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Wed, 30 Jun, 2010:

VTT brings a new innovation tool to the software market

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a body of knowledge for software companies. The purpose of the Software Innovation Body of Knowledge, or SinnoBoK is to speed up the emergence of new business models. SinnoBoK is based on... Read more

Finnish companies take part in a major science project

Five Finnish companies take part in developing technology for a future particle collider. The new collider is being designed at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN. The decision about the collider's building will be made in the... Read more

Tue, 29 Jun, 2010:

Wärtsilä alleviates Bangladesh’s energy crisis

Wärtsilä, a global supplier of decentralised power plant solutions, has received equipment orders for two new power plants in Bangladesh. These two new power plants will add significant generating capacity to the country's national grid. The... Read more

Finnish architecture mesmerizes in Norway

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, designed by the Helsinki-based architecture firm ALA has reached its ridge height in the City of Kristiansand, Norway. The building, which is expected to be completed in a year's time, is considered to be Norway's... Read more

Mon, 28 Jun, 2010:

Pöyry engineers a pumped storage plant project in Austria

Pöyry has been awarded contracts by VERBUND-Austria Hydro Power AG both for the provision of engineering services and for site supervision during the construction period of Reißeck II pumped storage plant. The total value of the two contracts is... Read more

Protacon receives a major order from Coca-Cola Norway

Finnish technical engineering and services company Protacon has signed a contract with Coca-Cola Drikker AS for the delivery of high-tech warehouse automation and electric systems to Norway. The investment will double Lørenskog's warehouse... Read more

A Finnish centenarian obtains a patent

The National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR) has granted a patent to Eemeli Väyrynen, a centenarian from Keminmaa, Northern Finland. Väyrynen is the oldest person in Finland to obtain a patent. His invention is an improvement... Read more

Fri, 25 Jun, 2010:

Thu, 24 Jun, 2010:

YIT acquires Central European building system service provider Caverion

Finnish YIT Group acquires the Central European building system service provider Caverion for 73 million euro. Specialist in services related to technical building systems and their maintenance and operation, Caverion Gmbh’s turnover in 2009 was... Read more

Metso to supply 30 million euro worth of mining equipment to China

Metso will supply mining equipment to TISCO’s iron ore processing plant in Lan county Shanxi Province in China. The 30 million euro order comprises three semi-autogenous mills (SAGs) as well as related start-up and commissioning services. The... Read more

Finpro opens three new offices in Africa

Finnish foreign trade association Finpro will open three new project offices in Africa in 2010. The goal is to ascertain business potential in Africa from the viewpoint of Finnish companies, as well as networking with local operators. The new... Read more

Wed, 23 Jun, 2010:

Metso’s technology helps Canadian West Fraser to lower greenhouse gas emissions

Metso will supply a DiConn pressure diffuser for West Fraser's Hinton pulp mill in Alberta, Canada. The new system is scheduled to start up in autumn 2011. The new pressure diffuser will help Hinton Pulp mill to improve its mass washing... Read more

Aalto University’s Luukku house won the first tournament of Solar Decathlon Europe 2010

The Aalto University team won the first tournament of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 in Spain. The first tournament of the decathlon of energy efficient building was held on June 20th. – This is an exceptionally high-quality timber house. A... Read more

Tue, 22 Jun, 2010:

KONE joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

KONE, one of the leading companies in the elevator and escalator industry, has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The council is a global association focusing on business and sustainable development, with... Read more

Halton expands in Asia

Finnish specialist in indoor environment solutions, Halton Group will expand in Asia. In addition to the recently opened headquarters in Malaysia, the company has also established a sales office in South Korea. Halton Group’s new Asian... Read more

Cargotec signs 20 million euro load handling solution orders to China

Cargotec has received new orders worth approximately 20 million euro for the delivery of MacGregor bulk handling cranes and hatch covers. The equipment for the first order will be delivered for seventeen 37 000 dwt bulk carriers. The vessels... Read more

Mon, 21 Jun, 2010:

Finland in the spotlight on the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

According to the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE there is a tight competition between countries seeking to be in the spotlight at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Each country can only be chosen once. Finland has been propelling the project already for... Read more

Tieto invests on the Russian market

Finnish IT service company Tieto continues growing in Russia. The company has announced that it will deliver data centre services to Moscow, and establish a Centre of Excellence for Oil and Gas in the country. The Energy Components Center of... Read more

New laser sensing technique optimizes Baltic Sea research

New, fast and effective imaging technique that may revolutionise for instance research of the Baltic Sea has been developed. The method, which was developed as part of the ULTRA project led by by Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services, is based... Read more

Fri, 18 Jun, 2010:

Limowa signs a logistics partnership network agreement in Sverdlovski, Russia

Finnish logistics cluster’s partnership network Limowa has agreed on extensive cooperation with logistics-related development projects in the Sverdlovski region of Russia. The partnership protocol was signed together with the Russian Ural... Read more

Thu, 17 Jun, 2010:

Outokumpu steel reinforces the structure of a Thai temple

A Buddhist temple being built in the Chounbri province of Thailand will lay its concrete foundation with lean duplex reinforcement bars manufactured by the Finnish stainless steel company Outokumpu. The aim of the developers is to build a temple... Read more

The World Bank welcomed Wärtsilä to advance natural gas utilization

The World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR) partnership has welcomed Wärtsilä as the first associated partner to join the global effort to reduce the flaring or burning of natural gases associated with oil production. The aim is to... Read more

Wed, 16 Jun, 2010:

Finnish film wins in New York

Finnish film 'On Thin Ice' (Kukkulan kuningas) has won an award for the Best Screenplay at the Brooklyn International Film Festival in New York. The festival took place from June 4-13th. Directed by Alli Haapasalo, On Thin Ice is a story of two... Read more

Pöyry acquires Hungarian nuclear power engineering company ETV

Pöyry has acquired Hungary's largest privately owned power sector consulting and engineering company ETV-Eröterv. ETV's product range comprises nuclear and conventional power plant engineering, services for radioactive waste related projects as... Read more

Tue, 15 Jun, 2010:

Mari Kiviniemi – Finland’s new Prime Minister

Minister of Public Administration and Local Government Mari Kiviniemi has been elected as the chairwoman of Finland's biggest political party, the Centre party of Finland. Practically speaking, the election means that from this week until the... Read more

New European Batteries factory opened in Varkaus

European Batteries Oy's 10 000 square metre factory in the town of Varkaus has been inaugurated. The factory is the first independent large battery system production facility in Europe. According to the company the 40-million-euro Varkaus... Read more

Mon, 14 Jun, 2010:

Outokumpu invests over half a billion on ferrochrome and quarto plate production

Outokumpu will double its ferrochrome production capacity, and increase its production readiness for stainless steel quarto plates. The combined value of the investments made in the Ferrochrome Work in Tornio in Finland and in Degerfors in... Read more

Wärtsilä tests environmentally friendly fuel cell technology

Wärtsilä has installed a WFC20 fuel cell unit onboard a car carrier named Undine, which is managed by Wallenius Marine. The power unit is unique due to its SOFC-technology, which provides auxiliary power to the vessel while producing close to... Read more

Fri, 11 Jun, 2010:

Moventas delivers a power transmission solution to the USA

Finland-based power transmission provider for wind turbines, renewable energy and other industries, Moventas, has signed a contract for the delivery of a mechanical power transmission solution to a large pulp drying machine in North Carolina,... Read more

Eco Urban Living turns Espoo into an eco-conscious city

The City of Espoo, Valmet Automotive, Fortum and Nokia have launched a new Eco Urban Living initiative, which promotes the use of electric cars. The aim of the initiative is to advance technology development and create an eco-conscious living... Read more

Thu, 10 Jun, 2010:

Fortum develops a wind power park in Kalajoki

Finnish energy company Fortum is developing a wind power project in the Western Finnish municipality of Kalajoki. According to the preliminary plan the area will accommodate 30-50 two to six megawatt wind power plants. The plant’s annual energy... Read more

Epuuk brings comic strips to cell phones

Finnish specialist in digital distribution systems Epuuk has published a comic strip service, which works on cell phones and internet browsers. The service carries the company’s name. Now for the first time comic strips can also be read with... Read more

The world’s largest technology prize was awarded to Professor Michael Grätzel

The Winner of the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize is Professor Michael Grätzel from Switzerland for his third generation, low cost, dye-sensitized solar cells. President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen handed the EUR 800,000 Grand... Read more

Wed, 09 Jun, 2010:

Lemminkäinen constructs 200 apartments in St. Petersburg

Finnish construction expert Lemminkäinen has acquired a residential development currently under construction in Ozerki, a district in the north of St Petersburg. The site will comprise some 200 apartments with a combined floor area of 15,000... Read more

Finnair makes a comeback at Bromma

Finnair will open a new, fast connection from Helsinki to Stockholm. Instead of Arlanda Airport, this August passengers can also opt for Bromma, situated close to downtown Stockholm and the Kista business area, where many international companies... Read more

Tue, 08 Jun, 2010:

Picosun’s turnover up to 51 per cent

Picosun Oy, a Finnish Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) manufacturer, announced today having achieved its fourth consecutive profitable fiscal year from May 2009 to April 2010. – Picosun's preliminary results show that our turnover has increased by... Read more

Saimaa Holiday is the Aquatic Tourism destination of 2010

Saimaa Holiday, located in the scenic area of Rantasalmi, Savonlinna and Linnansaari and Kolovesi National Parks, has been selected as the rising Aquatic Tourism destination in EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence competition 2010.   A... Read more

VTT and Invest in Finland support expertise in printed intelligence

Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT and Invest in Finland have joined forces to speed up and support the wider commercial adoption of the printed intelligence technology, and to enhance the value of Finnish expertise. The objective is to... Read more

Mon, 07 Jun, 2010:

Finnish expertise contributes to global fusion energy research

Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT and Tampere University of Technology take part in the global ITER-project, which has been claimed to be the world’s most challenging energy project. In addition to the EU, Japan, USA, Russia, China, India... Read more

Wärtsilä modernizes a power plant in Ecuador

Wärtsilä, a leading provider of flexible decentralised power generation solutions, has been awarded a contract for converting Eden Yuturi - Block 15 power plant in Ecuador from crude oil to associated gas fuelled operation. The aim of the... Read more

Fri, 04 Jun, 2010:

Cargotec delivers subsea load and module handling systems for Hallin Marine

Finnish specialist in cargo handling solutions, Cargotec will deliver MacGregor subsea load and module handling systems for Hallin Marine Subsea International PLC’s semi-submersible offshore vessel. The value of the contract is 20 million euro.... Read more

Metso delivers pulp mill technology to Siberia

Metso will supply the main technology for Ilim Group’s new kraft pulp mill, to be built in Bratsk, Irkutsk Oblast region, Russia. The value of the order is approximately 180 million euro. Metso’s delivery covers a complete fiber line comprising... Read more

Thu, 03 Jun, 2010:

KONE acquires Reliant Elevator Company in Oregon

KONE has acquired Reliant Elevator Company, the largest independent elevator service company in the State of Oregon, USA. Reliant Elevator Company focuses on elevator maintenance, repairs and modernization. The company has 1,400 elevators in its... Read more

SongHi invites everyone to make music

Finnish SongHi music making game has been launched. The game, which aims at wide international success, has been predicted to gain success alongside the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The players are challenged to create their own Cup songs.   In SongHi,... Read more

Wed, 02 Jun, 2010:

Ekovilla launches new energy saving thermal insulation board

Finnish specialist in thermal insulation Ekovilla Oy will launch a new type of wood fibre thermal insulation board. The product is a new kind of timber product, which also saves energy. According to the company the thermal insulation board is a... Read more

Three World Cup stadiums modeled using Tekla Structures

Three out of the ten South African World Cup 2010 stadiums have been modeled using the Finnish Tekla Structures software. The World Cup will take place between June 11th and July 11th.   Two of the brand new stadiums were built with Tekla... Read more

Tue, 01 Jun, 2010:

Smart industry – Finland’s new growth booster

Technology industry wants the smart industry to form a new source of growth for Finland. The competitiveness of existing sectors must be ensured, but at the same time the foundations for new growth must be laid. The smart industry with its... Read more

A new Finnish-Russian oil spill combat icebreaker protects the Baltic Sea

The Finnish companies STX Finland Oy, Aker Arctic Technology Oy, Southeast Trading Oy (SET Group), and the Russian OAO Sovcomflot and FSUE Rosmorport have signed a cooperation agreement, with the purpose of developing and building a new type of... Read more

Fortum, Skanska and ABB develop smart urban living

Fortum, Skanska and ABB have developed a new urban living concept, which supports the comprehensive delivery of brand new Smart Grid solutions to consumers. Pilot project in Mäkkylä, Espoo focuses on apartment building living. – The new... Read more