Marine industry in Finland
Facts and figures
Employs 30 000 persons
Turnover 8 billion euros
Export share: over 90 per cent
Finnish shipyards and repair yards
In 2017 there were eight shipyards in Finland: Meyer Turku, Arctech Helsinki, Technip in Pori, Turku Repair Yard in Naantali, Uki Workboat in Uusikaupunki, Western Shipyard in Teijo and Laitaatsilta in Savonlinna. The newest company is Rauma Marine Constructions, established to operate in the Rauma shipyard. Most of the shipyards concentrate on new buildings. The Turku Repair Yard executes repair projects only.
Finnish equipment manufacturers manufacture many famous products such as environmentally friendly LNG fuelled engines aimed at conserving the environment and the most advanced propulsion systems for energy efficiency. Other Finnish innovations include the Hi-Fog fire protection system, which extinguishes fires with water mist.
Some of the most luxurious public spaces in cruise ships are made in Finland. Some of those were also complex to build: Oasis-class cruise ships have the first moving bar at sea. Finnish turn-key companies are able to deliver complete spaces for vessels, such as fully equipped kitchens, stairways, restaurants and cabin modules.
Design offices and software providers
Finnish design offices offer a wide variety of consulting, design, research and development service as well as software for the design and operation of ships. In addition, they provide feasibility studies and develop tools using the latest technologies.
Finland has over forty years of experience in completing enormous oil platforms. The majority of the floating, deep-sea Spar type oil platforms are designed and constructed in Finland. Besides that, the Finnish offshore industry designs and manufactures offshore equipment related to wind power and many types of supply vessels.