Category Archives: Finland

Press Releases & News from Finland distributed via EuropaWire

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

NIB to loan EUR 42 million to Tine SA for the construction of its new dairy in Bergen, Norway

NIB and the Norwegian dairy company Tine SA have signed a loan agreement of NOK 400 million (EUR 42 million), with a 12-year maturity, on financing the construction of Tine’s new dairy in Bergen, Norway. In order to save energy, waste … Read the full press release

Valio’s unsalted butter won Best of Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest 2018

HELSINKI, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio’s unsalted butter won Best of Class at the World Championship Cheese Contest 2018 in Wisconsin, USA, on March 8. There were 30 leading butter brands from around the world participating in the unsalted butter class. … Read the full press release

Harald Xperience first in Finland to take augmented reality (AR) to restaurants

HELSINKI, 14-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Harald Xperience Ltd. is the first company in Finland to introduce an application with AR aimed to enhance the customer experience in restaurants. The application called EatX allows the customer to visualize the various dishes … Read the full press release

Nokia, Intel and Verizon collaborate on new groundbreaking Cloud RAN architectures

Nokia demonstrates successful trial of Cloud RAN in Oklahoma City, featuring its Cloud BTS with Verizon’s Virtual Cloud Platform for the operator’s vRAN 1.0 architecture Trial advances joint work between Nokia and Intel to develop Verizon’s vRAN 2.0 architecture to … Read the full press release

Nokia unveils several enhancements to its in-home Wi-Fi solution

Expanded portfolio of Nokia residential devices and gateways now supports intelligent mesh Wi-Fi capabilities, strengthened by new Unium software New software and analytics provide self-healing, self-learning, self-care functions that optimize Wi-Fi networks and maximize performance Nokia enables service providers and … Read the full press release

Nokia to acquire software company specialized in solving complex wireless networking problems

Unium expertise and IPR will bring field-proven mesh Wi-Fi technology to enhance Nokia’s end-to-end solution for whole-home Wi-Fi Unium’s intelligent mesh technology delivers industry-leading, carrier-grade Wi-Fi performance, coverage and resilience, resulting in an unsurpassed gigabit home experience Planned purchase of … Read the full press release

Nokia and Vodafone Italy start a trial in Milan delivering innovative and smart 5G services

Nokia will provide 5G end-to-end solution to Vodafone Italy in Milan aiming at trialing applications of ubiquitous ultra-fast 5G connectivity to support smart healthcare, emergency services, traffic management and tourism in Milan First successful test of the technology has been … Read the full press release

Nokia and Facebook to accelerate the adoption of 60 GHz fixed wireless access technologies

ESPOO, 27-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nokia and Facebook are working to accelerate the adoption of 60 GHz fixed wireless access technologies to deliver gigabit services and connect more people, faster. The 60 GHz band allows high-speed broadband connectivity in urban or … Read the full press release

Hiab opens new factory installation and competence centre in Meppel, the Netherlands in Q1 2018

Malmö, Sweden, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Hiab, part of Cargotec, is opening a new factory installation and competence centre in Meppel, the Netherlands, during the first quarter of 2018. The new centre will offer FrameWorksTM subframes, truck bodies and complete vehicle … Read the full press release

Neste signs new distribution agreement for its premium-grade NEXBASE(TM) Group III base oils in Greater China

ESPOO, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste has signed a new distribution agreement concerning its premium-grade NEXBASE(TM) Group III base oils in Greater China with Brenntag (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Company Limited. Brenntag will start distributing Neste’s base oils in Greater China from 1 … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä will provide additional generating capacity to the local electricity grid on Azores Islands

HELSINKI, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä will provide additional generating capacity to the local electricity grid in the Portuguese administered Azores Islands. A new 10 MW extension to the existing Belo Jardim power plant on the island of … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and Saudi Arabia-based Najran Cement Company renew the three-year asset management agreement for Najran’s installations in Sultana and Akfah in Saudi Arabia

HELSINKI, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä and Saudi Arabia-based Najran Cement Company continue their co-operation by renewing the three-year asset management agreement for Najran Cement Company’s installations in Sultana and Akfah in Saudi Arabia. Wärtsilä will continue to ensure … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and the global drilling contractor Maersk Drilling to create a 25-year thruster maintenance strategy for Maersk’s three semi-submersible rigs and four drillships

HELSINKI, 22-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä and the global drilling contractor Maersk Drilling have joined forces in a unique co-operation to create a 25-year thruster maintenance strategy for Maersk’s three semi-submersible rigs and four drillships. The parties have … Read the full press release

ONE Broadband to deploy Nokia’s Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) technology

ONE Broadband’s Home and Enterprise Customers will be able to enjoy seamless high-bandwidth services Nokia will replace legacy Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) -based network with new fiber network to serve the ultra-broadband needs of the customer New … Read the full press release

Nokia launches new service to target security challenges across mobile, IP and fixed networks in the digital transformation era

New Security Risk Index analyzes security gaps across mobile, IP and fixed networks and suggests performance improvements for communication service providers Managed Security Service ensures networks are adequately protected against all threats and provides attack prevention, detection, response and recovery … Read the full press release

Nokia to review the strategic options for its Digital Health business

ESPOO, 19-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nokia today announces that it has initiated a review of strategic options for its Digital Health business, which is part of Nokia Technologies. Digital Health’s business portfolio includes consumer and enterprise products, and it manufactures and … Read the full press release

Valio to reduce salt and sugar content in its products by 2020

Valio has announced its nutrition agreement for improving the health and wellbeing of consumers. The ambitious targets for reducing salt and sugar content in Valio’s products by 2020 are part of our sustainability programme and continued efforts to improve public … Read the full press release

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho recognized with the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award

MADRID, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has been recognized with the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award for “a contribution to contemporary music that is extraordinary in its individuality, breadth and scope,” as she has managed to seamlessly interweave the … Read the full press release

FMO: USD 100 million syndicated loan in support of agribusiness in Nigeria

The HAGUE, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Access Bank Plc announced that it has signed a Syndicated Loan Agreement totaling USD 100 million. The credit line has been arranged by FMO, together with Proparco, the French private sector development bank, Norfund (Norwegian … Read the full press release