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Helen to close the Vanhankaupunginkoski hydropower plant

Helen to close the Vanhankaupunginkoski hydropower plant

Helen will close down the energy production use of the Vanhankaupunginkoski power plant museum. The museum power plant has no national significance in terms of energy production: however, the plant and especially the dam in the Vanhankaupunginkoski Rapids have harmful impacts on the ecosystem and migrating fish stocks in the river.

29.11.2019

Helen Group’s interim report january-june 2019

Helen Group’s interim report january-june 2019

Helen’s good profit trend, strong balance sheet and financial position enable development and growth of solutions for a new energy era.

02.08.2019

City Refinery developed in Vuosaari

City Refinery developed in Vuosaari

Helen, Lassila & Tikanoja and VTT are pursuing a circular economy in their use of materials and energy. The City Refinery aims to process difficult-to-recycle materials and biomass into high-grade products. This will boost the efficiency of recycling of materials in Helsinki. The City Refinery is a critical step towards mitigating climate change and shifting society from a throwaway mindset to a circular one.

03.06.2019

New, unique heat pump utilising sea water heat to be built in Vuosaari

New, unique heat pump utilising sea water heat to be built in Vuosaari

Helen will build a heat pump in connection with the Vuosaari power plant, utilising the power plant’s own cooling water circulation and the heat of sea water as heat sources. A heat pump of this scale utilising the heat of the sea water is unique in Finland.

04.04.2019

Solar panels now available to rent on Messukeskus roof

Solar panels now available to rent on Messukeskus roof

One of Helsinki's largest solar power plants is being built on the roof of Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre, and the panels are now available to rent as Helen's designated panels.

27.03.2019

Helen’s new service enables improved energy efficiency in properties throughout Finland

Helen’s new service enables improved energy efficiency in properties throughout Finland

Helen is offering a new service for residential apartment blocks that are heated with district heat. The service enables improved energy efficiency and, consequently, reduced environmental impacts caused by heating. The service is a significant step towards more energy-efficient living.

19.03.2019

Helen invests in renewable energy and closes Hanasaari power plant

Helen invests in renewable energy and closes Hanasaari power plant

Helen’s Hanasaari power plant will be closed by the end of 2024. Heat production will be replaced with heat recycling with heat pumps, energy storage, and a bioenergy heating plant planned for Vuosaari.

04.03.2019

Helen will build 12 electric vehicle charging points for a housing company in Jätkäsaari

Helen will build 12 electric vehicle charging points for a housing company in Jätkäsaari

A housing company in Jätkäsaari invested in the future and commissioned Helen to build 12 electric vehicle charging points in the property’s indoor car park.

31.01.2019

Helen and German E.ON become majority owners of Liikennevirta

Helen and German E.ON become majority owners of Liikennevirta

The German energy company E.ON is joining forces with the Finnish company Liikennevirta.

20.12.2018

Helen is planning a pellet heating plant in Patola

Helen is planning a pellet heating plant in Patola

Helen is investigating the possibility of building a bioenergy heating plant in the Patola district of Helsinki on a heating plant site used by Helen. The heating plant planned for Patola will require a revision of the town plan to enable construction of a second plant at the current site.

15.11.2018