November 19, 2019
The daily brief: 19 November 2019
Remedy's new game Control levitates towards critical acclaim internationally.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Neste, Etteplan, Wärtsilä and Remedy make headlines.
Neste secures its renewable raw material supply in Australia, Etteplan makes its fifth acquisition this year, Wärtsilä partners on smart marine solutions, and Remedy’s Control takes home a Golden Joystick Award.
Finnish company Neste has opened an office in the Australian city of Melbourne to strengthen the waste and residue raw material supply for its renewable products, including renewable diesel, aviation fuel, polymers and chemicals. The move will enable Neste to better collaborate with local partners in Australia and New Zealand. Neste’s current production capacity for renewable products is close to three millions tonnes annually, with a major investment in its Singapore facility set to increase it to 4.5 million tonnes in 2022.
Finnish engineering services company Etteplan has acquired Dutch company Triview Technical Communication, which specialises in technical documentation. The company is situated in the city of Soesterberg and has some 30 employees. The acquisition is already Etteplan’s fifth this year and further strengthens its position in the Netherlands, where it first entered through another acquisition in 2012. Its workforce in the Netherlands now includes almost 120 technical documentation experts.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine have initiated a collaboration to co-create smart and clean technologies for the marine sector. The two companies signed a letter of intent during the first anniversary celebrations of Wärtsilä’s maritime innovation centre in Singapore. Wärtsilä and PSA Marine have previously co-operated on a project to develop an autonomous harbour tug, the first of which is now in use in Singapore’s demanding harbour environment.
Finnish game studio Remedy’s Control has won the Critics’ Choice Award at the 37th Golden Joystick Awards in London, the UK. The game takes place in a secretive agency in New York that has been invaded by an otherwordly threat, with protagonist Jesse Faden resorting to supernatural abilities to try and regain control. The Golden Joystick Awards is one of the oldest award ceremonies in the industry and this year consisted of 22 categories. The best game, as voted online by the gaming public, was Capcom’s Resident Evil 2.
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