Olympic cross country skiers taking off
 Finland is helping Chinese athletes prepare for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Image: International Olympic Committee

The daily brief: 10 October 2019

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Neste, Outotec and Finnish winter sports make headlines.

Rasmus Hetemäki


Neste has opened a global hub for its renewable aviation business in the Netherlands, Finnish winter sports expertise will be showcased in China, and Outotec has won a 10 million-euro order in Norway. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Neste sets up shop in the Netherlands

Neste has opened a new office in Hoofddorp, the greater Amsterdam area, which will serve as a global hub for its renewable aviation business. Neste has already ramped up production to 100 000 tons of renewable jet fuel annually to meet growing demand, and by 2022 it will have the capacity to produce over one million tons a year. Neste has also launched its renewable diesel, produced from 100 per cent renewable raw materials, in the Netherlands, as well as in Estonia. Image: Neste

Finland to promote winter sports expertise in China

Finland will be in the spotlight at the World Winter Sports Expo organised in Beijing between 17 and 20 October. Finnish winter sport athletes, experts, companies and organisations will attend the expo to promote Finnish knowhow in winter sports. China wants to enthuse 300 million people to take up winter sports, as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics in 2022. Finland and China are currently engaged in a winter sports co-operation, which offers a huge market opportunity for Finnish businesses. Several contracts have already been awarded to Finnish companies, and tourism from China to ski resorts in Lahti and Vuokatti, Finland, has been growing exponentially. Image: Business Finland

Outotec wins EUR 10 million order in Norway

Finnish company Outotec has agreed to deliver coated titanium anodes worth approximately 10 million euros to Glencore Nikkelverk’s new tank house for a copper electrowinning plant in Norway. The delivery includes more than 5 000 mixed-metal oxide coated titanium anodes, which have been tested on site for five years and shown to provide both a significant reduction in energy consumption and higher current efficiency compared to traditional lead anodes. Image: Outotec

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