Five for Friday: Maritime industry

April 27, 2018

The maritime industry continues to make a significant splash for Finland’s economy.

Meyer Turku receives new cruise ship order

February 14, 2018

Meyer Turku has agreed to build another cruise ship for TUI Cruises, still subject to financing and slated for a 2023 delivery.

Arctech aboard to build ‘world’s greenest ship’

June 13, 2017

Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has signed a letter of intent with Peace Boat to construct the Ecoship, “the world’s greenest cruise ship”.

Meyer Turku signs final deal for two vessels

May 5, 2017

Meyer Turku has officially received an order for two Icon class ships from Royal Caribbean Cruises, reports Lännen Media.

Wärtsilä to power great vessels with alternative fuel

April 18, 2017

Wärtsilä is supplying engines and other propulsion machinery for two vessels being built for Belgian Dredging International (DEME). Both will be first of their kinds to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Finland breaks new ground with eco-friendly icebreaker

November 15, 2016

With 1 100 kilometres of coastline and winter temperatures which can plummet below -30, it is not surprising Finland is known for its icebreaker expertise. This knowhow is now showcased in Polaris, the world’s most environmentally friendly icebreaker.

Rolls-Royce and VTT get together for smart ships

November 15, 2016

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships.

Meyer Turku signs a deal for new class of vessels

October 11, 2016

The memorandum of understanding between Royal Caribbean International (RCL) and the shipbuilder will make ships “ride the wave of the future”.

Meyer Turku invests further EUR 75 million in Finland

August 31, 2016

Finland-based shipyard Meyer Turku, owned by German Meyer Werft GmbH, has furthered the investment programme at its Turku shipyard.

Rolls-Royce develops unmanned ships in Finland

August 16, 2016

Autonomous ship technology moves forward with the co-operation of British manufacturing company Rolls-Royce and Finnish universities and research institutes.

Finland developed world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker

June 7, 2016

Finland presented Polaris, the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built.