Showing 46-60/72 articles from September 2011

Fri, 09 Sep, 2011:

Rauma shipyard lands Norwegian order

STX Finland’s shipyard in Rauma has secured a 300 million euro order from Norway’s Eide Marine Services for the outfitting, completion and delivery of two well intervention vessels  Each vessel is 122 metres long, 45 metres wide and weighs 31,000 tons. They are designed to operate in rough open sea conditions on the Brazilian continental... Read more

Helsinki launches Design Week

Helsinki is gearing up for the 2012 World Design Capital year with Helsinki Design Week. During the ten days of events which start on September 9, Helsinki will be offering a meeting point for designers and design lovers, as well as celebrating the theme of 2012, Open Helsinki - Embedding Design in Life. This year, Helsinki Design Week 2011... Read more

Nokia witnessing rocketing sales in India

Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, is witnessing strong growth in India after the launch of dual-SIM card handsets. Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop is quoted saying in The Economic Times, The Indian Daily, that the launch of these handsets has eaten into the market share of existing competitors. — All our dual SIM launches are doing well... Read more

Fri, 09 Sep, 2011:

Ahlstrom becomes greener by joining the WBCSD

Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, is strengthening its sustainability strategy. The Finnish company has become a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). -    Ahlstrom has a long history as a company and also in social responsibility. Corporate responsibility has been an integral part of... Read more

Sanoma News boosts its digital strategy by promoting start-ups

Sanoma New, the leading newspaper publisher in Finland, is boosting its digital growth strategy by promoting new start-ups. The company has partnered with Aalto University's Start-Up Center with the aim of strengthening the growth of digital media and start-up business activities in Finland. Sanoma News is part of Sanoma Group. In the second... Read more

Free tool detects banking trojans

Finnish security company Fitsec has released a free programme which it says will quickly check your computer for all variants of five major families of malicious software which steal online banking details. Fitsec says DeBank will detect almost all variants of SpyEye, Zeus , Carberp, Gozi and Patcher – five well-known banking trojans. Although... Read more

Thu, 08 Sep, 2011:

Sulake gets a new CEO from Disney's Playdom

Sulake, the Finnish entertainment company known from Habbo Hotel, is getting a new CEO from Disney. Sulake announced on Wednesday that the company’s CEO Timo Soininen will step down as CEO to join the Board of Directors. Soininen led Sulake for 10 years, helping to build Habbo into a leading teen social community. Sulake has named Paul... Read more

Finland rises in competitive study

Finland has jumped from seventh to fourth place in the World Economic Forum’s annual study of global competitiveness — Finland is one of the innovation powerhouses in Europe, the report said. — It also occupies the top position in the higher education and training pillar, the result of a strong focus on education over recent decades. This has... Read more

Wärtsilä supplies power plant to the Dominican Republic

Wärtsilä has been awarded a 155 million euro contract to supply a gas-fired power plant to the Dominican Republic. The new power plant will provide electricity for a gold mine.  The contract was signed with Barrick Gold of North America, a subsidiary of Canada-based Barrick Gold Corporation. The power plant will serve and supply electricity... Read more

Wed, 07 Sep, 2011:

Outotec wins a new contract from Chilean Codelco

Outotec has won another contract with Chilean Codelco which is the leading copper producer in the world. Outotec will design and deliver concentrator technology to Codelco's new Mina Ministro Hales mine in northern Chile. The contract value is approximately EUR 24 million.   - This additional contract demonstrates our ability to offer and... Read more

Green Mill Index helps to analyse environmental impact of mills

The new index developed by Finnish Pöyry will help companies to analyse how environmentally friendly and sustainable their pulp and paper mills are. Pöyry has released a Green Mill Index which represents the relations of different indicators and overall environmental performance of a mill. —In many companies sustainability is connected to the... Read more

Wed, 07 Sep, 2011:

Atos builds green data centre in Helsinki

International IT company Atos says it is building the world’s most eco-efficient data centre in Helsinki reports the European Union’s Economic Development & Investment magazine, Invest in EU. Situated in the Suvilahti district of Helsinki, the Tier Three class data centre will use sea water for cooling. The heat produced by the new datacentre... Read more

The Finnish government will start a national climate panel

The Finnish government is planning to start a national climate panel which is modelled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IPCC, is a scientific body and the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological... Read more

Finnish designer picked for Apple team

Designer Mikael Silvanto has been picked to join Apple’s design team in the USA, according to the webpages of Kauppalehti. The design team comprises 15 people yet does not have a specific leader; everyone does everything. — This is my dream job. An impossible mathematical equation just became possible, Silvanto commented on his new job to... Read more

Tue, 06 Sep, 2011:

Samsung selects Finnish universities for research funding

Aalto University and Tampere University of Technology have been selected for research funding by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology Global Research Outreach Programme (SAIT GRO). SAIT GRO is a highly competitive programme open to the world’s leading universities. A total of 33 projects were selected for funding globally and only nine... Read more
Showing 46-60/72 articles from September 2011