Upma Koul joins SFW from Wartsila

Upma Koul joins SFW as Vice President of Strategy and  Business Development, Energy Storage. She will be leading the development of SFW’s Energy Storage function and business globally. Upma joins us from Wartsila where she has had a long and successful career in the field of market development, sales and business development in Energy Business.
February 2, 2021, Espoo, Finland - The global energy technology company Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) and the engineering and technology group SENER have signed an MoU to develop a Waste-to-Chemicals (WtC) process based on gasification.

Boosting local waste management

January 13, 2021, Espoo, Vaasa - Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) and WOIMA Finland Oy (WOIMA) have signed an agreement to deliver the modular wasteWOIMA® waste-to-energy plants. SFW becomes a strategic investor in WOIMA, combining SFW’s renowned expertise in power technology, project execution and global reach with WOIMA’s innovative plant design.
December 9, 2020 - Nearly all forecasts predict that most of the electricity produced in the world will be from intermittent solar and wind resources by 2050. While wind and solar plants currently make up 18% of the world’s installed electric power capacity this number is expected to grow to nearly 70% by 2050 (Figure 1). Although some new solid fuel, hydro and nuclear plants will be built over this same period, an equal amount is expected to be retired, effectively keeping their net contribution to the world’s power capacity at about the same level as today.
December 1, 2020 - The inexorable growth of wind and solar in the power generation mix is presenting challenges to electricity system operators around the world. Although crucial to reducing global carbon emissions, their variable nature calls for the integration of other technologies into the system that can rapidly compensate for the sudden loss of power in the grid that can occur when there is no wind or sun.
December 1, 2020 - The global energy technology company and the Swedish technology company SaltX are partnering to upscale a new solution that can store ten times more heat energy with the same footprint compared to the conventional hot water storages.
November 11, 2020 - Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. has established a joint venture with Kajima Corporation to secure an order from Morinomiyako Biomass Energy G.K. for a 75 MW class 100% biomass-fired power plant
October 8, 2020 - Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has been awarded a contract by SAPPI Europe to modernize an existing circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler, which will result in a 30% CO2 emissions reduction at the Gratkorn Pulp & Paper mill.