Friday, April 20, 2018

Finland News

Fortum Contracted to Raise Finland's Solar Power Capacity

Photo: Fortum

Finland's Fortum, a majority state-owned utility company, won a tender to increase Finland's total solar production capacity by nearly 30 percent, the firm said on Monday.

Gazprom Gets Nod to Build Nord Stream 2 Gasline

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Finland has given its approval for the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through Finland's economic zone, the government and Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday.

Yaskawa Ups Investment in The Switch

The Switch has delivered over 1,000 rugged Power Drives for the past 10 years to hundreds of vessels operating around the world (Photo: The Switch)

Yaskawa Corporation is making a multimillion-euro investment to strengthen the R&D capabilities of The Switch and purchase new equipment at the company’s factory in Lappeenranta…

Nod for Nord Stream to use Finnish EEZ

Pipes for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Kotka, Finland Photo Gazprom

Nord Stream 2 AG today received the Finnish Government’s consent for the use of the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

Green Energy Share in Finnish Power to Hit High in 2018

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The share of renewable energy in Finland's power output is set to reach a new high in 2018, backed by new wind farms, but doubts over future government subsidies mean the trend is unlikely to continue…

ABB Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Finland

Strömberg first car

ABB is celebrating today its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland is today an innovative…

IEA Pushes for Renewables and Nuclear Power

In a review of Finnish energy policies launched, the International Energy Agency praised Finland for its commitment to a sustainable energy future. With its energy-intensive industries and its cold climate…

Finland and Estonia to Start Gas Pipeline Planning

The European Commission, Finland and Estonia signed a deal on Tuesday to start planning for a gas pipeline between the two countries, the Finnish government said. "The agreement…

Finland's Regional LNG Import Terminal Plan Dropped

Finland's Ministry of Employment and Economy

Finland's gas utility Gasum said on Friday it has dropped plans to build a regional liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and a gas link to Estonia, citing declining…

Finland to Introduce Law Next Year Phasing out Coal

Finland will introduce legislation next year to phase out coal and increase carbon taxes, a top government official told Reuters, which would require the country to find…

Finland Parliament Approves Russian-Supplied Nuclear Plant

Finland's parliament on Friday approved plans to build a new nuclear plant supplied by Russia's state-owned Rosatom despite East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis. With…

EU Rejects Plan for Finland, Estonia LNG Terminals

Finland and Estonia will have to return to the drawing board with a joint gas terminal project after the European Commission said a proposed two-terminal model would not be eligible for subsidies…

First Gas Filling Station Opens in Turku, Finland

The first gas filling station in Turku, Finland, was inaugurated at an opening seminar on November 7, 2016. Located by Tuontiväylä road close to the Port of Turku, the station was already opened for gas vehicle fill-ups last week. Gasum is committed to investing in the development of gas vehicle use and aims to construct two more gas filling stations in the Turku area next year. Photo Gasum Oy

The first gas filling station in Turku, Finland, was inaugurated at an opening seminar on November 7, 2016. Located by Tuontiväylä road close to the Port of Turku, the station…

Finland and Estonia Agree on LNG Terminal Plan

Finland and Estonia on Monday reached an agreement to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, connected by a pipeline across the Gulf of Finland by 2019. A large…

Finland Plans to Start Exporting Power to Russia

Finland plans to start exporting electricity to Russia from the start of next year, its grid operator said, after a change in the Russian market has made its prices more…

Finland's Gas Deal: Deep Discounting Not Enough

Contract with Russia partly linked to coal. Coal prices down 40 percent since 2011; even discounted gas too expensive for utilities, industry. Finland's natural gas contract…

Finland's First LNG Terminal Commissioned

Finland's first LNG terminal was opened in Pori, Finland - allows LNG deliveries outside the gas network.

Finland's first LNG import terminal was opened this morning - 12/09/2016 - in Pori, Finland. At the same time including liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries to customers will begin.

Vestas Gets 53 MW Order in Finland

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems said on Tuesday it had received a 53 megawatt turbine order for a wind project in Finland. The order was for 16 units…

EU Okays Aid for Finland LNG Terminal

European Union regulators have given the go-ahead to Finland's proposal to build the country's first LNG terminal with 23.4 million euros ($26.1 million) of state funds…

Southern Finland Refinery to Get Add-On

Refinery file photo

German industrial gases maker Linde will build a hydrogen production unit at Neste Oil's Porvoo, southern Finland, refinery, Neste Oil said on Monday. Linde's AGA unit will…