Showing 1-15/64 articles from May 2012

Thu, 31 May, 2012:

Linda Bergroth and OK Do win Young Designer of the Year 2012

Design Forum Finland's Young Designer of the Year Prize of 2012 has gone to Linda Bergroth and the arts/design collective OK Do with Anni Puolakka and Jenna Sutela.The Young Designer of the Year Prize was instituted in 2000 and has been awarded for the eleventh time. On World Design Capital year 2012 the prize jury wanted to award both... Read more

China’s ZTE launches smartphones with Rightware’s technology

World’s fourth largest handset maker, Chinese ZTE, has launched new Android 4.0  smartphones with technology provided by Finnish Rightware. Rightware and ZTE have entered in partnership where by ZTE licences Rightwares Kanzi UI solution to their new range of Android smartphones. Kanzi UI enables phones with innovative, highly differentiated... Read more

UPM shortlisted for ethical innovation

UPM has been shortlisted for the Ethical Corporation awards in the category of the Most Innovative Company. The awards will be presented in London on June 25. The winner of the Most Innovative Company award has to demonstrate how the company has used sustainability thinking to fuel innovation in its business.  The company also has to show how... Read more

Wed, 30 May, 2012:

YIT to build several new blocks of flats in Moscow

The construction company YIT is currently building six apartment blocks in Moscow. Upon completion in the near future, the blocks will house a total of some 1 500 flats. Three of the buildings are being built in Shchelkovo, and a 17-storey apartment block with 416 flats is being built in the residential area of Finskij. YIT is also building... Read more

Moventas lands major offshore deal

Moventas has landed an 80 million euro deal to supply Areva with gear units for its 5MW offshore turbines. The Finnish gear manufacturer has already supplied two 5MW medium-speed offshore wind gears to the French energy group’s M500 wind turbines. The gearing system – which is beginning a year-long testing programme as part of Areva’s machine... Read more

Tue, 29 May, 2012:

Game development centre to open in Lappeenranta

The idea behind the operating environment is that enterprising game enthusiasts need not purchase their own equipment and programs, but can instead cultivate their ideas at a game development centre. The centre allows game developers to test out the performance and usability of their products, for example, and to build demo versions of their... Read more

Planmed’s scanner for extreme fractures is a gold winner

The Planmed’s scanner Planmed Verity has been awarded Gold Winner at the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards. The scanner was also nominated “Best in Show”. Established in 1998, the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) is the medical device industry's premier design awards competition and the only awards program that exclusively... Read more

Pöyry helps Eastern Africa in geothermal hunt

Pöyry's Energy business group has won a consulting contract for the establishment and operation of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) for Eastern Africa. The four-year contract by the African Union Commission (AUC) in cooperation with the KfW Development Bank is worth 3.5 million euros.   GRMF identifies and develops geothermal... Read more

Mon, 28 May, 2012:

S Group and take gold in the US

S Group and’s e-commerce service won the gold medal in the US-based Retail TouchPoints’ Channel Innovation Awards. The annual award was granted in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, for the second time. The Platinum award was given to the UK retailer Republic. The shopping and food recommendation service created by the S Group and... Read more

Kone supplies elevators and escalators for Finland's largest infrastructure project

Kone is delivering elevators and escalators to the West Metro project which is the Finland’s largest ongoing infrastructure project. Helsinki is extending its current metro line 14 kilometres to the west of the terminus station to Espoo. Each station is handling between 10,000 and 30,000 passengers daily. — The objective of the West Metro... Read more

Cruise ship visitors flock to Helsinki

The Port of Helsinki expects a record number of foreign tourists to dock this year. About 400,000 people are booked to visit the Finnish capital on 285 cruise vessels between now and October. This represents an increase of about 15,000 visitors compared to the previous record set last year.   Most of the passengers will be coming from the... Read more

Fri, 25 May, 2012:

Finnish environmental activist wins prestigious award

Field biologist and environmental activist Olli Manninen is the recipient of this year’s Nature and Environment Prize given by the Nordic Council. Manninen was awarded for his work to preserve Nordic forests and for getting grassroots-level actors to commit to environmental work. The activist has worked for virtually every Nordic environmental... Read more

Science journals cite Helsinki University

The number of citations in scientific journals to research done at the University of Helsinki far exceeds the international average. A recent survey also indicates that research results from the university appear in high standard publications. The analyses were part of an evaluation covering almost 5,900 researchers who worked in the... Read more

Outotec to deliver technology to Grupo México

Outotec is delivering technology for Grupo México's Buenavista del Cobre plant, in northern México. The contract value is about EUR 22 million. The start-up of the plant is scheduled in the early 2014, and the new plant will have an annual production capacity of 113,000 tonnes of cathode copper. It will be the largest SX plant in the world,... Read more

Thu, 24 May, 2012:

Ruukki wins EUR 11 million steel frame order in Estonia

Rautaruukki has signed a contract worth around EUR 11 million with Alstom Power on the delivery of a steel frame for the construction of a power plant in Narva, Estonia. In the first phase of the project, Alstom will deliver a 300 MW circulating fluidised bed boiler and Ruukki will supply the steel frame structures for the boiler. Delivery of... Read more
Showing 1-15/64 articles from May 2012