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”We will deliver the air conditioning systems for the cruise tem has a significant effect on the comfort of the ship’s passen- ship ’Oasis III’ now being built at Saint-Nazaire in France. The con- gers and crew. Comfortable temperatures and fresh air ensure a tract was signed in April 2013,” notes Mr. Esko Nousiainen, Di- good night’s sleep on board and make sea travel more enjoyable. ”The share of marine subcontracting in Koja’s annual turn- rector of the Finnish air conditioning supplier Koja. over is approximately one third,” says Nousiainen. System deliveries include equipment, electrical and automation installations as well as training and service. NEW DELIVERIES TO ”In the case of ’Oasis III,’ Koja will supply all air conditioning equipment. The only exception is the ventilation system for SAINT-NAZAIRE the engine room. For that, we do not yet have a contract,” Mr. Besides the ’Oasis III’ shipments, Koja Marine is involved in the Nousiainen mentions. Royal Caribbean Sunshine project at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Germany. He maintains that a well-functioning air conditioning sys- ”We will deliver all air conditioning systems needed for two cruise ships,” recounts Nousiainen. Photo: Meyer Werft According to Mr. Nousiainen, the Meyer Werft project started for Koja Marine in September 2011. ”Koja Marine now has its hands full with marine subcontracting projects. If all the options in our contracts are realised, our manufacturing line will be busy up until the year 2018,” he estimates. ”Koja Marine has been successful in getting delivery orders from abroad. Of course, the situation of the Finnish shipyards worries us. We would like to supply products to shipyards in Finland, too.” Koja Marine’s deliveries to STX’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard in France will commence in April 2014. ”These deliveries will boost employment within our company significantly in the year to come,” Nousiainen affirms. MERJA KIHL ARI MONONEN INDUSTRY MARINE BUSINESS seatec 2/2013 13