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Fri, 29 Oct, 2010:

Metso keeps busy with China

Metso has signed contracts for three important forest industry production line deliveries to China and a valve delivery to the United Arab Emirates. The total value of the three deliveries to China is approximately 35-40 million euro. The... Read more

Kemira and Singapore’s national water agency PUB launch cooperation

Kemira Oyj and PUB, Singapore's national water agency, have agreed to enter into a strategic alliance. The agreement focuses on carrying out water treatment related research and development cooperation. Earlier this year Kemira started similar... Read more

Thu, 28 Oct, 2010:

Finnish pavilion broke visitor records at Shanghai World Expo

The Finnish pavilion “Giant’s Kettle” at Shanghai World Expo 2010 has attracted over 5 million visitors,  which is the new record for the Finland pavilion at any previous World Exhibition. This year’s Expo, which was opened in May, will be... Read more

Metso delivers a biomass-fired power boiler to Bomhus Energi in Sweden

Metso will supply a new biomass-fired power boiler, utilizing bubbling fluidized bed technology, and a flue-gas cleaning and condensation system to Bomhus Energi AB in Sweden. The value of the order is over 50 million euro. The plant is... Read more

Wed, 27 Oct, 2010:

Survey charts effective emission reduction measures in Finland

ERA17 working group, appointed by Minister of Housing Jan Vapaavuori, has identified 31 measures for making Finland a leading country in energy efficiency. The task of the working group was to chart the best ways to improve the energy efficiency... Read more

Finnlines opens a cargo route between United Kingdom and Russia

Finnish shipping operator Finnlines will launch a new cargo service from Hull, United Kingdom to St. Petersburg, Russia via Helsinki. The company’s aim is to link Russia more closely into the company’s fast-expanding European route network. The... Read more

Smell me seeks to revolutionise scent marketing

Finnish scent marketing company Smell me has developed a new technology for using scents in marketing, retail and packaging materials. Smell me Aroma-lock scent printing technology enables the printing of virtually any scent on different... Read more

Finnish mining industry grows at record speed

The volume of the Finnish mining industry has nearly doubled since last year. The estimated gross sales in the sector in 2009 were 481 million euro. This year’s gross sales value is expected to reach around 808 million euro. The estimate is... Read more

Tue, 26 Oct, 2010:

VTT developed a fog warning system for Venice

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has taken part in the development of a new type of fog warning system in the Venice area in Italy. The land-based solution that uses a combination of visibility sensors and data retrieved from radars and... Read more

STX Finland constructs an environmentally friendly cruise ship for Viking Line

STX Finland Oy and shipping company Viking Line have signed a preliminary agreement for the construction of an environmentally friendly cruise ship. The value of the order will be approximately 240 million euro. The agreement includes an option... Read more

Mon, 25 Oct, 2010:

UPM ProFi receives Green Good Design Award

UPM has received the renowned Green Good Design Award for its innovative and environmentally friendly UPM ProFi composite material. The international award was presented to UPM by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The... Read more

Pöyry awarded two major rail projects in Spain

Finnish consulting and engineering company Pöyry will execute two railway line projects in Spain. The combined value of the two orders is 2.2 million euro. The orders comprise the planning services for the railway ring line in the city of... Read more

Sauna Academy to be established in Central Finland

Central Finland will soon have a Sauna Academy, reports the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. The idea has been developed by Sauna from Finland – network, and associated business incubator. The academy would train sauna experts, such as sauna... Read more

Fri, 22 Oct, 2010:

Finland - world leader in press freedom

Finland is one the top countries in this year’s world press freedom index. The index is published annually by the international Reporters Without Borders -organisation. Finland shares the top position with Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden... Read more

Metso delivers tissue production line to Xiamen Xinyang Paper in China

Metso will supply a tissue production line to Xiamen Xinyang Paper Co., Ltd. in Xiamen City located in Fujian Province in China. The value of the order has not been disclosed but for a delivery of this scope it is estimated to be around 15-20... Read more

Mixem delivers mobile services to South America and Africa

Finnish mobile internet technology company Mixem Solutions has signed a contract for the delivery of Mixem Content Management and Mobile Marketing Platform for Naranya SA in Mexico. Naranya is a leading mobile value added services provider in... Read more

Thu, 21 Oct, 2010:

Chempolis launches cooperation with Henan Investment Group

Finnish Chempolis Ltd., a biorefining technology company providing sustainable solutions for biomass, paper and petrochemical industries has signed a frame agreement with Chinese Henan Investment Group for a collaborative biorefinery project.... Read more

Rantotek Oy scores a significant project contract to China

Tampere-based specialist in boiler plants, Rantotek Oy has signed an agreement for the comprehensive project coordination of Chinese Sun Paper’s new power plant. The project will be carried out in the Shandong province on the eastern coast of... Read more

Wed, 20 Oct, 2010:

Hirameki Design x Finland exhibits Finnish design in Japan

Hirameki Design x Finland, held during Tokyo Designers Week is a major event, exhibition and export promotion initiative presenting Finnish design to the Japanese public. According to the organizers in all its diverseness the event will be the... Read more

Kuusakoski expands its demolition services in Sweden

Finnish recycling company Kuusakoski has acquired 70 percent of the Swedish demolition, dismantling and recycling specialist BRA Group. BRA Group comprises three companies: Borrkompaniet AB, RÅD AB and ABVAC AB, which together offer a wide range... Read more

Tue, 19 Oct, 2010:

HeiaHeia.com and Muuvit cooperate in Central Europe

Finnish growth companies within the wellness sector HeiaHeia.com and Muuvit have agreed on cooperation in creating a new kind of wellness service. The aim is to strengthen the companies’ position especially in Central Europe, and motivate a... Read more

Lahti establishes environmental partnership with Chinese city Wuxi

The cities of Lahti and Wuxi have signed a letter of intent with the aim of strengthening business and research between the cities. A central part of the agreement is cooperation in the fields of environmental business, research and technology.... Read more

Rare Exports is the Best Motion Picture at Sitges Festival

Finnish movie telling an unusual story of Santa Claus has been awarded the Best Motion Picture award at Sitges Film Festival in Spain. Director of the movie, Jalmari Helander received the Best Director award while cinematographer Mika Orasmaa... Read more

Mon, 18 Oct, 2010:

Nokia Siemens Networks acquires Turkish IRIS Telecom

Nokia Siemens Networks will acquire IRIS Telecom, a Turkish telecom and engineering service company. With the acquisition NSN aspires to become the leading telecom service provider in Turkey. The value of the acquisition has not been published.... Read more

Germany introduces Viiniverla’s organic wines

Finnish organic winery Viiniverla has found a niche in the German-speaking wine market. German Baltic Sea Spirit e.K. will launch Viiniverla’s organic wines in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The wines will be launched in the German market at... Read more

Fri, 15 Oct, 2010:

ProSieben acquires the Happiness Project TV format

The second largest television company in Europe, ProSieben has acquired format rights to the Finnish ‘The Happiness Project’. ProSieben plans to produce a minimum of three episodes based on the format, as well as publishing ‘The Happiness Test’... Read more

Manure creates new business

The new BATMAN research project develops renewable energy and environmentally friendly fertilisers from the manure of domestic farm animals. The aim of the project is to create new manure processing methods, develop manure’s productisation into... Read more

Thu, 14 Oct, 2010:

Savox technology used in rescue operations in Chile

Special microphones manufactured by Finnish Savox Communications were used in the rescue operations of the Copiapó mining accident in Chile. Savox communication devices developed for challenging conditions were delivered to the South African... Read more

Halton acquires Current Energy

Finnish specialist in indoor climate products and solutions and indoor environment services, Halton has acquired its American partner company Current Energy, an expert within the energy sector. – Halton’s business focuses on solutions that... Read more

Finnish cooperation promotes citizens’ rights in Liberia

Finnish Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have launched a cooperation project applying information and communication technology in developing countries. Specialised in conflict resolution, CMI’s GooB... Read more

Wed, 13 Oct, 2010:

M-real invests in Kemi and Simpele

M-real Corporation, part of Metsäliitto Group, will modernise the coating section of Kemiart Liners in Kemi, Finland. Through the 16 million euro investment M-real focuses more on coated grades and improves its product quality. The modernisation... Read more

Konecranes acquires WMI Cranes in India

Konecranes has entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd. WMI has an installed base of over 4 000 cranes in India, in addition to which the company has an extensive sales network throughout the country. WMI is... Read more

Tue, 12 Oct, 2010:

Finnish contact lens care solution to be launched in Brazil

Lieto-based Finnsusp Oy has signed a contract with Laboratório Teuto Brasileiron for the distribution of the company’s contact lens care solutions in Brazil. Laboratório Teuto is one of Latin America’s largest pharmaceutical companies.   The... Read more

Konecranes acquires a maintenance service company in Scotland and sells RTG cranes to Turkey

Konecranes is expanding its Machine Tool Service business in the UK through the acquisition of Machine Control Engineers Limited based in Coatbridge, Scotland. The company employs 26 people, and in 2009 the annual net sales of the company... Read more

Finland switches over to FSC forest management standard

Forest Stewardship Council Finland has approved the proposal of FSC as the country’s national forest certification standard. The proposal will be sent to the international FSC organisation for inspection and approval. The Finnish Forest... Read more

Mon, 11 Oct, 2010:

Metso continues cooperation with Liansheng Paper Industry in China

Metso will supply two board machines to Liansheng Paper Industry (Longhai) Co., Ltd. to its mill in Longhai City in Fujian Province on the southeast coast of China. The start-up of both machines is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The... Read more

VTT introduces bioactive paper

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a method of using printing technology to produce printed paper tests. The efficacy of the method was proven by printing a manufactured paper that reveals whether a given sample contains... Read more

Logset strives to become forest machine market leader in Russia

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset has signed an important distributor contract with Ferronordic Machines LCC. The contract comprises the marketing, sales and aftersales operations of Logset forest machines in the entire Russian... Read more

Fri, 08 Oct, 2010:

Finland signs the international FAIR agreement

Finland will take part in the establishment, construction and research activities at the new, international FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) research centre in Darmstadt, Germany. FAIR comprises several ion accelerators... Read more

KONE delivers elevators to Austria’s tallest building

Kone has won an order to supply 29 elevators and two escalators for DC Tower 1 in Vienna, Austria. Once completed, the 22-metre high DC Tower 1, designed by the French architect Dominique Perrault, will be the tallest building in Austria. The... Read more

Outotec takes part in developing the utilisation of Mongolian mineral deposits

Outotec will take part in developing the utilisation of Mongolian mineral deposits. Outotec has agreed on cooperation with National Development Corporation of Mongolia (NDC) to conduct a conceptual study for a copper smelter to be located in... Read more

Thu, 07 Oct, 2010:

Metso takes part in AW-Energy’s ocean-surge-based demo power plant

Metso will develop and supply an automation system to Finnish AW-Energy Ltd.’s demo power plant, which is the first one in the world to generate renewable energy from underwater surges. The Finland-based company will expand its present pilot... Read more

VTT and Kemira to open a joint R&D centre in São Paulo

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Kemira Oyj will open a new joint R&D centre in São Paulo, Brazil. The R&D centre will focus primarily on water chemistry and biomass utilisation applications. The centre will start its operations in... Read more

Basware delivers Connectivity Services to Siemens

Basware will deliver its Connectivity Services to Siemens, a global market leader in electronics and electrical engineering. The services will be implemented first in Central and Southern Europe, with further deployments in a total of 25... Read more

Wed, 06 Oct, 2010:

Finnish Meteorological Institute modernises weather services in Nepal

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has launched a cooperation project with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology of Nepal. The goal of the project is to modernise the production of weather services, reduce damage resulting from natural... Read more

Haaga-Helia exports Finnish education expertise to Saudi Arabia

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and EduCluster Finland have established a major cooperation agreement with the Saudi Arabian Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, TVTC. According to Haaga-Helia this is one of the biggest... Read more

Nanotechnology company Canatu receives a 4.7 million euro investment package

Finnish nanotechnology company Canatu Ltd. has received a 4.7 million euro investment package for launching a new production unit and establishing an international sales organisation. The project is funded by Inventure Ltd., Infosto Ltd. and the... Read more

Tue, 05 Oct, 2010:

Marinetek delivers luxury pontoons to Monte Carlo

Finnish manufacturer of marinas and pontoons, Marinetek will deliver three new pontoons to Port Hercule marina in Monte Carlo. The order was placed by the state owned authority, Ports de Monaco. – This is certainly the biggest dream of every... Read more

EU sponsors fuel production from sunlight with 3.7 million euro

The international DirectFuel project coordinated by the University of Turku has received over 3.7 million euro funding from the European Union. The aim of the project is to develop a method for using photosynthetic micro-organisms for converting... Read more

Mon, 04 Oct, 2010:

Finnish cooperation reduces phosphorus in the Baltic Sea

Kemira Oyj, the John Nurminen Foundation and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, have launched a project together with the Vyborg Water Utility, which aims at reducing the amount of phosphorus discharged into the Baltic Sea. The total cost... Read more

Outotec wins a 40 million euro contract in Iran

Outotec, a worldwide leader in minerals processing and metallurgical technologies, has been awarded a technology order for a copper concentrator expansion in Iran. The order was received from an Italian supply and trading company Irasco srl... Read more

Sun, 03 Oct, 2010:

MobileMonday celebrated 10th anniversary by expanding to Karachi, Ahmedabad and Kiev

Established 10 years ago in Helsinki, the global mobile entrepreneur community MobileMonday has expanded to Karachi, Pakistan; Ahmedabad, India and Kiev, Ukraine through new local chapters. The community’s 108 chapters cover now 57 countries and... Read more

Fri, 01 Oct, 2010:

Stora Enso invests 10 million euro in pellet production

Stora Enso invests 10 million euro in pellet production in Estonia. The Imavere Sawmill pellet plant project will commence later this year. The pellet factory is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011. The annual capacity of... Read more

Finland – forerunner in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Senior Maxillofacial Surgeon Risto Kontio has taken part in developing new surgical implants for maxillofacial surgery with Computer Aided Design (CAD). Kontio’s advancements in the field have catapulted Finland to the top of the world in... Read more