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22 More international trade for the Marine Industries cluster Business prospects are beginning to look up for the Finnish marine industry companies. New and lucrative export orders are coming in by the shipload – well, almost. Of course, the Finnish Marine Industries cluster is globally known as a high-quality supplier. There is no substitute for a good reputation. 30 Deltamarin to design a large hospital ship 31 FCR Finland to participate in AIDA’s cruise ship project 32 Quantum Leap Despite troubled economy, Meyer Werft has enjoyed a good stretch of smooth sailing in recent years. Now, however, there is an interesting proposal on the table that could help the German shipyard get to the next level. The Turku shipyard – the maker of the world’s greatest cruise ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas – is for sale, if the conditions are right. Turku could finally give Meyer Werft what it has been missing all these centuries: easy access to the sea. 39 The Finnish Connection 40 New on Board 45 Company Directory 22 32 seatec 2/2014 5