Showing 1-15/53 articles from March 2010

Wed, 31 Mar, 2010:

’Purge’ by Sofi Oksanen wins Nordic Council Literature Prize for 2010

The Finnish author Sofi Oksanen has won the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2010 for her third novel 'Puhdistus' (‘Purge’). The Literature Prize is worth 350,000 Danish kroner, which equals to 47 000 euros. The prize will be presented in Reykjavik in November. ‘Puhdistus’ has sold already 142 400 copies in Finland and it is the first novel... Read more

Ruukki receives important orders from Norway

Rautaruukki has been chosen as the steel structure contractor for the new head office of financial services group DnB NOR and for the construction project of Stravanger’s new concert hall. The total value of the two contracts is around 8 million euros. The building of DnB NOR's new head office in Oslo is expected to be completed by 2012. The... Read more

Tue, 30 Mar, 2010:

Stonesoft expands to Saudi Arabia

Finnish provider of network security solutions Stonesoft has announced its new partnership agreements with four leading Saudi Arabian system integrators. The company is also in the process of establishing a representative office in the capital city of Riyadh. Stonesoft’s local partners have a strong focus on ICT and network security. They also... Read more

YIT takes part in improving energy efficiency of Chinese process industry

Finnish YIT Industrial and Network Services Ltd and China Development Bank Corporation have signed a letter of intent, aiming to improve the energy efficiency of the Chinese process industry.           According to the letter of intent the role of China Development Bank is to find potential production plants at which YIT will be able to plan... Read more

Mon, 29 Mar, 2010:

Aalto University student team acknowledged for promoting energy-efficient timber building

A student team from the Aalto University has received an acknowledgement for promoting energy-efficiency at the Housing and Renovation Market in Helsinki last week. The team will design and execute a zero-energy house for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 -competition, which will be held in Madrid in May-June. The student team received a 5000... Read more

Finnish music export shows international promise

Market research commissioned by Music Export Finland and executed by Mediaclever Oy has revealed that Finnish music export is on the increase. The market value of Finnish music export in 2008 was over 23 million euros, which was 4 million euros more than in 2007.   The Goodwill research examined the incorporeal value of Music Export Finland... Read more

Fri, 26 Mar, 2010:

WinWinD celebrated the opening of new wind turbine plant in Hamina

WinWinD opened its brand new, three megawatt wind turbine plant in Hamina on Wednesday. The new production facility will manufacture two wind turbines per month, and start off with 50 employees. The maximum capacity of the plant is 15 wind turbines per month and 250 employees. WinWinD manufactures one and three megawatt wind turbines, which... Read more

Pöyry engineers two biomass power plants in the Philippines

Pöyry has been awarded contracts for turnkey delivery of two renewable energy power plants in the Philippines to the subsidiaries of Global Green Power PLC Corporation, Philippines. Pöyry has also signed a letter of intent for a potential third plant. The value of each contract is approximately 23 million euros. The contracts will become... Read more

Wärtsilä to supply Africa’s largest gas engine power plant to Cameroon

Wärtsilä, a Finnish leader in flexible decentralised power generation solutions, has signed a contract to supply and install Africa's largest gas engine power plant to the Republic of Cameroon. The power plant will be located in Kribi sea port on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. The gas engine power plant will be supplied as a turnkey project.... Read more

Thu, 25 Mar, 2010:

Stora Enso is one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2010

Global leader in the paper, packaging and wood product industry, Stora Enso has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2010. Stora Enso is recognised for its commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices and corporate social responsibility. The company secured its spot on the list... Read more

Metso delivers board making technology to Taiwan and a complete ball mill to Brazil

Metso, a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries based in Finland, has announced two new major contracts. Metso will supply board making technology for Cheng Loong Corporation for their new containerboard production line at Hou-Li... Read more

Wed, 24 Mar, 2010:

FWBC exports Finnish healthcare and wellness expertise to Japan

Finnish provider of wellness services, FWBC Finland Oy has signed a cooperation agreement with a major Japanese construction company Starts Corporation Inc. The newly established cooperation comprises consulting and education services within the healthcare sector, sales and promotion of Finnish products and services as well as space planning... Read more

International direct investments in Finland to increase in 2010

International direct investments in Finland are expected to increase steadily in 2010. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD estimated that the decline of international direct investments hit its all-time low by the third quarter of 2009. Last year 128 new international companies were established in Finland. The number is... Read more

Tue, 23 Mar, 2010:

University of Jyväskylä establishes new cooperation in St. Petersburg

The University of Jyväskylä and Steklov Institute of Mathematics in St. Petersburg have signed a cooperation agreement on establishing a centre for applied mathematics. The aim of the novel cooperation project is to increase the exchange of researchers and post-graduate students between the two universities, and join forces in organizing... Read more

Wärtsilä and Samsung join forces in developing next-generation gas-fuelled ships

Wärtsilä, a Finnish provider of power solutions for the marine and energy markets, and one of the world's leading shipbuilders, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), have signed a co-operation agreement to develop gas-fuelled merchant vessels. The joint intention is to develop next-generation ships with efficient and competitive propulsion machinery... Read more
Showing 1-15/53 articles from March 2010