Category Archives: Finland

Press Releases & News from Finland distributed via EuropaWire

Pöyry Finland Oy and Skanska Infra Oy sign to construct the new Lahti stretch of the city of Lahti’s southern ring road

VANTAA, Finland, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Finnish Transport Agency and the consortium between Skanska Infra Oy and Pöyry Finland Oy have signed an alliance agreement for a development phase to construct the new Lahti stretch of the city of Lahti’s … Read the full press release

Hiab to deliver 50 loader cranes to Shanghai Longcheng Special Purpose Vehicle Co in China

HELSINKI, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hiab, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 50 loader cranes from Shanghai Longcheng Special Purpose Vehicle Co. The value of the order is  approximately EUR 1 million and it has been booked into … Read the full press release

Neste: We appreciate the US EPA’s commitment to biofuels and continued support to Renewable Fuel Standard program

The US EPA announced its proposal on renewable fuel volume requirements ESPOO, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA finalized the renewable fuel volume requirements for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program on 5 … Read the full press release

Stara’s machines and trucks in Helsinki to use entirely waste and residue based Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduces emissions of Stara’s working machines in Helsinki, Finland  ESPOO, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of Europe’s largest coordinated advanced biofuels project BioSata, Neste provides Helsinki City Construction Services, Stara, with premium-quality, entirely waste and residue based Neste … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to supply engineering and equipment deliveries to Iranian energy companies Baran Niroo Beshel Co. and Tamin Niroo Saam Co.

HELSINKI, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä will supply engineering and equipment deliveries for two baseload power plants to Iranian energy companies Baran Niroo Beshel Co. and Tamin Niroo Saam Co. This is a breakthrough project as Wärtsilä is supplying … Read the full press release

NIB signs loan to finance new, four-lane section of the E18 motorway in Telemark County, Norway

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and the Norwegian toll-road operator Vegfinans E18 Telemark AS have signed a 20-year maturity loan totalling NOK 1 billion (EUR 105 million) for the construction of a new section of the E18 motorway in Telemark County. The loan will … Read the full press release

NIB signs loan to fund Danish bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holdings’ 2017–2018 R&D programme

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nordic Investment Bank and the Danish bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holdings A/S have signed a EUR 50 million loan for the company’s 2017–2018 R&D programme. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S’s research and development programme in 2017–2018 will focus … Read the full press release

CapMan Real Estate sells an office building in Hämeenlinna, Finland to Kiinteistö Oy Hämeenlinnan Kopinkulma

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan RE II fund has sold an office building located at Kasarmikatu 4 in Hämeenlinna to Kiinteistö Oy Hämeenlinnan Kopinkulma. The transaction was completed on June 6, 2017. CapMan RE II fund invested in Kasarmikatu 4 … Read the full press release

CapMan Real Estate sells two office buildings in Helsinki to Areim Fund III

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Real estate funds managed by CapMan have sold two office buildings located at Elimäenkatu 9 and 15 in Vallila, Helsinki, to Areim Fund III. The transaction was completed on June 30, 2017. CapMan Real Estate I … Read the full press release

SSAB joins Women in Tech initiative to increase the number of women in SSAB’s top management

SSAB has joined the Women in Tech network, coordinated by Technology Industries of Finland. STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “The Women in Tech initiative aims at increasing the number of women in the field of technology. Activities in the organization’s network … Read the full press release

Stora Enso shuts down its paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden

HELSINKI, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe. Co-determination negotiations with employees … Read the full press release

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company now owns less than 5% of Stora Enso’s shares

HELSINKI, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso Oyj received on 21 June 2017 a notification under the Chapter 9, Section 10 of the Securities Markets Act, according to which the holdings of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company in Stora Enso’s shares … Read the full press release

Cargotec’s Hiab a nominee in the prestigious 2017 German Brand Award competition

HELSINKI, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hiab, part of Cargotec, has been selected as a nominee in the prestigious 2017 German Brand Award competition. Hiab has entered this year’s competition in the Industry Excellence in Branding category, in the Logistics and … Read the full press release

Guinea Gold Mine To Get A Power Plant Extension from Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä today announced it would supply a power plant extension to AngloGold Ashanti’s gold mine in Siguiri, Guinea. This turnkey project consists of three 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 32TS engines running on heavy fuel oil. … Read the full press release

Triton Fund III company Mehiläinen and Finnish insurance company LocalTapiola start a strategic partnership

HELSINKI, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mehiläinen, a Triton Fund III company, and LocalTapiola, a leading Finnish insurance company, will start a strategic partnership. The aim of the companies is to enable a more streamlined service for shared customers and to develop … Read the full press release

Q&A teleconference with Outotec CEO Markku Teräsvasara on Thursday, June 22, 2017

ESPOO, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Q&A teleconference with CEO Markku Teräsvasara will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM (Finnish time). JOINING THE TELECONFERENCE AND PRESENTING QUESTIONS Dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time using … Read the full press release

Valio Ltd will pay EUR 108,80 dividend per share on share capital registered on 31st December 2016

The Annual General Meeting of Valio Ltd was held in Helsinki on 13th June 2017. The Annual General Meeting confirmed the financial statement and consolidated financial statements of Valio Ltd, and granted discharge from liability to the members of the … Read the full press release

Valio Group 2016: Exports and international operations accounted for 35% of net sales

A series of lean years for Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs and Valio Ltd continued in 2016 but the downward trend has stabilised. Despite the challenges, Valio was able to pay its owners, the dairy farmer entrepreneurs, around 8 cents above … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Director Saila Miettinen-Lähde Resigns

ESPOO, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saila Miettinen-Lähde has today notified Outokumpu that she will resign the company’s Board of Directors. The reason for the resignation is the recent ruling by the district court of Helsinki on Miettinen-Lähde’s former employer Talvivaara’s … Read the full press release

Vaisala and DryKeep partner to enhance the moisture monitoring capabilities of transformer dry-out system

Industrial measurement expert delivers its HUMICAP® MMT162 sensor to boost dry-out system’s ability to monitor transformer moisture levels VANTAA, 08-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has announced it is working alongside DryKeep to enhance … Read the full press release

Pöyry completed its Owner’s Engineer services assignment for B. Grimm Power (WHA)1 in Thailand

Pöyry has recently completed its Owner’s Engineer services assignment for B. Grimm Power (WHA)1, a co-generation power plant project of B. Grimm Power, Thailand’s fastest growing independent power producer. HELSINKI, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — B. Grimm Power (WHA)1 power station … Read the full press release

Satu Härkönen appointed Stora Enso’s Head of Communications for Media Relations and Wood Supply in Finland

Stora Enso has appointed Satu Härkönen as Head of Communications for Media Relations and Wood Supply in Finland.  HELSINKI, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Satu Härkönen has been working for Stora Enso since 1995 in several leadership positions within sales, marketing and … Read the full press release

Skanska to commence housing project in Helsinki

STOCKHOLM, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed an agreement with the Helsinki Housing Production Department ATT to build 189 apartments in Helsinki, Finland. The contract is worth EUR 38M, about SEK 360M, which will be included in the Nordic order … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to install a hybrid system with batteries on board of Eidesvik Offshore’s vessel Viking Princess

HELSINKI, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore to install a hybrid system with batteries on board of its vessel Viking Princess. It will become the first offshore supply vessel in which batteries … Read the full press release

MTG wins exclusive Finnish media rights to the UEFA European 2020 and FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has won the exclusive Finnish media rights to the UEFA European Qualifiers 2020 and the qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup 2022, along with the rights to UEFA’s new European competition, the UEFA … Read the full press release

Outokumpu to provide Forta super duplex stainless steel for prototype vessel made by Swedish Steel Yachts AB

HELSINKI, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu provided Forta super duplex stainless steel for a prototype of an offshore patrol vessel made by Swedish ship maker Swedish Steel Yachts AB (SSY). Outokumpu supplied mirror-polished plates in different dimensions for the vessel, which … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach turns 10 in Finland: 500 VDL buses and coaches sold in Finland since 2007

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 20 April 2017 VDL Bus & Coach Finland Oy celebrated its 10th anniversary. The company has experienced strong growth and development since its founding in 2007. In that time more than 500 VDL … Read the full press release

Lemminkäinen signs EUR 20 million contracts for rebuilding two roads in Norway

HELSINKI, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lemminkäinen and the Norwegian Public Road Administration’s Northern Region have signed an agreement on the rebuilding of the FV6 Hagebyveien road in Harstad, northern Norway. Construction work is due to start in May 2017 and will … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki meta-analysis on zinc acetate and zinc gluconate lozenges efficacies shortening the duration of common colds

HELSINKI, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds according to a meta-analysis published in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine … Read the full press release

Nokia upgraded the long-haul microwave trunk network of Cosmote in Greece

Nokia deploys long-haul 9500 Microwave Packet Radio to increase backhaul capacity and speed as residential and tourist demands grow in remote Greek islands Cosmote will enable high-speed fixed and mobile Internet access in currently underserved rural locations ATHENS, 03-May-2017 — … Read the full press release