Category Archives: Finland

Press Releases & News from Finland distributed via EuropaWire

New record production capacity at ANDRITZ pulp drying plant installed at UPM’s Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland

The ANDRITZ pulp drying plant installed at UPM’s Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland, achieved a new record production capacity of 2,452 tons per day on May 31, 2018. GRAZ, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In terms of specific drying capacity, this … Read the full press release

YIT selected for the renovation of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki

HELSINKI, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has signed an alliance contract for the renovation of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki. The current phase of the project consists of making a project plan. The project customer is the University … Read the full press release

Tuomas Välimäki, DSc (Econ.) appointed as member of the Board of the Bank of Finland

HELSINKI, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parliamentary Supervisory Council has appointed Tuomas Välimäki, DSc (Econ.), as member of the Board of the Bank of Finland. The appointment is for a five-year term and commences on 12 July 2018. In addition to … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä announces departure of Mr Javier Cavada Camino, President of Energy Solutions

HELSINKI, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr Javier Cavada Camino, President of Energy Solutions, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management will leave Wärtsilä to become President & CEO of the London-based energy storage company Highview Power on 30 … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group partner to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries

Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group have signed a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilize second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries towards the growing energy storage market. The … Read the full press release

Fortum takes part in the first electric airplane project in Finland

ESPOO, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum is participating in the Helsinki Electric Airplane Association’s project that is testing an electrically-powered airplane. The first serial produced electric airplane purchased in Finland, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, is scheduled to take its maiden flight … Read the full press release

Kalmar to supply two rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals

HEKLSINKI, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to supply two Kalmar rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes with remote control and extensive customisation. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 … Read the full press release

YIT and Are team up to construct the Soukka station on the West Metro line in Espoo, Finland

HELSINKI, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A consortium formed by YIT and Are and Länsimetro Oy have signed an agreement on the construction of the Soukka station on the West Metro line in Espoo, Finland. The value of the contract is … Read the full press release

YIT promotes living comfort for Kivistö in Vantaa residents with Liiteri sharing economy services

The Liiteri container offers residents high-quality home supplies and electric and cleaning tools for rentas an alternative to owning them. HELSINKI, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has decided to promote the living comfort of the Kivistö area in Vantaa by … Read the full press release

Pöyry Environment President Mari Puoskari to leave the company; Kaisa Vähänen appointed acting director of the Environment Business Unit

VANTAA, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mari Puoskari, President of Pöyry Environment, has left Pöyry and is moving to new challenges outside the company. She joined Pöyry in February 2017. “I want to thank Mari for her active and energetic take on … Read the full press release

Pöyry and Ekonerg won ContourGlobal‘s owner’s engineer services assignment for the Kosova e Re 500 MW coal-fired power plant project in Kosovo

Vantaa, Finland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following an international competitive process, ContourGlobal has awarded Pöyry and Ekonerg, its Joint Venture Partner for this assignment, with an owner’s engineer services assignment for the Kosova e Re 500 MW coal-fired power plant project. Kosovo’s … Read the full press release

INTER RAO Export LLC awards Pöyry with the assignment for technical audit services provision for the project of the construction of four power units in Cuba

Vantaa, Finland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INTER RAO Export LLC, a leading Russian energy company acting as an EPCM Contractor in a number of large international projects, has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for technical audit services provision for the project of … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to ensure Norwegian Wilhelmsen Ship Management vessels are fully MARPOL compliant

HELSINKI, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a Wilhelmsen group company, have signed a 5-year agreement covering the maintenance of exhaust gas cleaning systems installed in three vessels managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management. The … Read the full press release

EQT Credit supports Keensight Capital and ERES’ investment in Biovian

STOCKHOLM, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EQT Credit, through its Mid-Market investment strategy, is pleased to announce that it has provided the financing to support Keensight Capital and ERES’ (the “Shareholders”) investment in Biovian (or the “Company”), a leading European player in … Read the full press release

Valio’s principal scientist Päivi Myllärinen awarded by the Finnish Parliament for her pioneering research and development of dairy technology

Päivi Myllärinen, Valio’s principal scientist and Doctor of Food Sciences, has received a significant innovation award for women from the Finnish Parliament. Myllärinen received the award for her pioneering research and development of dairy technology. By combining nature’s own biological … Read the full press release

YIT to start construction on the second stage of Hollister Incorporated’s medical device factory in Kaunas, Lithuania

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has signed a contract with Hollister Incorporated, a US-based medical products manufacturing company, to construct the second stage of a medical device factory in Kaunas, Lithuania. The value of the deal for YIT is approximately EUR 25 million … Read the full press release

Kalmar to deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway

HELSINKI, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation acquires remaining 25% of Transtech; becomes the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland

The Škoda Transportation Group became the 100% owner of the only Scandinavian manufacturer of rolling stock in Finland, the Transtech company. The majority stake in Transtech was purchased by Škoda in August 2015. The agreement to buy the remaining 25 … Read the full press release

Pöyry provides engineering and technical consulting services to Assuruá Energia Solar power plant in Brazil

Vantaa, Finland, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Assuruá Energia Solar PV power plant started to generate energy in the first quarter of 2018. Located in the city of Itaguaçu da Bahia (Bahia), the plant has an installed capacity of 30 Mwac. Pöyry … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

Infront: iLOQ and the Champions Hockey League announce new partnership

New agreement with Pan European ice hockey competition has digital activation at heart ZUG, Switzerland, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — iLOQ, the rapidly growing leader in digital access management, and the Champions Hockey League (CHL) have announced a new four-year partnership to help … Read the full press release

Fortum to establish joint venture with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Chempolis for building and operating a biorefinery in Assam, India

ESPOO, 07-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum takes a step forward in its Bio2x programme by establishing a joint venture together with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Chempolis for building and operating a biorefinery in Assam, India. Fortum will invest to the … Read the full press release

Pittsburg Unified School District of Contra Costa County, Calif. to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel for some of its vehicles

ESPOO, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD), a public school district based in Contra Costa County, California, has switched some of its vehicles from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. Neste MY Renewable Diesel … Read the full press release

Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability ranked Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumers rank Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland. The dairy and food company received the recognition for the fifth consecutive year in the Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability. Issues of particular importance to … Read the full press release

Valio presents its new lactose free product portfolio and Valio PROfeel® protein snacks at Alimentaria

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio has over 110 years of experience in dairy innovations and is a true pioneer in lactose free products. Today, Valio is bringing selected products from its globally largest lactose free –sin lactosa–  portfolio to the Spanish … Read the full press release

Pöyry Deutschland becomes member of the German Chapter of the international organisation buildingSMART

Vantaa, Finland, 27-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Commencing on 1 March, Pöyry Deutschland became a member of the German Chapter of the international organisation buildingSMART. With this membership, it allows Pöyry Deutschland to be even more effective in this community and in taking … Read the full press release

Lineo™ by Stora Enso awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018

HELSINKI, 27-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lineo™ by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018. Shortlisted alongside products from Clean Plus Inc. and … Read the full press release

Neste starts the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam

ESPOO, 21-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste has started up the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first cargo of renewable propane has been delivered to SHV Energy, who will market and sell the product … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to acquire Transas, global market leader in marine navigation solutions

HELSINKI, 20-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä is to acquire Transas, a global company headquartered in the U.K. The move will speed Wärtsilä along its path towards its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision. Established in 1990, Transas is a global market leader … Read the full press release

Nokia will provide cloud computing and IT service platforms with open API to allow Saudi Arabia’s engineers to create new products for the domestic market

Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia will work together to provide opportunities for the country’s youth to innovate and develop applications and services for the domestic market MoU to enable promising Saudi talents in the areas of cloud and edge computing … Read the full press release