Category Archives: Finland

Press Releases & News from Finland distributed via EuropaWire

Sampo plc announces EUR 750 million share buyback programme

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 1-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sampo Group (HEL: SAMPO), a Finnish financial and insurance group, has announced that the Board of Directors of Sampo plc, its parent company, has decided to launch a buyback programme for Sampo A … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki new artificial intelligence methods for industrial and fusion research part of ITER fusion reactor in Southern France

The participation of Finnish industry in the construction of ITER fusion reactor and the utilization of innovations in other fields is promoted by a cluster of companies and research institutions. ITER is beeing constructed in Southern France. (PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, … Read the full press release

SOK Corporation’s Inex Partners Oy extends its 10-year partnership with Kuehne+Nagel

Joint efforts to reduce Inex emissions by 2025 Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme core element of the reduction strategy Long-term relationship with the aim of transitioning to low-carbon logistics (PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel (SWX: KNIN), one … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to combine its existing Decor business with Chinese Minglian’s decor paper plant in a mix of acquisition/joint venture deal

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 60% of Chinese decor paper producer Minglian New Materials Technology Co., Ltd., established … Read the full press release

Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ now available to all TripActions Group customers as part of new global partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 29-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has announced a groundbreaking global partnership with TripActions and Reed … Read the full press release

Neste holds its Capital Markets Day 2021 as a webcast on 23 September 2021: strategy execution, market outlook, updated strategic targets

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has announced its Capital Markets Day 2021 held as a … Read the full press release

Sustainability leadership: Innovative mono-material oxygen barrier technology made of 100% cellulose fibers unveiled by Ahlstrom-Munksjö

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced the release and patent of a pioneering mono-material oxygen barrier technology made of 100% cellulose fibers in line with its ‘from Plastic … Read the full press release

Vaisala Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors on Tuesday, September 21

(PRESS RELEASE) VANTAA, 21-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vaisala (HEL: VAIAS), a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the company’s strategy and updated long-term financial targets for the next three years. … Read the full press release

Ahlström Collective Impact to invest EUR 600,000 in UNICEF’s Global Education Program

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 16-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced that Ahlström Collective Impact (ACI), a joint responsibility initiative by a group of companies and foundations, has decided to make an investment … Read the full press release

Houseware producer Orthex to change its entire electricity delivery in the Nordics to fossil free hydro power from Vattenfall

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a European energy company with a mission to enable fossil free living within one generation, has announced it now delivers 100 percent fossil free hydro power to Orthex’s factories in Sweden and … Read the full press release

Mika Vehviläinen to lead Cargotec / Konecranes combined entity as President and CEO

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 6-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Cargotec Corporation (HEL: CGCBV), a Finnish company that makes cargo-handling machinery for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution, and Konecranes Plc (HEL: KCR), a Finnish company with focus on cranes and lifting equipment, … Read the full press release

Neste expands its renewable diesel offering in Europe with the launch of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 2-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world*, introduces its Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the Belgian market in collaboration … Read the full press release

LyondellBasell to source feedstock from Neste made from 100% renewable feedstock from bio-based sources

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), a leading renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock company with operations in 14 countries, and LyondellBasell, one of world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, have announced a long-term commercial agreement … Read the full press release

Citycon: The new urban centre Lippulaiva will be carbon neutral in terms of energy consumption from the opening day

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Citycon, a leading owner, developer and manager of multipurpose urban centres, has announced that the new urban centre Lippulaiva, that is currently under construction in Espoonlahti, is a pioneer in sustainable energy solutions, … Read the full press release

Leosphere’s new WindCube® Scan Dual Lidar Ready offering provides complete, spatial wind data and cost-efficient offshore wind assessment

The company’s technical and scientific experts are currently delivering dual-lidar technologies and services to meet growing customer demand for increased coverage, accuracy, ease-of-use, and cost-efficiency. (PRESS RELEASE) VANTAA, 3-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, Vaisala … Read the full press release

Neste in final phase of testing of renewable gasoline for commercial use in existing fleet

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 21-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), an oil refining and marketing company as well as the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, has announced it is in the final phase of testing … Read the full press release

Cosmetics company Lumene reduces greenhouse gas emissions from its manufacturing process by up to 90% by switching to renewable fuel oil from Neste

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 26-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste announces that Finnish cosmetics company Lumene has introduced Neste MY Non-Road Diesel™ at its factory in Kauklahti, Espoo, Finland, replacing the fossil fuel oil previously used at the factory. In early 2021 … Read the full press release

Innovative battery solution created by Fortum, Volvo Cars, and Comsys installed at Landafors hydropower plant in Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 21-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum announces collaboration with Volvo Cars, and cleantech company Comsys for the development of an innovative battery solution that is now being installed at Fortum’s Landafors hydropower plant on the river Ljusnan in … Read the full press release

Gasum trials deliveries of liquefied biogas for the Finnish Border Guard

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 7-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Gasum announces that it has started biogas deliveries for the Finnish Border Guard. One delivery was made from Risavika in Norway and another from the Turku biogas plant, in Finland. These test deliveries … Read the full press release

Breakthrough delivery fiber to enable ultrafast high-power laser processing

(PRESS RELEASE) TAMPERE, Finland, 24-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The PULSE project has now packaged a unique fiber design into a rugged water-cooled laser-light cable ready to enable a new era in ultrafast light delivery for advanced manufacturing (Figure 1). Increased power … Read the full press release

SEB and Wärtsilä successfully trial ground-breaking secure data sharing in Trade Finance

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 17-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SEB announces a breakthrough achievement in secure data sharing. Together with technology group Wärtsilä, parties participated in a ground-breaking test of secure data sharing between companies in Trade Finance. The results demonstrates that … Read the full press release

Borealis secures access to clean and cost-efficient energy to power its operations in Stenungsund, Sweden

Power purchase agreement (PPA) signed by Borealis with Gasum to source power from wind farm owned and operated by Stena Renewable Borealis secures Kronoberget wind farm output for next ten years to power its production operations in Stenungsund, Sweden This … Read the full press release

Anna Mossberg leder Nordens största privata AI-lab i Sverige: “Utan AI riskerar svenska företag att förlora sin konkurrensfördel.”

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, Sverige, 10-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Anna Mossberg, den nyutnämnda MD:n för Silo AI Sweden, tror att svenska företag riskerar att förlora sin konkurrensfördel utan AI. I sin nya roll siktar hon på att lösa de två stora … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel no longer intends to pursue acquisition of Tikkurila

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 8-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational company which creates paints and performance coatings, Akzo Nobel N.V. announces that it no longer intends to acquire Tikkurila, following a competing, higher, offer for Tikkurila. Despite a strong cultural fit … Read the full press release

Citycon welcomes new Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations Laura Jauhiainen

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 19-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading owner, developer and manager of urban grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic countries, Citycon announces the appointment of Laura Jauhiainen, CFA, as Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations as of 1 January 2021. … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa to supply its most powerful onshore wind turbine to Alajoki-Peuralinna site in Finland

Siemens Gamesa to supply 14 SG 5.8-155 turbines optimized for the Alajoki-Peuralinna site in central Finland, with high towers for maximum wind production, with a total height reaching 240 meters. The deal strengthens partnership with wind power company Suomen Hyötytuuli … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel announces proposal to acquire Finnish manufacturer of paints and lacquers Tikkurila

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 18-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational company which creates paints and performance coatings, Akzo Nobel N.V. announces that it has made a comprehensive non-binding proposal to acquire Tikkurila, Finnish manufacturer of paints and lacquers. The proposed merger … Read the full press release

wpd selects Nordex wind turbines for its 188 MW wind farm project in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 11-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — wpd announces that it has selected which turbine type will be installed in the 188 MW project “Karhunnevankangas” in the western Finnish region of Österbotten. wpd relies on the proven partnership with the … Read the full press release

DHL Express to use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at its San Francisco International Airport operations

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste announces that it has signed an agreement with DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company, for the supply of sustainable aviation fuel … Read the full press release

Fortum welcomes new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bernhard Günther

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 18-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum Corporation announces the appointment of Bernhard Günther (age 53, Ph.D. Econ.) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Management Team as of 1 February 2021. Bernhard Günther, a German … Read the full press release