Marine industry in Finland
Finnish marine industry consists of marine equipment manufacturers, turnkey suppliers, design offices, system suppliers, software providers and shipbuilding, ship repair and offshore yards.
Facts & Figures (2018 statistics):
- 1 100 companies
- Employs 31 000 people
- Annual turnover 9 billion €
- Export share: over 90 %
Finnish shipyards and repair yards
In 2020 there are ten shipyards in Finland: Meyer Turku, Helsinki Shipyard, Pori Offshore Constructions, Rauma Marine Constructions, Turku Repair Yard in Naantali, Uki Workboat in Uusikaupunki, Western Shipyard in Teijo, Laitaatsilta Shipyard in Savonlinna, Suomenlinna Shipyard and Suomenlahti Shipyard. Most of the shipyards focus on new buildings. The Turku Repair Yard executes repair projects only.
Finnish equipment manufacturers manufacture many famous products such as an environmentally friendly LNG fuelled engine aimed at conserving the environment and the most advanced propulsion system 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. Finnish companies have the know-how to build complex areas in cruise ships: 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 services as well as software for the design and operation of ships. In addition, they provide feasibility studies and developing tools using the latest technologies.
Finland has over 40 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.