seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2018 - Page 36

In southwestern Finland, the city of Turku is making new on either short-term or long-term basis. investments to ensure the competitiveness of the marine The premises will be designed in such a industries. A brand new Blue Industry Park – a large- scale industrial park designed primarily for the maritime cluster – is already under construction. way that they can be flexibly modified as needed.” “Our design and visualisation work focused on the creation of an efficient, smoothly-working concept for an indus- trial park entity that would serve the needs T he initial concept design for Blue Park,” explains Mr. Kimmo Matikka, Pro- of companies of different types and sizes”, Industry Park in Turku was carried out ject Manager from Elomatic Oy. Matikka states. by Elomatic Oy. The concept was com- pleted in early December of 2017. “Elomatic started the design work in August last year. We worked in close Six of Elomatic’s design engineers – mostly from the company’s Jyväskylä office NEW ROADS AND WORKSHOPS – were engaged full time in the design and In the initial design, workshops with heavy visualisation work. machinery will be designated to northern cooperation with Turku city planning and “The idea is that workshop hotels side of the park area. In that region, rocky municipal development offices, as well as will be needed for subcontractors who are soil will allow for solid foundations for such with planning officers from Turku Science working on the projects of Turku shipyard, machinery. “ The Blue Industry Park initiative is a highly strategic one. The new industrial park will be accessible by train tracks, as well as by new roadways. A new wharf will probably only be realised if there is a real demand for it. 36 seatec 2/2018