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Sept. 29, 2011

Finns contest “worst” sustainable forestry record claim

A Finnish forests executive has dismissed an environmental group’s report which listed Finland as having the world’s worst sustainable forestry management record.

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Oct 12, 2011

FFIF : Fairly Good Timber Sales Activity in September

September was fairly good in the timber market. Timber prices were high in comparison to long-term averages and all timber grades were in good demand.

Stumpage prices remained on the high level achieved one year ago in September, although a slight month-on-month decrease was recorded.

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Oct 3, 2011

Stora Enso and SRV Plan in Co-operation to Build a World-class Wood City

Helsinki, Finland, Oct 3, 2011 - Stora Enso plans to undertake a unique wooden construction project in Finland called Wood City in collaboration with the construction company SRV.

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September 15th, 2011

Metso shuffles business units, foresees growth in biopower

Metso Corp.’s Board of Directors has decided to modify the company’s business structure in order to more effectively reach the company’s future business targets.

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Sep 1, 2011

Pöyry Awarded BOP-EPCM And Owner's Engineering Contracts For The Suzano Greenfield Pulp Mill Project In Brazil

FINLAND, Sep 1, 2011 Pöyry's Industry Business Group has been awarded services contract by Suzano Papel e Celulose for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the Balance of Plant (BOP), and the Owners' Engineering services during the project implementation. The parties have agreed that the value of the assignment is not disclosed.

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August 23, 2011

Metso supplies technology for French biomass plants

Metso will supply automation and environmental technology to control five biomass power plants to be built by Dalkia in France. The investments are part of France’s national green energy program, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and curb climate change.

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August 26th, 2011

Finnish sawmill machinery for Australian mill

In January 2012, HewSaw will deliver a HewSaw SL250 TRIO sawing line to Bombala in New South Wales on the southeast coast of Australia. The agreement was signed on 29th April 2011. The construction work will begin in August 2011, and the project is scheduled to finish in December 2012.

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Aug 15, 2011

UPM to Establish Four Jointly Owned Forests in Different Locations in Finland

Finland, Aug 15, 2011 - UPM will establish four regional jointly owned forests in Finland using about 2 000 hectares of company forests as an original asset.

UPM’s jointly owned forests will be located in Western, Eastern and Central Finland as well as in Ostrobothnia next to UPM mills using significant volumes of wood.

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Jul 28, 2011

The Sale of UPM’s Logging Company in Russia to International Paper is Closed

Helsinki, Finland, Jul 28, 2011 - All the necessary approvals concerning the sales of UPM’s Russian logging company ZAO Tikhvinsky Komplexny Lespromkhoz to International Paper have been obtained and the transaction has been closed.

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Jul 20, 2011

Proposed Amendment of the Sulphur Directive Would Weaken the Competitiveness of the Finnish forest industry

Finland, Jul 20, 2011 - The EU Commission has published its proposed amendment to the Sulphur Directive, which would lead to the maximum sulphur content of maritime fuels being lowered to 0.1% on the Baltic Sea by the beginning of 2015.


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by Dr. Radut