seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2013 - Page 10

Photo: Meyer Werft Finnish Marine Industries cluster companies have had long-standing cooperation with Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg in Germany. F inland is known as a country full of Finnish subcontractor companies are more ternational shipping line and Meyer Werft innovative ship designers and hi-tech than ready to compete in the internation- shipbuilders. The history of cooperation shipbuilding companies. The same attrib- al shipbuilding markets. Here are a few between the companies dates back to the utes apply to the Marine Industries clus- success stories. 1990s. CABIN DOORS large-scale order of cabin doors for the unrivalled know-how on the intricacies FOR CRUISE SHIPS American cruise liner ’Quantum of the of modern-day ship assembly. They have Based in the coastal town of Salo in south- Seas’ currently being built at Meyer Werft’s participated in the production of such western Finland, the door manufacturing shipyard in Papenburg in Germany,” Com- complex vessels as polar research vessels, company Antti-Teollisuus Oy has for a long mercial Director Markko Takkinen from ice-breakers, and oil-drilling platforms – period of time been a subcontracting man- Antti-Teollisuus Oy rejoices. among other things. ufacturer of cabin doors for such major co- Designed to carry 4 000 passengers, operative partners as Royal Caribbean In- the ’Quantum of the Seas’ will be complet- ”Just a while ago, we received a ter subcontractors. Many of those companies possess With this kind of experience, the 8 seatec 2/2013