Showing 1-15/49 articles from June 2010

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 research that VTT has carried out on the birth of innovations in the software sector. The research... 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 next five years. The Finnish coordinator for CERN-cooperation is the Helsinki Institute of Physics,... 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 total value of the two contracts is approximately 68 million euro. Summit Naryanganj Power Co. Ltd has... 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 most important cultural building project after the Oslo Opera House. ALA describes its architecture... 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 approximately 9.2 million euro. Pöyry's engineering services comprise the project's execution... 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 capacity to 20 000 pallets, making it one of Norway's most modern warehouses - The aim of the project is... 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 upon the existing potato planters. Väyrynen's improved potato planter is simple in construction,... 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 440 million euro. Caverion operates in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The company... 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 order will be delivered to TISCO’s new iron ore processing plant, which is expected to be completed in... 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 offices will be located in Cairo, Egypt; Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. In addition to offering... 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 efficiency which in turn will result in improved pulp quality and environmental performance. Including this... 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 house, which could have only been built with Finnish knowhow, said the Chairman of the competition jury... 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 about 200 member companies from all over the world. The membership will give KONE a chance to... 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 headquarters are located within the new i-City Business Park in Shah Alam, near Kuala Lumpur. – Our... Read more
Showing 1-15/49 articles from June 2010