Showing 1-15/52 articles from August 2010

Tue, 31 Aug, 2010:

Wärtsilä supplies a floating power plant to the Dominican Republic

Wärtsilä will supply a 106 megawatt floating, barge-mounted power plant to the capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo. The power plant is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2011.   The plant will supply energy to the national grid and it runs on natural gas. The scope of supply includes six Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines with... Read more

New biobank project takes a step forward in Finland

Finnish law on biobanks is moving forward. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is now waiting for other Finnish ministries to come onboard with funding for the project. The aim is to have the law in place by the beginning of 2011. The biobank is intended to act as a centralized store for medical samples for use by researchers. At present... Read more

Mon, 30 Aug, 2010:

Finnish expedition conquers Mont Blanc by sauna

The very first sauna on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, was pitched in 4,810 metres on August 21st, when a Finnish expedition took a sauna bath on top of the mountain. The weather was favourable early in the morning when Kari Härkönen, Tuomas Poikela and Sami Vähänen began their ascent of the mountain. The expedition had... Read more

Online store Fruugo merges with British DTL

Finnish online store Fruugo Ltd. and the British Directory Technologies Limited (DTL) will merge. The online store operating in multiple countries will continue its business under the name Fruugo.   According to the agreement signed by the two companies, Fruugo will purchase DTL with its own shares and raise long-term financing through a share... Read more

Fri, 27 Aug, 2010:

Obelux introduces the world’s most powerful LED light

The Finnish aviation obstacle light producer Obelux Ltd has developed the most powerful High Intensity (HI) flashing white LED light of all time. The world’s first high intensity LED, delivering outstanding 600 000 candelas, has been designed to replace old Xenon technology on over 150 meter tall buildings and masts. Thanks to the... Read more

Thai-Finnish Wellness Centre opens in Bangkok

The first Thai-Finnish Wellness Centre has been opened in Bangkok, Thailand. – The newly opened centre is fully equipped with the latest Finnish wellness technology. Finnish companies involved in the first stage of the project have been HUR Oy, a company specialized in smart-card controlled training devices, Corusfit Oy, the developer of... Read more

Thu, 26 Aug, 2010:

Kill Arman in 104 countries worldwide

Kill Arman –martial arts travel show has been sold to over hundred countries. The reality television series follows the Iranian-born Finnish tailor Arman Alizad’s confrontations with masters of different martial arts. The tailor has four months to prepare himself for combating ten masters of different martial arts in ten different countries... Read more

Nokia and Intel open a research centre in Oulu

Nokia and the world’s largest microprocessor manufacturer Intel have established a new, collaboratively owned and run laboratory at the Centre for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu in Finland. The laboratory focuses on developing new mobile user interfaces and improving their user experience. One of the research projects is 3D... Read more

Palmroth equips AirBaltic with top quality footwear

The Latvian air company AirBaltic has ordered footwear for its flight personnel from theFinnish shoe manufacturer Pertti Palmroth. The shoes will be manufactured at Palmroth’s shoe factories in Tampere and Virrat.   AirBaltic has ordered two types of leather boots. The first order will be delivered in August, and the subsequent order, which in... Read more

Wed, 25 Aug, 2010:

Iptunes receives 1.3 million euro funding

Iptune Oy, a pioneer in mobile service management solutions, has secured a 1.3 million euro investment from a Finnish technology investor, Inventure Oy. The investment is intended to support Iptune’s international growth.   Iptune specialises in software solutions for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting IP-based data services in mobile... Read more

Finnish beauty queen is Mrs Universe 2010

Finnish beauty queen Jennika Hannusaari is the new Mrs Universe. Married women from 22 different countries took part in the competition, which was held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The news was delivered by Iltalehti magazine. - This feels unbelievable. I am only starting to understand that this is actually real, Hannusaari shares her feelings in an... Read more

Metso delivers a kraft pulp mill to China

Metso will supply a greenfield kraft pulp mill to the Japanese Oji Paper Co. Ltd. The mill will be built in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, in the southern part of China. Metso’s delivery covers all main process equipment for the new mill, with a total value of 100-150 million euro depending on the scope of delivery. Metso will not disclose... Read more

Tue, 24 Aug, 2010:

Finnish technology excites in the United States

The American Rdio music service utilizes the user interface of the Finnish website and music service Hitlantis. Hitlantis is a popular channel for bands that have not yet signed a record deal. – Rdio’s decision to borrow our idea is an excellent merit for us and at the same time an acknowledgement to Finnish know-how. We are glad that the... Read more

Mendor launches new all-in-one blood glucose monitor

Finnish Mendor is about to launch a new all-in-one blood glucose monitor. Mendor Discreet meter which will be officially launched in the end of September is the world’s first “all-in-one meter”. The device contains all the necessary components: meter, strips and lancing device in an integrated, all-in-one device without the need for a separate... Read more

Finland is the world’s hottest chili champion

The Finnish city of Tampere witnessed an eating world championship contest of the world’s hottest chili Naga Morichi on August 21st. The winner of the competition was Finnish Ari Hirvonen who consumed outstanding 82,02 grams of the chili, breaking the previous record by 32 grams. A total of 20 contenders took part in the competition.   The... Read more
Showing 1-15/52 articles from August 2010