Showing 1-15/40 articles from December 2009

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. The plant is scheduled to be operational in January 2011. The order has been placed by the Kenya... 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 funding for the shopping mall. The final decision of the investment will be made by the end of... 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 efficiency. Half of all companies scrutinize the carbon and water footprints of their products. The... 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 maintenance agreements for two of the installations. Wärtsilä already has a strong presence in... Read more

Finland the new fishing tourism hot spot

A new Finnish fishing portal has been launched in . The website introduces Finland's fishing destinations, fish species and fishing customs and services, as well as providing background information for those who are planning their fishing trip. The website which has been realized by the Finnish Tourist Board MEK... 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 re-processed into new fuel. This would reduce significantly the amount of nuclear waste and would... 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 kilometers to the highest masonry dam in the whole world. This water is then utilized by farmers in the... 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 installed electric car recharging points for instance in the park hall of the department store Stockmann.... 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 meters including an indoor parking facility for 236 vehicles. About three quarters of the premises... 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 employees. QTT is a subsidiary of Quixote Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIX). The value of the deal is 20... 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. Finnlines operates the route to Rostock with its STAR-class combined passenger and cargo ships which are... 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 Worldwide, UWW, which is a business network applying geopolymer solutions in over 40 different... 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 additional funding of 5.6 million dollars from Nokia's competitor, Samsung Ventures and the private... 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 educational institutes as well as businesses. In addition to Aalto University, the founding members... 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 Christina Salmivalli and the Director of the Centre for Learning Research Elisa Poskiparta on December... Read more
Showing 1-15/40 articles from December 2009