seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2013 - Page 8

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. 6 seatec 2/2013