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Coastline is published by Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce and it tells the story of how the region of Ostrobothnia became one of the engines of Finland’s export. Coastline is aimed at everyone who is interested in business, industry and technology. Coastline magazine is produced by
Communications and Digital Agency Morgan Digital.
BALTIC YACHTS has established itself as the world’s leading builder of large, advanced composite sailing yachts. The company is renowned for its high-quality engineering and innovative approach towards the custom-built vessels it creates for a discerning, high wealth client base.In its 46-year history, Baltic Yachts has developed a highly skilled local workforce based in Jakobstad […]
SAILING ENTHUSIASTS often imagine sailing the world on a Swan yacht. Right now, Nautor’s Swan has many customers in Europe who are about to fulfil their dreams.The new Swan 48 series created an instant success story when it was launched in the summer of 2019. This was an accomplishment unseen in Nautor’s history.
OSTP IN JAKOBSTAD is a joint venture, owned by Tubinoxia and Outokumpu Group, that manufactures a broad range of welded stainless steel tubular products such as pipes and butt weld fittings in countless variations and dimensions; all made according to strict standards. The pipe diameter ranges from 16 mm tubes to pipes of 2 metres […]
KONGSBERG MARITIME acquired Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine’s activities in April 2019. This meant that the renowned Kamewa waterjets manufactured in Kokkola found a new natural home in Kongsberg’s portfolio. “Kongsberg is a strong, global player in the marine field of electrical and automation systems. The waterjets were complementary to the other marine-related products.
FLUID-BAG has manufactured flexible containers in Jakobstad, Ostrobothnia since 1984. Many wellknown international customers are already longterm users of the company’s star products: FluidBag FLEXI and Fluid-Bag MULTI. Fluid-Bags fulfil the strictest quality and hygiene requirements set by different industries, ranging from food and cosmetics to the chemical and mining sectors.
WHY ARE big global companies such as Airbus willing to travel so far north to visit a small company outside Jakobstad? They do this to order the advanced moving equipment which will be used to transport engines, wings and complete aircraft bodies through their manufacturing processes.
IN AUGUST 2019, Robert Ollus was appointed as the new CEO for JTK Power. He is convinced that the company, which manufactures silencers, steel structures, doors for air raid shelters, catalyst structures and critical components for engines in Finland, Estonia and China, will have a prosperous future.
WHEN IT COMES to handling pulp and other forest products, Port of Kaskinen in southern Ostrobothnia is probably the most efficient port in Finland. This fact is something that is acknowledged by customers and even other port operators. The main reason why the port is so efficient is that it was initially built as a […]
SINCE ITS FOUNDATION more than 50 years ago, Heikius Hus-Talo has successfully developed into a specialised manufacturer of wooden prefabricated modular homes and house kits. From a modern factory in Kaitsor, Vörå, the company delivers private homes, modular solutions for schools and daycare facilities and multi-storey high-rise apartments.
SANELA KRAK, a forty-year-old former Bosnian citizen, moved to Finland in 2008 with her husband and two children. In 2014, she became the only adult and foreigner accepted to a first degree programme in business activities at YA.YA (short for Yrkesakademin i Österbotten) the Vocational College of Ostrobothnia offers a substantial range of education from […]
OSUVAKOULUTUS OY in Kokkola is an independent educational provider founded in 2015, which is owned by the Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia (KPEDU). “We exist for the business community, and we sell our services to the companies. Our biggest customers are the local TE Office and the Ostrobothnia ELY Centre*.
WITH APPROXIMATELY 5,000 students yearly and over 40 study programmes (containing a combined total of almost 70 qualifications), Vamia is the largest vocational school to prepare a wide range of professionals for Ostrobothnian business life. “We educate people in various vocational areas in order to fulfil the needs of the whole region.
THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY Novia University of Applied Sciences gives young people a great opportunity to gain a qualification that will open the door to future employment. Novia is also a close partner in the local business community. “There are strategic focus areas, such as sustainable energy technology, where we are particularly strong, which covers both education […]
OPTIMA is a vocational education and training centre for young people and adults in the Jakobstad region. As an education provider, the training centre provides a wide range of qualifications ina multi-programme setting. In addition to exam-based education, Optima’s subsidiary, Optima Plus Ltd., annually provides company-specific paid training to 3,500 employees to help further develop […]
OSTROBOTHNIAN COMPANIES have made exceptional achievements in the export market in the last decades. Viexpo, in turn, is celebrating 50 successful years in helping Finnish companies succeed internationally. “We help the companies get in shape for the international markets by providing them with consultation services, market analysis, strategies and goal setting.
THE CITY OF JAKOBSTAD (Pietarsaari in Finnish) has continuously succeeded to produce positive developmental results during recent years. New companies have been established in the region, and there is a strong belief in a long-term prosperous future. Today, the commercial life in the area needs even more labour than is currently available.
NÄRKO GROUP has been on the road to success for 60 years. The company consists of three independent companies. Everything started from Botnia Grönsaker, a company that is still active in the tomato and cucumber growing industry. Oy Närko Ab, the central business unit, manufactures trailers and superstructures, cargo boxes, platforms, chassis, timber trailers and […]
THE DOW JONES Sustainability Index nominated UPM as the number one global forest and paper products industry in 2018. UPM’s pulp factory in Jakobstad is among the leaders in their business sector when it comes to low CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning. In addition, they are able to produce tremendously clean wood pulp.
Wärtsilä’s Magazine Twentyfour7
It is a crisp and sunny pre-winter morning in Björkö island, part of the archipelago outside Vaasa, Finland. We are meeting Marit Holmlund-Sund in her home village Björköby. Our rendezvous is at the Svedjehamn fishing harbour in the heart of the Kvarken Archipelago, which was classified as Finland’s first World Natural Heritage site in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.
Their penchant for out-of-the-box thinking and the willingness to innovate helped the Wärtsilä Legal Affairs department bag the Financial Times European Innovative Lawyer Award 2018. See how their expertise in legal design, early case assessment, and predictive software analytics helped them stand apart from the competition.
“Thanks to the intuitive and workflow-based visual interface for developing automations, almost anybody can become an RPA developer. It’s like building a robot structure using virtual Lego blocks; you pick and choose via drag and drop,” says Redekar.
The threat of a cyber attack is one of the most prominent business risks to any company’s information and operation systems. With rapid digitalisation of the marine industry and increased use of integrated systems and software on ships and offshore platforms, cyber security is becoming critical, not only for data protection but also for reliable and safe marine operations.
RPA has been deployed in almost every corner of Wärtsilä’s organisation. With well over 100 RPAs running and tens of thousands of person-hours saved last year, in business units as well as support functions, Wärtsilä has reached a point where RPA is starting to become an integral part of the company’s DNA.
You can see people using it almost everywhere – from the coffee room, to the bus, and even between meetings. No, it isn’t Pokémon Go. It is the new WeLeap app which was launched earlier this summer that has Wärtsilians all abuzz while learning new things every day.
RPA is known to eliminate human error, save time, and increase speed of service. At Wärtsilä, it is based on in-house resources and involves the employees in creating the RPAs. Wärtsilä’s in-house RPA talent consists of some 30 people globally. We met up with Hannes Hudd and Mats Holmberg to put the finger on the pulse of the RPA team.
Diving Deep Into the Sea of Data
If mixing medicine with astrophysics to create new smart
solutions for the marine and energy industry sounds like
a totally bizarre idea to you, think again. This is precisely
what two prominent data scientists – Ilona Söchting and
Sirkku Karinen – at Wärtsilä are up to.
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The Borough of Chambersburg updated the automation system of their 23-megawatt power plant consisting of four Wärtsilä 18V32DF dual-fuel engines to achieve better reliability. The upgrade enables faster ramp-up times and minimizes start failures, which are key features for getting the power plant online quickly. Other benefits are lower NOx-emissions, a slightly improved heat rate and noticeably less cylinder knocking.
The Inur Sakato Power Plant recently signed an operation & maintenance solution with Wärtsilä. The O&M solution covers daily operation and all related maintenance and administration tasks. “This maximises the productivity of our installation and our return on investment, while the plant itself provides energy for an entire region,” says Mr Lino M.N.C. Correia, Technical Adviser at the Inur Sakato Power Plant (ISPP).
GasLog’s 15 LNG-vessels under asset and lifecycle management agreements benefit from Wärtsilä’s global network
The Greek global provider of LNG shipping services, GasLog Ltd, has freed up their company resources by placing a whole fleet of LNG vessels under asset and lifecycle management agreements with Wärtsilä. “Due to us having many installed engines, this is an effective solution that brings peace of mind with regards to maintenance planning and execution. Also, maintenance budgeting is now risk-free”, say Kostas Karathanos, Innovation & Technology Manager and Loukas Kavouras, Fleet Manager at GasLog.
Wärtsilä’s turbocharger service specialists performed a 12,000-hour overhaul on the cruise vessel AIDAvita. For Wärtsilä’s customers this means they can now overhaul the turbocharger at the same time as the engine. “Honestly, I was a little sceptical prior to the overhaul. But the performance from Wärtsilä’s technicians was awesome,” claims Thomas Piller, Ship Manager (AIDA cruise vessels) at Carnival Maritime GmbH.
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Crafting modern automated solutions powered by artificial intelligence is the company’s passion. They have a long-standing record of helping Finnish industrial companies make the impossible possible.
The Finnish door and window manufacturer Kaskipuu Oy runs a business where logistics is a massive cost item. So it was no surprise when Kaskipuu launched an in-house initiative to discover how to best optimise their logistics process. Soon after, Dynamik was chosen to become their partner of choice to create and develop a comprehensive automated solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Articles in Swedish
Svängrum-e is published by the Federation of Swedish Municipalities in Ostrobothnia for Education and Culture (SÖFUK). The article is for YA, the Vocational College of Ostrobothnia.
Jonas Stenholm och Jesper Herrmans, studerande på Utövare av medietjänster i Närpes, valde utbildningen för att den lät spännande och för att man kunde kombinera spelprogrammering med gymnasiestudier. För närvarande har utbildningen 65 studerande, vilket får anses vara bra med tanke på att linjen startades år 2019. ”Intresset har varit stort och antalet studerande har hållits rätt konstant på drygt 60 studerande varje år,” säger läraren Kaj Ekroos.
Praktiska erfarenheter av ett hem fullt av intelligenta lösningar. När Jens Norrgård och sambon Johanna beslöt sig för att bygga hus, stod det klart från början att huset skulle vara modernt och inkludera hemautomation. Paret Norrgård flyttade in i sitt nya hus 2018 och valde ett system från ABB. De gillade bl.a. designen på tryckknappar, uttag och displayer. Ett annat krav Jens hade var att ytterdörren skulle styras elektroniskt utan nycklar.
Tänk dig att du kommer hem efter en slitsam dag på jobbet. När du kör upp på infarten tänds utebelysningen. Du knappar in dörrkoden och huset öppnar dörren åt dig. Samtidigt som du stiger över tröskeln tänds lamporna i huset och från köket hörs dämpad musik och kaffekokaren sprider en ljuvlig doft av ditt favoritkaffe. Science fiction? Nej, helt vanlig byggnadsautomation som du kan programmera efter dina behov och preferenser.
Under de pandemiår som gått är det många som både upptäckt och återupptäckt vilken fin natur vi har i Finland. Folk har vallfärdat till vandringsleder och natursköna platser för att få en avkopplande och stressfri stund ute i naturen. Kanske är det också en och annan som tänkt att vår natur nog är värd att skydda och vårda. För att få veta mer om olika typer av natur som vi behöver ta hand om lite extra och till och med restaurera har vi tagit hjälp av Leena Rinkineva-Kantola vid NTM-centralen.
Elbilar och olika typer av hybridbilar är ett hett ämne idag. Elbilen/-hybriden är ett smidigt och enkelt sätt att minska både förbrukningen och utsläppen. Men ibland kan det bli en komplicerad ekvation om man lägger till livscykelperspektivet, från batteritillverkning till återvinning. Tillsammans med Denice Hohtari, lektor på tekniksidan för fordonsmekaniker på YA, ska vi försöka reda ut vad som är vad i elbilsvärlden.
Doktoranden Malin Andtfolk är ett levande bevis på att studier vid YA ger en stabil grund som kan leda till oanade möjligheter i framtiden. Hennes passion för äldre människors hälsa och välbefinnande är det som driver henne. ”Studierna på YA gav mig en stark yrkesidentitet och har varit en viktig grund som jag ständigt ser tillbaka på, har nytta av och arbetar utifrån”, säger Malin.
CB (Connecting Business) is the local business magazine of the Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce. Published twice a year in Finnish and Swedish.
Gränsbevakningen i Rumänien använder dem, lotsar på den norska Atlantkusten använder dem och även den finska marinen använder dem – stabila och snabba aluminiumbåtar från Kewatec i Karleby.
Angelique Irjala, medlem i Sydösterbottens regionutskott och tillika VD för Kristinestads näringslivscentral säger: – Intressebevakning och att lyssna på andras idéer, tankar och utvecklingsplaner är min viktigaste uppgift i utskottet.
KPO:s personaldirektör Leif Lindberg valdes in i kompetensutskottet redan 2009 och är sedan årsskiftet ny ordförande för utskottet. Han anser att samverkan mellan skolor, universitet och företag i regionen är livsviktigt.
Articles in Finnish
Akukon is the number one expert in acoustics, noise abatement and audiovisual design services in Finland and the Baltic countries.
Ylivieskan vanha puukirkko paloi tuhopoltossa pääsiäisenä 2016. Viisi vuotta myöhemmin Ylivieskan uusi kirkko vihittiin käyttöön. Rohkea ja moderni kirkko uhkuu ylväyttä ja valoisuutta, ja Akukonin suunnitteleman akustiikkaratkaisun ansiosta äänet ja musiikki kuuluvat tavalla, joka tekee oikeutta sakraalitilalle.
Lingvafix translated this book from Finnish into Swedish around the turn of the year 2019-2020. The book is written by Antti Aho, Manager Finance and HR at Talenom, a Finnish accounting bureau listed on the Helsinki stock exchange.
Den här boken handlar om redovisningsbranschens förändringsresa och de goda möjligheter omställningen rymmer för konsulter som är beredda att utmana sitt tidigare tankesätt. Vad har hänt, vad kommer att hända och hur kommer en redovisningskonsults arbetsdag se ut 2025?
Selection of web projects
Siffa Consulting needed a simple website that briefly describes the company’s consulting services. A new logo was also created for the site and the colour scheme of the site follows the one of the logo. The rather traditional and trilingual site is made in WordPress and is responsive. The site is mainly updated by Lingvafix on behalf of the customer. The website is hosted by Lingvafix, which is also the registrar of the domain name. www.siffaconsulting.fi
Paul Wilkinson Communications needed help with revamping the website and giving it a more modern touch. The site was created in WordPress and of course made responsive. The site also needed a feature for publishing news and information about courses. A new logo was also created for the site and the colour scheme of the site follows the one of the logo. The client updates the site independently. www.talkingtexts.com
Delägarlaget Larsmo bys samfällda områden needed a new website. The responsive site was created in WordPress with features for publishing news and an image gallery. A new logo was also created for the site and the colour scheme of the site follows the one of the logo. The client updates the site independently. The website is hosted by Lingvafix, who is also the registrar of the domain name. In addition, the client has signed a continuous technical support agreement for the site. www.larsmosamfallighet.fi
Easy Blast’s previous site was made in Joomla and was not responsive. The bilingual site was redesigned and rebuilt in WordPress to meet today’s requirements of responsivity. The site has a traditional layout and also contains an image gallery. The customer mainly updates the site independently, but from time to time Lingvafix also makes updates on behalf of the client. The website is hosted by Lingvafix, who is also the registrar of the domain name. Lingvafix has also created the company’s logo. www.easyblast.fi
The previous website of Björkö delägarlag (copartnership) was made in Joomla and was not responsive. The bilingual site was redesigned in WordPress to turn it into a more airy, modern and responsive (mobile-friendly) website. Most of the content and structure was preserved, but it was all freshened up. Björkö delägarlag updates the site independently. The site is hosted by Lingvafix, which is also the domain name registrar for the domain name. www.svedjehamn.fi