FINLAND: Finnish company profiles

Kværner Masa-Yards operates two shipyards in Finland and is experienced in designing and building special tankers, gas carriers, FPSOs, FSOs, ice-going vessels and other ships for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Kværner Masa-Yards

Kværner Masa-Yards operates two shipyards in Finland and is experienced in designing and building special tankers, gas carriers, FPSOs, FSOs, ice-going vessels and other ships for the offshore oil and gas industry. Design and engineering services, such as ship design, consulting, engineering, R&D, and project evaluation, are offered through the independent company Kværner Masa-Yards Technology in Finland and Kværner Masa Marine, based in the US and Canada. The Technology unit's Arctic Technology Group has more than 30 years' experience in developing marine projects for Arctic regions.

Larox Flowsys

Larox pinch valves have been engineered for abrasive and aggressive on/off control slurry applications. The company's products are used widely in bulk and mud handling, drilling mud, cementing template units, cement and bulk carriers, produced water, cyclones and hydrocyclones, underwater sandblasting, firewater isolation, seawater, sanitary service, and sewage treatment. Claimed technical advantages include lower capital costs and ease of maintenance. Larox valves are manufactured according to ISO 9001 and also have DNV Type Approval for offshore and ship use.

Marioff

Marioff is a leading supplier of water mist fire protection systems. The company, with over 200 experienced staff, has developed the HI-FOG systems based on high pressure hydraulics and water mist technology. HI-FOG is safe for people and property and provides enhanced fire safety for the offshore and petrochemical industries. Other applications include marine vessels, land-based industrial gas turbines, machinery spaces, metro systems and tunnel protection, food processing, IT, telecom facilities, hotels, offices, and historic buildings.

Straightway

Straightway is a marketing organization comprising different regions, enterprises, and ports in southeast Finland. The group began operations in 1996 and today is part of the Center of Expertise in southeast Finland. One of its key aims is to promote a good working and trading environment between Finnish and Russian companies, as well as assisting third parties in this regard. Straightway has 27 member companies and organizations. All Finland's larger logistics companies cooperate with the group. Straightway is also interested in developing links with other countries from the former Soviet Union.

Vacon

Vacon is an independent drives manufacturer specializing solely in environmentally positive frequency converters in the 0.2kW to 4MW power range, supporting open automation and international standards. Its drives also feature liquid cooling technology and are available worldwide through a multi-channel, multi-brand distribution network. The new NX range features a hardware and software modularity, which facilitates customization and incorporation into any machine or system (winches, thrusters, pumps, cranes and cable-laying machines).

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