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Next-generation icebreaker Polaris ready for action

Polaris (photo: Arctia), Polaris (photo: Arctia)Finland’s newest icebreaker Polaris is ready to enter service. Icebreaker Polaris is unique in many ways. It is the first icebreaker in the world capable of running on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and ultra-low-sulphur diesel. Its total output of about 22 MW also makes it Finland’s most powerful icebreaker. Polaris is the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker in the world. More...

Finland has ten trees for every person in the world

Metsä (Kuva Erkki Oksanen)Finland is a country of trees and never-ending forests. According to rough estimates, there are about ten trees per every person in the world in the Finnish forests. In cubic meters, the forest capacity in Finland has never been so large ever since known history of National Forest Inventories (NFI). Due to a history of almost hundred years of data collection, Finland has a vast storage of information of its forests. More...

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