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Wed, 30 Dec, 2009:

Wärtsilä to supply turnkey power plant to Mombasa, Kenya

Wärtsilä has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply a complete power station for the Kipevu III thermal power project in Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city. The plant will generate 117 MWe and will supply electricity to the national grid.... Read more

SRV to build a shopping mall in St. Petersburg

Part of Finnish SRV Group, SRV Russia and Chinese Baltic Pearl CJSC have signed a letter of intent for building a new shopping mall in St. Petersburg. SRV has already started concept planning, market research and the process of securing external... Read more

Tue, 29 Dec, 2009:

Finnish companies take climate change seriously

Finnish companies are well aware of climate change, reveals a new survey carried out by the international auditing and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Most of the participating companies have improved their energy and material... Read more

Mon, 28 Dec, 2009:

Wärtsilä wins four more gas power plant orders from Turkey

Wärtsilä has signed agreements during autumn 2009 to supply the equipment for four gas power plants under construction in Turkey. The new gas power plants are scheduled to be operational in the spring and summer of 2010. Wärtsilä has also signed... Read more

Finland the new fishing tourism hot spot

A new Finnish fishing portal has been launched in www.visitfinland.com/fishing . The website introduces Finland's fishing destinations, fish species and fishing customs and services, as well as providing background information for those who are... Read more

New technologies reduce nuclear waste

Advanced technologies offer ways of reducing the quantity of nuclear waste. New types of nuclear power plants can switch to a so-called closed fuel cycle, which means that nuclear waste would be chemically dissolved and its recyclable components... Read more

ABB delivers electric motors to irrigation project in India

ABB will deliver nine 22.5 megawatt synchronous electric motors to the state of Andhra Pranesh in South-East India. The delivery is part of an irrigation project, where water from three major rivers in the region is pumped a distance of 300... Read more

Tue, 22 Dec, 2009:

Charging points for electric cars increase rapidly in Finland

The number of charging points for electric and hybrid cars is beginning to grow in different parts of Finland. Finland's first on-street charging point was opened last week by Helsinki Energy in Kamppi. The energy company Fortum has also... Read more

Technopolis continues to grow in Kuopio

The technology centre Technopolis will expand its operations in the vicinity of the University of Kuopio. The second phase of Viestikatu centre is estimated to cost approximately 9.6 million Euros and the gross area to be built is 13,400 square... Read more

Mon, 21 Dec, 2009:

Vaisala acquires road weather company in the US

Vaisala grows its presence in the global road weather and information technology business through an acquisition of Quixote Transportation Technologies, Inc. (QTT), a U.S. based company with 22.6 million USD net sales in 2009 and nearly 100... Read more

New sea route connects Helsinki and Rostock

In the beginning of December the Finnish shipping company Finnlines opened its new passenger route from Helsinki to Rostock, Germany. The Helsinki -Rostock -route is operated via the Polish city of Gdynia. The journey takes about 34 hours.... Read more

Powerpile polymer pillars lift sunk buildings

A Finnish innovation facilitates remedial construction in Finland and other parts of the world. Powerpile Oy is company manufacturing, marketing and installing expanding polymer pillars. Powerpile is the daughter company of the Finnish Uretek... Read more

Fri, 18 Dec, 2009:

Nokia invests in Swype technology

The world's leading mobile phone manufacturer Nokia will invest on Swype Inc, the developer of an innovative text input technology, based in Seattle, United States. In addition to being funded by Nokia Growth Partners, Swype has also received... Read more

EU’s ICT research unit located on the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is locating one of its information and communication technologies research units on the new Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Finland. EIT functions as a network, uniting research and... Read more

Thu, 17 Dec, 2009:

Anti-bullying programme KiVa wins European Crime Prevention competition

The Finnish anti-bullying programme KiVa received the first prize in the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) from the Swedish Minister for Justice Beatrice Ask. The award was presented to the programme co-leaders, Professor of Psychology... Read more

Neste Oil prepared to manufacture biokerosine

Neste Oil, the producer of world's highest quality NExBTL -biodiesel believes that in the long run there is huge potential in the production of renewable aircraft fuels. - Bio-Diesel Jet is definitely a possibility, and we already have the... Read more

Wed, 16 Dec, 2009:

Swan family the Centre of Attention in international photo competition

A photograph by the amateur photographer Peter Byrne from Helsinki has received the second prize in the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009- competition. The award-winning photograph belongs to the competition's Planet Earth -category.... Read more

Tue, 15 Dec, 2009:

Wärtsilä to power eleven new Spliethoff Group vessels

Wärtsilä has during 2009 been awarded two large orders from the Spliethoff Group, the Netherlands. The orders are for propulsion systems for eleven ships that the Spliethoff Group has ordered at the Ouhua Shipyard in Zhejiang, China. The... Read more

Finnish brain stimulation system acquires trading license in the US

Finnish medical technology company Nexstim Oy has acquired a US trading license for its Navigated Brain Stimulation System. Nextim Oy develops and commercializes diagnostic and therapy applications for the brain. Using transcranial magnetic... Read more

Cargotec strengthens its position in North Africa

Cargotec strengthens its sales and service activities in Morocco by acquiring a share of Maghrepic S.A. business operations. The share includes the port service and equipment related part of the Moroccan company's business operations. Maghrepic... Read more

TeliaSonera launches 4G in Stockholm and Oslo

The very first operator in the world, Finnish TeliaSonera has launched its 4G services commercially to customers in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. The event took place on November 14th. At the same time Sonera opened Finland's first genuine... Read more

Mon, 14 Dec, 2009:

Sunvoima Oy builds Finland’s first megawatt-scale solar power plant

Kotka-based Sunvoima Oy will begin the construction of Finland's very first notable scale solar energy plant. The construction will start next year and the energy production is expected to begin in the spring of 2011. The energy output from the... Read more

Teknoware illuminates emergency exits on board the world’s biggest cruise ship

Teknoware, a Lahti-based international lighting technology company, which designs, manufactures and markets solutions for vehicle interior lighting and emergency lighting for buildings and passenger ships, delivers tailor-made emergency exit... Read more

Fri, 11 Dec, 2009:

Outotec acquires nearly a fifth of Australian smelting technology company

Finnish Outotec has acquired 19.9 per cent of the shares in the Australian public company Ausmelt Ltd from the company founder Dr John Floyd. Outotec has also launched an off-market takeover offer to acquire all the remaining shares in Ausmelt... Read more

Electric discharge method purifies drinking water energy-efficiently

Researchers from Lappeenranta University of Technology and Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia have coalesced in order to develop a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly device for water purification. The device applies a... Read more

Thu, 10 Dec, 2009:

Here comes Blobo – the spherical game console

Blobo, a small, soft and spherical game console, is throwing out a challenge to the popular Nintendo Wii. Throw it, press it or put it in your pocket. With Blobo you can practise basketball, karate, archery, ski-jumping, running and long... Read more

Growth and interest in games research

Unique expertise in games research can be found in Finland. – We’re world leaders in research into pervasive games, says Professor Frans Mäyrä from Game Research Laboratory. Games are a relatively young but rapidly growing target for research.... Read more

Moomin trolls take part in saving the Baltic Sea

Tove Jansson's Moomin trolls will turn 65 next year. To commemorate the event, the beloved Moomins will begin a Nordic campaign together with numerous companies, proceedings from which will be donated to World Wildlife Foundation's Baltic Sea... Read more

Wed, 09 Dec, 2009:

Koli National Park to attract international nature tourism

The brand new activity and service centre designed for Koli National Park will be built to meet the needs of international nature tourism. The project has been boosted by an architectural competition organized by the City of Lieksa. Two of the... Read more

Tue, 08 Dec, 2009:

Finland well on track to meet its Kyoto goals

According to the Minister of the Environment Paula Lehtomäki Finland has started very well in meeting the obligations set by Kyoto Protocol. The national inventory report 2008 published by Statistics Finland indicates that Finland's green house... Read more

Mon, 07 Dec, 2009:

Lindström expands India operations to New Delhi

Textile services company Lindström Group is expanding its operations in India. A new business unit was established in New Delhi in November. The unit will be offering workwear services to local businesses. - We are currently looking for premises... Read more

Finnish and Australian researchers develop a single-atom transistor

Researchers from the Helsinki University of Technology together with University of New South Wales in Australia and University of Melbourne have succeeded in building and measuring a working transistor, whose active region composes only of a... Read more

Millennium Youth Camp 2010 welcomes youth from all over the world

The very first international Millennium Youth Camp will take place in Helsinki next June. A total of 995 youth from all continents submitted an application for the camp. On the basis of these applications 30 participants will be chosen. The camp... Read more

Thu, 03 Dec, 2009:

Tekes strengthens its networks to Singapore

The National Technology Agency of Finland, Tekes and the Singaporean Agency for Science, Technology and Research, A*STAR will renew their contract of co-operation with the aim of increasing R&D activities between the two countries. The new... Read more

Kemira and Plan support children’s rights to clean water

Finnish industrial chemicals company Kemira has signed a co-operation agreement with the international development organization Plan. The contract was signed in the end of November. The goal of the co-operation is to support children's rights to... Read more

Wed, 02 Dec, 2009:

The most environmentally friendly farm of the Baltic region is in Finland

Finnish farmers Jyrki Ankelo and Katariina Vapola have received the Baltic Farmer of the Year Award on Thursday 26th of November. The award was presented to the couple by Thomas Johansson , Group Sponsorship at Swedbank and Lasse Gustavsson,... Read more

Campfire 2 Go receives second design award

Campfire 2 Go, a ready made campfire produced by SCA Packaging Finland and Valmisnuotio Oy, has been awarded this year's international WorldStar -design award. Earlier this autumn Valmisnuotio Oy won an award also in ScanStar 2009 -design... Read more

Tue, 01 Dec, 2009:

Metso, Fortum, UPM, and VTT are jointly developing a clean energy alternative with domestic bio-oil

Metso, UPM, and VTT have developed a biomass-based bio-oil production concept to provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Since June of this year, the Metso R&D Center in Tampere, Finland, has been producing high-quality bio-oil from sawdust and... Read more

7signal is the Business Incubator Company of 2009

Helsinki-based 7signal Oy, a technology company specialized in quality monitoring of wireless networks, has been chosen as the Business Incubator Company of 2009. Highly commended in the competition was Mikkeli-based A. Graveolens Ltd. which has... Read more

Stora Enso resumes production at Sunila pulp mill

Forest products company Stora Enso says that it will resume production at its Sunila pulp mill in Kotka. The mill has not been used since April 2009. According to Stora Enso, the market situation for pulp has improved since the spring, and the... Read more