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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

Mon, 22 Mar, 2010:

Pöyry signs major contracts to Tanzania and Mexico

Finnish consulting and engineering company Pöyry has been awarded a consulting services contract for providing institutional support to the Rural Energy Agency (REA) in Tanzania. The assignment includes two phases of services with a total value... Read more

University of Helsinki launches international youth online magazine MyScience.fi

The LUMA Centre, an umbrella organization coordinated by the University of Helsinki, has launched an English language online magazine MyScience directed at young people. The magazine highlights natural sciences, mathematics and technology;... Read more

Metso delivers containerboard production line to Manchester

Metso, a global engineering and technology group, will supply a lightweight containerboard production line to Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. at Partington Wharfside, in Trafford near Manchester, United Kingdom. The production line is scheduled to... Read more

Fri, 19 Mar, 2010:

AAC Global offers internationalization services in China

AAC Global, a Finnish provider of internationalization services, is expanding its operations to China. The company opened an office in Shanghai in March 2010. AAC Global’s China office will offer the same internationalization services to its... Read more

Artek opens a showroom in New York City

Finnish furniture and design company Artek opened a new showroom in New York City yesterday. Despite the recession Artek has set sail for the American design market. – One has to be brave, particularly during a crisis. There are more prospects... Read more

Thu, 18 Mar, 2010:

Thirty talented youngsters from all over the world selected for Millennium Youth Camp

Participants for the Millennium Youth Camp, held in association with the Millennium Prize Awards, have been selected. From the initial 995 applications, 30 talented young people between 16 and 19 years were selected for the camp. The... Read more

Ovenia opens doors in St. Petersburg

Finnish property management company Ovenia Oy has established a subsidiary company in St. Petersburg in order to expand into the Russian market. The company believes that there is a demand for the experience and knowledge of Finnish property... Read more

Wed, 17 Mar, 2010:

Outotec delivers a copper smelter for Tongling Group in China

Outotec has been awarded a contract by Tongling Non-Ferrous Metals Group for the design and delivery of a new copper smelter for Jinchang in Anhui province, China. The contract value is approximately 15 million euros. Outotec's scope of supply... Read more

Government supports Laivakangas gold mine by 1.3 million euros

The Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy has granted Nordic Mines Oy a 1.3 million euro business development assistance for building up the infrastructure of Laivakangas gold mine near the west-coast city of Raahe. The infrastructure... Read more

Russian economy perks up - Finnish export sector grows

Russian economic development is about to take a positive turn, which will be visible also in this year’s foreign trade, estimates Russia Expert Timo Laukkanen at the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK.   Russian gross national product... Read more

Tue, 16 Mar, 2010:

Cargotec receives a major crane order to Singapore

Singapore-based Ezra Marine Service has ordered two large MacGregor offshore cranes from Cargotec. The value of the order is approximately 12 million euros. MacGregor is Cargotec’s daughter brand.   The cranes will be delivered during 2010 and... Read more

Magisso cake server receives international Red Dot Design Award

Finnish design house Magisso Ltd. has won the first prize in the product design category of the coveted Red Dot Design Award. The international jury judged the entries by functionality, durability, ecological factors, and innovation and quality.... Read more

Freetime Machos spread their charm at Tribeca Film Festival

Freetime Machos is the first Finnish film to be chosen to the documentary category of the Tribeca Film Festival held in New York. Directed by Mika Ronkainen, the film tells the story of a hapless rugby team from the Northern Finnish town of Oulu... Read more

Mon, 15 Mar, 2010:

Finnish creative industries present themselves in St. Petersburg this autumn

Companies operating within the Finnish creative industry will present themselves on a creative event week, which will be held in St. Petersburg on 18-22th October. The week will feature an exhibition at St. Petersburg’s old bread factory Loft... Read more

Raisio acquires British snack producer Glisten

The shareholders of Glisten plc. have approved the terms of the public offer placed by the Finnish food producer Raisio, which will now acquire the entire issued share capital of Glisten. The completion of the acquisition is subject to further... Read more

Finnish researchers solve the fabrication model of teeth

Researchers from the Institute for Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki have developed a computer-based model, which explains the population-level variations in complex structures such as teeth and organs. The research is a step forward... Read more

Fri, 12 Mar, 2010:

Finnish festival expertise inspires in Hong Kong

One of Asia's largest festivals, Hong Kong Arts Festival has invited the Finnish cultural events collaboration forum Finland Festivals to be its partner in organizing the festival's annual symposium. The symposium, which has been named '5... Read more

Thu, 11 Mar, 2010:

KierrätäKännykkä.fi buys old mobiles for recycling

The new website KierrätäKännykkä.fi ('recycle mobile phone') launched by the Finnish company Suomen KännykkäRahaksi Oy enables people to recycle their mobile phones free of charge, and even earn while doing it. The customer can order a postage... Read more

Center of Water Efficiency Excellence established by Kemira and VTT

Kemira Oyj and Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT will establish a joint initiative, Center of Water Efficiency Excellence, which will bring together Finnish water expertise. The goal of the center is to build new and unique water... Read more

Wed, 10 Mar, 2010:

Finnish PowerWear triumphs at Vancouver Olympics

PowerWear - weighted training gear developed by the inventor and entrepreneur Pertti Hasanen was one of Finnish champions at the Vancouver Olympics. PowerWear is used by sportsmen all over the world; for instance by the double Olympic Champion... Read more

YIT builds high-rise round towers in Riga

AS YIT Ehitus, Estonian subsidiary of the Finnish company YIT Construction Ltd, has signed a 40 million euro contract for the building of two 120-metre-high round buildings for SIA Towers Construction Management in Riga, Latvia. The buildings... Read more

Tue, 09 Mar, 2010:

Outotec delivers a manganese sinter plant to South Africa

Outotec has agreed with South African Kalagadi Manganese Pty Ltd on the design and delivery of a new manganese sinter plant to be built in Hotazel in the country's Northern Cape Province. The contract value is approximately 119 million euros.... Read more

Rautakesko expands in Russia

Rautakesko’s K-rauta chain continues expanding in Russia. The country’s 11th K-rauta store was opened on March 6th in the city of Tula. Tula is a rapidly developing industrial city of 600,000 inhabitants located 170 kilometres south of Moscow.... Read more

Mon, 08 Mar, 2010:

Expert taskforce boosts the export of Finnish health care sector

The export potential of the Finnish healthcare sector has been boosted with significant political support. The Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy has set up an expert taskforce to form a strategy for the export and... Read more

Kotipizza wins bronze in New York

Kotipizza’s Cold Smoked Salmon Kotzone won bronze at The America’s Plate International Pizza Competition 2010, held in New York on February 28th.   The winner of this year’s contest was Italy, while the host country United States ranked second.... Read more

Fri, 05 Mar, 2010:

Moomintrolls discover Brussels

This spring and summer the Belgian Comic Strip Center features an extensive Moomin exhibition, which presents the work of the beloved Finnish illustrator and author Tove Jansson. The exhibition showcases sketches and originals, some of which... Read more

Carnival Corporation’s new cruise vessel powered by Wärtsilä engines

A leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä has received an order of six Wärtsilä 46 engines for the new cruise ship of the global cruise company Carnival Corporation. The cruiser, which will be... Read more

Thu, 04 Mar, 2010:

Metso delivers a containerboard production line to China

Metso will supply a containerboard production line to the Chinese Zhejiang Ji'An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. The mill is located in Haiyan county, Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province. The production line is scheduled to be opened in the second quarter of... Read more

Tieto strengthens its telecom competence in Russia

Finnish IT service company Tieto continues strengthening its telecom competence in Russia by acquiring T&T Telecom operating in St. Petersburg and Moscow. T&T Telecom is an IT and consultancy company specializing in services for telecom... Read more

Hormos Medical’s Ospemifene hits a worldwide jackpot

Pharmaceutical invention Ospemifene from Turku-based pharmaceutical development company Hormos Medical Ltd has been licensed under a significant international license agreement. Hormos Medical’s American parent company QuatRX Pharmaceuticals... Read more

Wed, 03 Mar, 2010:

Outotec signs a 116 million euro contract with National Copper Corporation of Chile

Outotec has signed a contract with the National Copper Corporation of Chile, Codelco for the design and delivery of a copper concentrate roasting plant, gas cleaning system and sulphuric acid plant for Codelco's new Mina Ministro Hales mine... Read more

Wärtsilä engines to propel South African research vessel

Wärtsilä has signed a contract with STX Finland Oy shipyard in Rauma to deliver four Wärtsilä 32 engines for an Antarctic polar supply and research vessel. The owner of the vessel will be South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs. The... Read more

Finland wins silver at World Junior Chef of the Year 2010 in Dubai

The Finnish team cooked itself to the second place at the World Junior Chef of the Year competition held in Dubai. The team consisted of chef students from HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences. – Silver is a top class achievement, the best... Read more

Tue, 02 Mar, 2010:

Deere & Co continues investing in Joensuu

Deere & Company has accepted the new investment plan for John Deere Forestry Oy’s Joensuu factory. The next phase in the plan includes the building of a new office building, visitor centre and a canteen. In the past few years Deere & Co. has... Read more

Champion Door delivers hangar doors to aircraft giant Airbus

International aircraft manufacturer Airbus has made a significant order of airport hangar doors to the Finnish industrial door manufacturer Champion Door located in Nivala. The value of the order is several million euros, and the hangar doors... Read more

Mon, 01 Mar, 2010:

Mauri Kunnas’ Robin Hood charms in eight languages

Master illustrator and children’s book author Mauri Kunnas’ latest book, Robin Hood will be published this year in eight different languages. The number of translations is exceptionally large. Robin Hood has captivated the Swedish back among... Read more

Finnish Cleantech Cluster is the third most thriving in the world

Finnish Cleantech Sector ranked third in the Top 10 Cleantech Cluster Organizations for 2010 -comparison carried out by Sustainable World Capital, SWC. Finland was the leader among the Nordic Countries, following only Austria and the USA. The... Read more

Metso signed Value Adding Reseller agreement with Controlmatic GmbH

Metso has signed a Value Adding Reseller (VAR) agreement with German Controlmatic GmbH. Controlmatic is an innovative services provider operating in the fields of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), automation, electrical engineering,... Read more