent of riders use their smartphone to prepare or follow up on trip – the smartphone integration solution mySPIN makes riding safer and comfortable. Ducati and Kawasaki will introduce mySPIN to bring riding apps to their motorcycles.

Introducing KONE Office Flow and innovations for high-rise, making buildings smarter, safer and more adaptable for a changing urban world

KONE Oyj

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<p><em>Introducing KONE Office Flow and innovations for high-rise, making buildings smarter, safer and more adaptable for a changing urban world</em></p>

KONE Corporation, press release, November 5, 2020 - KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, today introduces a new solution for offices, high-rise buildings and commercial developments: KONE Office Flow™. It transforms how people can move in a lobby or from floor to floor, combining new connected services for elevators, personalized access management and adaptability over the lifetime of buildings, unlike anything in the industry. KONE Office Flow brings a next generation people flow experience to the office, to meet the evolving needs for smart and sustainable high-rise buildings.

Bio-Gate successfully markets antiviral and antibacterial Protective Film Spray for surfaces

Bio-Gate AG

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/ins   Protective Film Spray from Bio-Gate used for the first time in public transport in Nuremberg Advanced negotiations with further potential customers Successful commercialization for use in schools, public transport, banks and fitness studios

New Swedish technology to support a greener aviation recovery

AVTECH Sweden AB

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/ins   Flying is like competition sailing: it is all about using good winds and avoiding unfavorable air currents. To allow airlines to fully use the favorable winds there is a new weather optimization service available that shows exactly how the wind blows and where there is bad weather in the atmosphere. With this knowledge airlines can save hundreds of tons of fuel per month which also means less emissions.

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

General News

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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.