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Electrowatt-Ekono Power Supply for Amata

Electrowatt-Ekono, the Finnish consulting and engineering firm, has entered agreements with Amata to supply a 60-megawatt gas-fired co-generation power plant in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate, 57km southeast of Bangkok.      The contracts include the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of services for the cycle-gas turbine plant.      The Bt1.6 billion project will be completed in early 2007.This…

Aspocomp to boost PCB Centre share

Aspocomp Group will increases its stake in its Thai subsidiary PCB Centre Co Ltd from 51 per cent to 75 per cent by buying a 24-per-cent portion worth Bt150 million from minority shareholders.      The deal is part of Aspocomp’s growth strategy. Under the plan, the company will bolster its position in printed circuit boards for…

Foster Wheeler : A Passion For Power

In the year 2000, after many years in Thailand under the famous Foster Wheeler Ltd name, FW established a company in Thailand – Foster Wheeler Service Thailand Ltd – to specifically cover the boiler power generation opportunity here and in South East Asia.      That’s all very well, but if like me you were looking for…

Singapore Ministers visited Helsinki

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Co-Ordinating Minister for Security and Defence, Dr Tony Tan accompanied by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan visited Finland from 19 to 24 May 2005.      The delegation also included officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry…

Finnish dental professors in town

Dr. Matti Pöyry, Executive Director of Finnish Dental Association and Prof. Dr. Kauko Mäkinen, a global expert on Xylitol, and Professor of the School of Dentistry, Turku University, Finland were main speakers at the launching of “Lotte Xylitol Plus Calcium” chewing gum by Thai Lotte Co., Ltd. in Bangkok on 3 June.      Xylitol is a…

Nordcham to work closely with EuroCham

A long discussion about the future direction of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam was the dominating subject of the Annual General Meeting of the Hanoi branch held on May 26th at the Hilton hotel. Especially it was discussed to what extend Nordcham should cooperate with the EuroCham.      Mr Preben Hjortlund, currently EuroCham’s vice-chairman…

Finland signed Quang Tri development agreement

Matti Pullinen, Deputy General Director of Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ Asia and America Department, and Le Huu Phuc, Chairman of the Quang Tri People’s Committee, signed an agreement of Quang Tri rural development programme in Hanoi on June 10th.      Finland will provide 9 million EUR, while Vietnamese Government is contributing 1 million EUR. The…

Metso closes Thai deal

The Finnish pulp and paper corporation Metso Paper has been awarded a contract for upgrading of the oxygen delignification process at the mill of Siam Cellulose in Thailand.      Introducing the new process will lead to a higher delignification degree in the oxygen delignification process prior to the final bleaching stage.      It does also reduce the…