Showing 1-15/60 articles from March 2011

Thu, 31 Mar, 2011:

Finland looking for growth from its cold climate wind power competence

Finland’s goal is to increase its wind power generation capacity by 2020 to 2,500 MW, representing around six percent of the electricity generated in the country. The goal set by the government is a challenging one since, at the end of 2010, Finland produced just 196 MW through wind power.  It is nevertheless expected that construction of wind... Read more

Princess awarded prize in South Africa

Directed by Arto Halonen, the film Princess has been picked for the Grand Prix Award at the Cape Winelands Film Festival in South Africa. The jury reasoned their Grand Prix selection as follows: ”For its powerful, sensitive and cinematic depiction of a world of differences, for the filmmaker's ability to transcend a complex social issue with... Read more

Wed, 30 Mar, 2011:

Wind blows eastwards for Moventas

Wind turbine gear maker Moventas is setting up an Indian subsidiary in Chennai. The move anticipates fast growth in the Asian wind energy market. The subsidiary will initially focus on sales, services and technical support.  It is expected to become operational in late May or June. Olli Välimäki, Senior Vice-President, Service Division,... Read more

TV rights for Steam of Life sold to US

The American programme POV has bought the TV rights for the documentary Steam of Life.  POV will broadcast the film in the USA in August. The film shows Finnish men pouring their hearts out in sauna.  It is unusual for Finnish documentaries to get airtime in the United States but this evocative portrayal of the northern soul has managed where... Read more

Petrobras snaps up Metso’s smart applications

Metso and the Brazilian company Petrobras have signed a comprehensive service agreement covering 11 Petrobras refineries.  The agreement includes the supply of spare parts and maintenance services as well as smart application tools developed by Metso for predictive maintenance planning. With these tools valve operation can be monitored without... Read more

Konecranes wins sizeable US crane order

The Georgia Port Authority in the United States has ordered 20 RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) cranes and four STS (Ship-to-Shore) container cranes from manufacturers Konecranes.  The first RTG cranes will be delivered in 2011 with the STS cranes scheduled for 2013.  The value of the deal has not been published. – This order will bring to Savannah... Read more

Tue, 29 Mar, 2011:

Palace Kämp named best Nordic travel business

Nordic business travellers picked the Finnish Palace Kämp Group as the best travel business in the Nordic region.  The Nordic Light award was announced at the Gothenburg TUR travel show on March 25th. In the Nordic Business Travel Barometer survey, more than 10,000 Nordic decision makers and business travellers gave their views on 120... Read more

New wind farm to open in Tornio

At the site of Outokumpu's steel mill in Röyttä, Tornio, a new wind farm was inaugurated on Monday March 28th. The ‘Puuska’ wind farm project, led by Rajakiiri Oy, is Finland’s largest wind farm to be built at one time.  The aggregate output of the eight wind turbines is 28.8 MW.  In terms of its energy production capacity, the wind farm will... Read more

Mon, 28 Mar, 2011:

Pöyry to refurbish tunnel equipment in Switzerland

The consulting and engineering company Pöyry has won a 4.2 million euro contract for refurbishing tunnel equipment in Switzerland. The contract was made with the Swiss Federal Roads Office and it involves refurbishing the operating and safety equipment. Pöyry's Urban & Mobility business group will be working in collaboration with Erb & Partner... Read more

RAY trials 3D games

The Finnish Slot Machine Association, RAY, will be trialling slot machines featuring three-dimensional effects when 3D NOVA machines are sited at the Sello shopping centre. In the future, 3D Nova players will be able to play familiar games such as Jokeripokeri and Kolmionoppa using 3D glasses. – This project sees a number of familiar games... Read more

Fri, 25 Mar, 2011:

Special cargo vessel to be built in Turku yard

A new design of special cargo vessel is to be built at the STX Finland Turku yard.  The vessel will be delivered to Gaiamare Oy in the spring of 2012.  Intended for carrying demanding cargoes and for oil clearance tasks, the ship will provide employment for some 300 people in the shipyard. – This order is very important for STX Turku.  That it... Read more

Ixonos expands its mobile device design services into China

ICT services company Ixonos is expanding its mobile device design and development services unit, the Device Creation Centre, to Beijing in China. Ixonos describes its Device Creation Centre set up in Jyväskylä, Finland in 2009, as a next-generation mobile device design unit.  It provides device design services such as electronics, mechanics... Read more

Thu, 24 Mar, 2011:

Glaston and Beneq open up the Asian market

The first Beneq-Glaston TFC2000™ line for manufacturing TCO (Transparent Conductive Oxide) coatings on glass for photovoltaics has been sold to Asia.  The deal is worth around 14 million euros. The line delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The companies have not announced which country in Asia the delivery is destined for. –... Read more

Vallila wins deal in Georgia worth millions

Finnish interiors company Vallila Interiors has signed a 3–4 million euro deal with the Sheraton Metechi Palace hotel located in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.  The deal includes managing the hotel’s interior design, acquisitions and implementation, according to the journal Kauppalehti. The interior of the Sheraton Metechi Palace will be in... Read more

Wed, 23 Mar, 2011:

Metso to deliver biomass power plant to Latvia

The Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture MW Power is to deliver a biomass power plant for combined heat and power production to Launkalne in Latvia. The customer is SIA Graanul Invest. The delivery includes a plant automation system supplied by Metso and the value of the deal is around 15 million euros. The biomass power plant will utilise bubbling... Read more
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