Helsinki Yard to Become a Ferry Builder

Tuesday, August 30, 2005
The Board of Aker Finnyard decided to take the steps necessary to make its Helsinki yard one of the most cost effective yards for building ferries in the industry. The site in Helsinki has become too small to meet the demand for today's ever growing cruise ship sizes, and expansion of the dry dock is not possible, given the location in the yard in the middle of the city of Helsinki. The activity at the yard has been low since the last cruise ship was delivered in February 2004.

As Aker Yards however is determined to continue shipbuilding activities in Helsinki, the plan is to focus on the assembly and outfitting of ferries. Two contracts for building of ferries were recently signed with Tallink and Brittany Ferries.

The steel blocks have already for some time been floated on barges to Helsinki from the Turku and Rauma units. The plan is also to move the management, design, sales and procurement functions now in Helsinki to Turku.

Negotiations will be carried out with the employee representatives as to the execution of the changes. Aker Yards' three Finnish yards in Helsinki, Rauma and Turku have since the beginning of 2005 been operating as one company and one organization, where both work and people have been flexibly shared between the three sites. Investments have been made in a new block factory in Turku, where 200 new employees will be recruited by the end of 2005. When recruiting in other units of Aker Finnyards, the personnel affected in Helsinki will be given priority.

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

TOTE’s 2nd LNG Containership Launched

Shipping company TOTE and shipbuilder NASSCO on Saturday launched Perla del Caribe, the second of two Marlin Class ships – the first containerships in the world to be powered by natural gas.

ME Production Receives Two Scrubber Orders

ME Production subsidiary Marine Exhaust Technology has been awarded a new contract for the DFDS vessel Finlandia sailing on the route Rosyth-Zeebrugge. The scrubber contract includes design,

MN 100: ContainerTug B.V.

The Company: ContainerTug B.V. is a specialized Dutch naval design engineering and construction company with a strong focus on developing workboats and the evaluation

Offshore

Harkand: Expanding the Fleet, Growing a Global Business

International inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) company Harkand aims to be a $1 billion company. MR’s Tom Mulligan recently met with John Reed, the company’s CEO,

HHI Orders Regasification Systems from Wärtsilä

South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has ordered two seawater/propane based regasification modules from Wärtsilä. The systems are to be installed

Hitachi Gas Supply System Order for MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation for a high-pressure gas supply system enabling use of natural gas as fuel in marine engines.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4035 sec (2 req/sec)