New online calculator helps cities see cost savings
For the first time, local road authorities now have access to a free online tool that allows them to evaluate their potential cost and community savings to using road weather information systems or road decision support systems. Developed and offered by Vaisala, the RoadDSS Value Calculator asks 12 questions about road maintenance operations. Once the user has input infrastructure and cost information, the calculator uses embedded algorithms to produce calculated savings based on referenced study findings.
Metso to deliver green energy technology for boiler conversion in Poland
Metso to deliver green energy technology for Elektrocieplownia Bialystok S.A's biomass boiler conversion project in Poland. The CHP plant of 166 MWe and 460 MWth will partly replace the coal fuel supply with biomass fuel, primarily from forest and agro based residues. The new environmental supportive boiler system will cut the power plant's CO2 emissions significantly.
Metso to supply CHP boiler plants to Fortum in Finland and in Latvia
Metso will supply boiler plants for combined heat and power production (CHP) to Fortum Power and Heat Oy in Järvenpää, Finland, and to Fortum Jelgava SIA in Jelgava, Latvia. The plants will provide district heat to the towns of Järvenpää and Tuusula in Finland and Jelgava in Latvia, as well as electricity to grid. The plants are scheduled to start up in mid 2013.
Vaisala Weather Radar Team Wins Finnish Engineering Award
The 2011 Finnish Engineering Award has been awarded to Vaisala's weather radar team for developing and productizing Vaisala's dual polarization Doppler weather radar. The radar is the first of its kind in the world.
Metso to deliver world's largest biomass gasification plant to Vaskiluodon Voima in Vaasa
Metso will supply Vaskiluodon Voima Oy in Vaasa, Finland, with a 140-megawatt bio-gasification plant. Vaskiluodon Voima's total investment is about EUR40 million. The investment enables the replacement of coal with domestic wood-based renewable fuels and reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
Metso to supply biomass power plant to Sia Graanul Invest in Latvia
Metso will supply SIA Graanul Invest with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in the municipality of Launkalne in Latvia. The power plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power. The delivery scope includes plant automation system delivered by Metso. The plant will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and will use combination of forest residues such bark and wood chips or milled peat as the main fuels. The plant will produce 15 MW of heat and 6.4 MW of electricity.
Metso to deliver gasification technology for renewable gas production to Göteborg Energi AB, Sweden
Metso will supply a gasifier to sustain new gasification technology to Göteborg Energi AB's innovative project GoBiGas20MW. The value of the order is approximately EUR 30 million. The gasification demo plant will be operational in early 2013.
Metso supplies a recovery boiler to Grasim Industries in India
Metso will supply the Harihar Polyfibers unit of Grasim Industries Limited with a recovery boiler to replace the two existing recovery boilers at the rayon grade pulp mill located in Kumarapatnam, Karnataka state, India. The recovery boiler for black liquor burning is rated to fire 475 tons of dry solids per day.
Metso expands its maintenance cooperation with SAICA
Metso and SAICA have made an outsourcing agreement on the mill maintenance of Saica Containerboard UK Ltd's paper mill in Partington, United Kingdom. Metso will assume full responsibility for establishment of maintenance operations, mill maintenance and management of improvement projects for the power stations, stock and paper production facilities as well as water treatment equipment at the Partington mill.
Russia approved two Fortum Joint Implementation projects
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has approved two Kyoto Joint Implementation projects initiated by Fortum: a new unit at the Tyumen combined heat and power (CHP) plant, and the reconstruction of TGC-1's Newsky hydropower plant.
Metso to supply biomass boiler plant to Porvoon Energia in Finland
Metso will supply Porvoon Energia with a biomass boiler plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in the township of Tolkkinen, Finland. The plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power. It will utilize bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and will use combination of wood chips, bark and saw dust as the main fuel source. The plant will produce 38 MW of district heat to Porvoo area and 12 MW of electricity for the national grid.
UPM selects Rauma or Strasbourg as the possible location for a biorefinery
UPM considered three different locations for its biorefinery, which will produce second generation biodiesel from energy wood: logging residues, stumps and bark. UPM has not yet decided whether the biorefinery will be located in Rauma or in Strasbourg, France, where the environmental impact assessment is still ongoing.
VTT develops a unique fuel cell system: trials under way
Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology is showing promise with regard to future electricity production. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has built a system that uses fuel cells to produce grid electricity from natural gas. What makes the system unique is that the electric power produced comes from a single 10 kW planar SOFC stack.
Metso to supply biomass power plant to Ou Helme Energia in Estonia
Metso will supply Ou Helme Energia with a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) in the township of Helme in Estonia. The power plant will be delivered by the Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power.
Vaisala Lightning Detection System to Improve Reliability of Electricity Transmission in Russia
Vaisala provides a lightning detection system to an electricity transmission network in southern Russia to help minimize power outages caused by lightning strikes. The project is part of a large electricity transmission modernization program for the Russian national grid.
Finland Offers India Cleantech Expertise
Finland aims to participate in India's rapidly growing economy while strengthening its position as leading know-how provider in renewable energy technologies.
Vaisala Becomes Fastest Provider of Accurate and Reliable Lightning Information in North America
Vaisala has introduced a new feature to its National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)® that will provide customers with lightning information within 15 seconds, or in half the time than was previously possible.
Metso to deliver power plant to Bomhus Energi, Sweden
Metso will supply a new biomass-fired power boiler, utilizing bubbling fluidized bed technology, and a flue-gas cleaning and condensation system to Bomhus Energi AB. The value of the order is over 50 million EUR, and the order will be included in Energy and Environmental Technology's Q3 orders received. The plant will start up in early 2013.
New fog warning system in Venice Region pays for itself ten times over
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has taken part in the development of a new type of fog warning system in the Venice Region.
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