Category Archives: Finland

Press Releases & News from Finland distributed via EuropaWire

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

MacGregor to supply deck machinery equipment for a US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATSX-class vessel

HELSINKI, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply deck machinery equipment for a US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATSX-class vessel under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards, in Houma, Louisiana, US. The US Navy will … Read the full press release

YIT started major apartment building projects in Finland with total value of nearly EUR 60 million

HELSINKI, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT started several apartment building projects in Finland in October–December 2018. The largest of these projects are Tampereen Kanavamestari, Helsingin Tanhua and Vantaan Hortensia. The total value of these projects is nearly EUR 60 million. The … Read the full press release

Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) takes EUR 65 million from NIB for safety system upgrades in two existing nuclear power plant units in Finland

HELSINKI, 19-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and the Finnish energy company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) have signed a loan agreement of EUR 65 million financing safety system upgrades in two existing nuclear power plant units in Finland. This ten-year loan will contribute to TVO’s refurbishment project … Read the full press release

Swedish telecom operator Tele2 AB takes EUR 194 million loan from NIB for its merger with TV and broadband provider Com Hem

NIB and the Swedish telecom operator Tele2 AB have signed a SEK 2 billion (EUR 194 million) loan agreement to finance the company’s merger with TV and broadband provider Com Hem. HELSINKI, 19-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The eight-year maturity loan finances the merger of the … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release

Pia Aaltonen-Forsell appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the Leadership Team at Outokumpu

HELSINKI, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pia Aaltonen-Forsell, M. Soc. Sc. (Econ.), MBA, has been appointed Outokumpu’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Leadership Team as of March 1, 2019 reporting to CEO Roeland Baan. Outokumpu’s CFO Christoph de la … Read the full press release

Nobel Banquet ceremony master Andrea Montano Montes will wear dress made with Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s sustainable fiber material

The fashion, textile and furniture industries are looking for new materials with a smaller environmental footprint     The Swedish paper and textile industries are working together to produce textiles from local raw material    The fabric for ceremony master Andrea Montano Montes’ dress … Read the full press release

Pöyry signs with PT. Indonesia Power for wind power, solar PV, battery storage and different renewable hybrid plants across Indonesia

HELSINKI, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — PT. Indonesia Power has awarded Pöyry with a three-year Framework Agreement contract for a number of different  types of renewable power projects across Indonesia. The assignment includes wind power, solar PV, battery storage and different renewable … Read the full press release

International Finance Magazine (IFM) awarded Pöyry the Best Engineering and Consultancy Company in Southeast Asia under its Utility/Energy Awards for 2018

HELSINKI, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Finance Magazine (IFM) has presented Pöyry with the award for Best Engineering and Consultancy Company in Southeast Asia under its Utility/Energy Awards for 2018. The IFM Awards is an annual event that recognises individuals … Read the full press release

Stora Enso and Sulapac to launch demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018

HELSINKI, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by launching a demo for sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018, a leading startup event that gathers 20 000 tech enthusiasts from around … Read the full press release

Citycon divested the shopping centre Sampokeskus in Rovaniemi, Finland to a fund managed by Trevian AIFM

ESPOO, 03-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Citycon has sold shopping centre Sampokeskus in Rovaniemi, Finland to a fund managed by Trevian AIFM. The total purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 16 million, which is close to the asset’s latest IFRS fair value. … Read the full press release

Neste: US EPA’s 2020 renewable volume final rule increases requirements for biomass-based diesel from the 2019 standard by 330 million gallons for 2020

ESPOO, 03-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US published the final ruling covering renewable fuel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020 on 30 November 2018. Neste … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä unveils new high-speed, compact engine at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA

HELSINKI, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä strengthens its position as a global leader in the maritime markets by introducing the first Wärtsilä-branded high-speed engine. The International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA, was the venue of the official … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä successfully completes round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution

HELSINKI, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution. In an unprecedented operation, in the presence of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), the system was further tested … Read the full press release

NIB and Srei Equipment Finance launch loan programme for financing the acquisition or leasing of industrial equipment in India

NIB and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd. (SEFL), a leader in construction and mining equipment financing in India, have agreed on a loan programme for financing the acquisition or leasing of industrial equipment designed or produced in the NIB’s member countries. … Read the full press release

Pöyry celebrates its 60th anniversary with an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event

HELSINKI, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pöyry is today hosting an epic ‘Carbon Clash’ event in the iconic Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Attended by over 250 industry leaders and world-class experts, the Carbon Clash is set … Read the full press release

Sakari Ahdekivi appointed Deputy CEO and CFO at Ahlstrom-Munksjö; Executive VP, CFO & IR Pia Aaltonen-Forsell to leave

HELSINKI, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Executive Vice President, CFO and Communications & Investor Relations Pia Aaltonen-Forsell has informed that she will leave Ahlstrom-Munksjö to take up new responsibilities outside the company. She will continue in her current role until end of … Read the full press release

Californian transportation company Ecology cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and reduces tailpipe emissions with Neste MY Renewable Diesel

ESPOO, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in … Read the full press release