Showing 1-15/46 articles from December 2010

Fri, 31 Dec, 2010:

Pöyry consulting project in Cambodia

Pöyry has signed an agreement to provide consultancy services for a new coal-powered plant in Cambodia. The contract, valued at 2.5 million euros, is between Pöyry’s Energy Business Group and Cambodian Energy Limited (CEL). The contract is for the planned 2x55 MW coal fired power plant in Stung Hav, Sihanoukville. Pöyry will perform the design... Read more

Funding worth almost a million to develop fuel from solar energy

The PhotoBioFuel project co-ordinated by the University of Turku has been awarded nearly one million euros of ERC Start Grant funding.  The European Research Council signed an agreement for the project which is researching the conversion of solar energy into fuel. Collegium researcher Patrik Jones was awarded the sum of 916,120 euros.  The... Read more

Thu, 30 Dec, 2010:

Finland tipped as test ground for electric cars

The goal of the new EVE electrical vehicle project from Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) is to create a common testing environment for electric vehicles.  It should also improve the level of co-operation among the different bodies working with such vehicles. – With this project we are hoping to create a... Read more

Angry Birds the most downloaded game this Christmas

Angry Birds has broken a new record for Apple apps, according to  Taloussanomat.  The app, developed by Rovio, was downloaded more than one million times during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The game took two top spots, as the Angry Birds app was followed in second place by Angry Birds Seasons.  The games were most widely purchased by users... Read more

Forest industry improves timber price data

Finland ’s forest industry has begun publishing more detailed price information to improve the transparency of the market and boost timber sales. Price information has traditionally been based on the average stumpage price of all standing sales. Stumpage value is the sale value of a standing tree. The buyer pays the additional costs of felling... Read more

Wed, 29 Dec, 2010:

Enso invests into Carbodeon to boost nanomaterials in Finland

Guernsey-based Enso Holding has acquired a majority stake in Carbodeon and made a significant equity capital injection into the Helsinki-based firm which develops and manufactures super hard carbon-based materials. The total extent of the package is several million euros. Both parties say they want to boost nanomaterial development and... Read more

Ahlström invests 17.5 million in Turin filter factory

Non-woven and specialty paper manufacturer Ahlström is investing in transportation filtration capacity at its factory in Turin, Italy.  The total investment is approximately 17.5 million euros. – This is an important step in our global growth roadmap where we have strengthened our global platform, first in Asia and now in Europe. We will also... Read more

Kone supplying elevators for the Hong Kong metro

Kone is to supply 37 elevators, 41 escalators and five moving walkways for the West Island Line railway extension in Hong Kong. The West Island Line is a three-kilometre-long railway extension of the existing MTR Island line encompassing three underground stations on Hong Kong Island. KONE will install the solutions at the West Island Line... Read more

Thu, 23 Dec, 2010:

Outotec signs technology deals with Saudi Arabia

The Outotec and Hatch joint venture will deliver an integrated bauxite digestion and evaporation facility to the Ma’aden aluminium plant in Ras Az Zawr, Saudi Arabia.  The new facility will be the lowest cost aluminium complex in the world, according to the company.  The overall contract value to Outotec and Hatch is around 50 million euros... Read more

Pöyry design in Romania and Sweden

Pöyry is designing railway refurbishment work in Romania for a section of track running from the Hungarian border via Curtic to Simeria.  This contract represents an extension to the existing contract for design work for the Romanian National Railways and its value to Pöyry is 6.9 million euros. Pöyry will assume responsibility for the design... Read more

Wed, 22 Dec, 2010:

UPM buys Myllykoski and Rhein Papier

Forest industry giant UPM-Kymmene Oyj is buying Myllykoski Oyj and Rhein Papier GmbH in a deal is worth around 900 million euros. Myllykoski Oyj and Rhein Papier GmbH have seven paper factories in Germany, Finland and the USA with a combined annual production capacity of 2.8 million tonnes. UPM’s CEO Jussi Pesonen explains that the central... Read more

Finnair takes off with a new look

Finnair is renewing its visual identity and service image.  The new visual identity comprises the company logo, livery of the planes, cabin spaces as well as the uniforms and service areas. Finnair’s goal is to grow to become number one in the North and to rank in the top three airlines on Asian routes. – All our customers are important to us.... Read more

Finnish researchers discover help for prostate cancer

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) and the University of Turku have demonstrated that the antibiotic known as monensin has a prohibiting effect on the proliferation of prostate cancer cells.  Monensin killed prostate cancer cells by reducing testosterone receptors and increasing the production of reactive oxygen species and inducing... Read more

Tue, 21 Dec, 2010:

Lemminkäinen aims to become Norway’s leading road builder

Lemminkäinen is buying the infrastructure business Mesta Industri AS from the Norwegian state-owned Mesta Group.  Mesta Industri has hitherto been known as Mesta Asfalt.  The contract is worth 14.8 million euros. Mesta Group is Norway’s largest contractor for road building and associated operations such as care and maintenance.  This new... Read more

Marimekko’s designs for Converse trainers

Marimekko designs will adorn the Converse 2011 ladies’ range.  Shoe and clothing manufacturer Converse is one of the world’s best known manufacturers of trainers. The "Converse ♥ Marimekko " range out in February 2011 will include casual shoes with three Marimekko designs. The designs are Tarha and Pikkusuomu by Annika Rimala and Kirppu... Read more
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