seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2013 - Page 6

Contents 02 Editorial 06 Marine Subcontractors gain headway in global markets The Finnish Marine Industries cluster is facing new challenges. The main employers of its subcontractors – the major-league domestic shipyards – are now building fewer ships than they used to. Eventual changes in shipyard ownership are to be expected. However, the Marine Industries cluster is made up of tough and experienced companies. Quite a few of them have already proved their competence, with flying colours. 14 Breaking the Ice During the first 30 months of its existence, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has already made a name for itself as an arctic expert. The biggest reference to date is the duo of icebreaking supply vessels ordered by Sovcomflot. The first vessel of the series, Vitus Bering was delivered to the client in December 2012. The sister ship, Aleksey Chirikov, was delivered to client Sovcomflot on Friday 19 April 2013. 18 Flow Onboard 14 4 seatec 2/2013 06