Category Archives: Finland

Press Releases & News from Finland distributed via EuropaWire

Bus passengers in Finland will have a chance to reduce the carbon footprint of their bus trips with new Green Travel service

ESPOO, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bus operator Savonlinja is partnering with Neste to introduce lower-emission traveling solution to its customers. Starting from mid-May 2019, the bus service will include a Green Travel surcharge on the normal bus ticket price, which … Read the full press release

CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund adds Cavonius building in Helsinki to its City Pearls portfolio

HELSINKI, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund acquires an office and retail property located at Pohjoisesplanadi 21, Helsinki. The Cavonius building is already the fund’s third acquisition to its City Pearls portfolio investing in prime and … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuelled engine selected for China’s first LNG fuelled platform supply vessels

HELSINKI, 13-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä wins contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new LNG fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV) for a Chinese owner. This is the first fleet of LNG fuelled PSVs for China. The order with … Read the full press release

Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel recognised for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions

ESPOO, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel has won an award for its contribution in reducing black carbon emissions. The competition has five categories, and Neste won in the category for solutions reducing black carbon emissions. It … Read the full press release

Valio and Gasum partnership will recycle farm manure into biogas to reduce milk’s carbon footprint 

Milk’s carbon footprint could be reduced by up to 50 percent Potential reduction of the usage of fossil fuels as well as methane emissions HELSINKI, 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Food producer Valio and energy company Gasum have just announced they … Read the full press release

UK based Ships Electronic Services Ltd joins Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä acquires UK based Ships Electronic Services Ltd (“SES”), a company specializing in navigation and communication electronics, installation, maintenance and repair services, mainly for commercial and leisure vessels. The acquisition strengthens Wärtsilä’s service offering in … Read the full press release

NIB to finance the construction of new energy-efficient school and sports facility in Laholm, Sweden

HELSINKI, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB signs 25-year loan facility of SEK 140 million (EUR 13.2 million) to finance the construction of a new primary school building and a sports facility in Glänninge with property developer Kommunfastigheter i Laholm AB. … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö tackles emerging initiatives to phase out single-use plastic straws

HELSINKI, 25-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö makes possible for the food industry to provide consumers an alternative to single-use plastic straws with the launch of its new fiber-based solution for drinking paper straws, CelluStraw™. Ahlstrom-Munksjö provides solutions that make the … Read the full press release

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019: Switzerland remains #1; Singapore leads Asia-Pacific; Europe dominates the top 10; China leader among BRICS nations

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Adecco Group, Tata Communications and INSEAD have just released their annual benchmark report that looks into the ability of 125 countries around the world to compete for talent. According to the … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä’s newly launched WXJ series of modular waterjets received its first order within same month of its release

HELSINKI, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announces the first order for its newly introduced Wärtsilä WXJ series of modular waterjets. Four Wärtsilä WXJ1200 waterjets will power A new 100 metres long, wave-piercing catamaran ferry being built for the Government of … Read the full press release

Stadler to supply 60 new locomotives to Finland’s VR Group

VALENCIA, 18-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler to supply 60 new diesel-electric locomotives to Finland’s VR Group. The new locomotives will improve the operational efficiency in marshaling yards, freight terminals and on nonelectrified lines which make up 45 percent of the … Read the full press release

Henrik Normann presented NIB at the Norden Association’s 100th anniversary seminar

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB President & CEO Henrik Normann spoke at the Norden Association’s (Föreningen Nordens) 100th anniversary seminar on Monday, 15 April, in Christiansborg, the Danish parliament building. The seminar, titled “Nordic responsibility for the UN Sustainable … Read the full press release

Neste on climate change discussion in Finland: transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately

ESPOO, 9-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste calls on the next government in Finland to set more ambitious targets for emission reductions for the next four years. Neste believes that transport-related emissions must be reduced immediately and for the purpose both … Read the full press release

New LNG carrier for Knutsen OAS will use an integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution from Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 8-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New 30,000 cbm LNG vessel will rely on integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution from Wärtsilä. The effective interfacing between the vessel’s propulsion, onboard auxiliary power generation, and cargo control processes will be ensured by … Read the full press release

Australia’s leading container terminal operator, Patrick Terminals expands existing fleet with 12 Kalmar straddle carriers

HELSINKI, 3-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar will supply 12 diesel-electric straddle carriers to Australian terminal operator Patrick Terminals. Patrick Terminals ordered eight automated Kalmar AutoStrad(TM) units and four manually operated Kalmar Straddle Carriers. Delivery of the machines is expected to … Read the full press release

Sampo Group welcomes Kai Sotamaa as Chief Risk Officer

HELSINKI, 2-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sampo Group announces the appointment of Kai Sotamaa as Chief Risk Officer as of 1 April 2019. Sotamaa, 48, has previously worked as Head of Risk Management at Ilmarinen and as Financial Economist at Bank … Read the full press release

TAF opens nominations for the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize

One of the world’s most important awards for a ground-breaking innovation opens nomination period until 31 July 2019. ESPOO, 1-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (1 April 2019), nominations for the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize open. The one-million-euro international prize is … Read the full press release

FINLAND: NIB to fund Keitele Timber’s investments in mechanical wood processing facilities

HELSINKI, 28-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB to finance Keitele Timber’s investments in mechanical wood processing facilities. The agreement is EUR 15 million loan with maturity of ten years. Keitele Timber will use the loan from NIB to invest in tangible … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä signs five-year Lifecycle solution agreements with PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh 

HELSINKI, 14-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announced it has signed five-year Lifecycle solution agreements for two power plants in Bangladesh. Customers PowerPac Mutiara Jamalpur Power Plant Ltd and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd can be assured that their plants can be operated … Read the full press release

Important EUR 22 million port, cruise, RoRo/Passenger orders for MacGregor in 1Q 2019

HELSINKI, 8-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — MacGregor, the leader in intelligent maritime cargo and load handling, reports it has landed a number of very important orders coming from Europe and China. The company, which is part of Cargotec, will provide port, … Read the full press release

Cargotec: Navis adds Octopi cloud-based terminal operating system to its software portfolio

HELSINKI, 8-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Privately owned company Cetus Labs has just been acquired by Navis, which is part of Cargotec. Cetus Labs has developed a cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS) called Octopi, which is used by small container and … Read the full press release

City of Stockholm hires Skanska for the renovation of the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre

STOCKHOLM, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The City of Stockholm has signed an agreement with the construction company Skanska to have the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre in central Stockholm, Sweden renovated. The renovation will cost the City of Stockholm around SEK 550 M (~EUR 51 million). … Read the full press release

Valio committed to help Finns reduce their excess sodium intake through its Valio ValSa® products

HELSINKI, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — FinRavinto 2017 survey revealed that Finns’ salt intake is still too large, with 86% of women and almost all men, 98%, exceed the daily recommended sodium intake. Valio makes it possible to reduce the sodium … Read the full press release

Neste to drive successful execution of its global growth strategy in renewable products with new organizational structure

ESPOO, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste Corporation redesigns its organizational structure to strengthen its global growth strategy in renewable products. Neste will divide its growing Renewable Products business area into three business units and one operational platform each of which … Read the full press release

Hagland Shipping AS to have its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’ retrofitted with Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion solution

HELSINKI, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Shipping company Hagland Shipping AS to order hybrid retrofit installation from Wärtsilä for its general cargo vessel ‘Hagland Captain’. The agreement between the two companies has been signed in December 2018 and the project will be first of its kind ever … Read the full press release

New research by Arla Foods finds almost half of people in Northern Europe don’t recognise dairy products as a natural source of vitamins and minerals

Viby J, Denmark, 28-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New research from Arla Foods uncovers a big knowledge gap when it comes to our understanding about food.  The survey was carried out by the YouGov analysis institute where more than 7,000 CAWI … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System receives continued strong demand from global shipping operators

HELSINKI, 23-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä has recently been awarded a number of contracts to supply its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) to global shipping operators. The systems will enable the vessels to be compliant with the Ballast … Read the full press release

Stora Enso 4Q and FY 2018 Financial Results: Webcast and press conference for media will take place at Stora Enso’s Head Office in Helsinki

HELSINKI, 18-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso will publish its fourth quarter and full year 2018 Financial Results on Friday 1 February 2019 at approximately 09.30 Finnish time (08.30 CET). The following events will take place later that day: 1) Press … Read the full press release

French ferry operator La Méridionale digitalises its fleet with the latest energy management technology from Eniram, a Wärtsilä company

HELSINKI, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eniram, a Wärtsilä company and French ferry operator La Méridionale, have taken notable steps on digitalising La Méridionale’s fleet with the help of the latest energy management technology. This partnership is in line with Wärtsilä’s Smart … Read the full press release

Mono helps Fonecta strengthen their digital presence offering for SMBs

COPENHAGEN, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions is pleased to announce our newest partnership with Fonecta, the largest digital marketing service provider in Finland. Fonecta was searching for an advanced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to strengthen and renew their suite of digital … Read the full press release