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Contents 08 04 Editorial 16 Arctic audacity 08 Creativity pushes Turku shipyard 22 Robot ships on the fast track In making the world’s greatest cruise ships, R&D is a crucial com- Rolls-Royce opened a state-of-the-art research facility in Turku, ponent throughout the entire process. Kari Sillanpää, Head of Finland, on 25 January 2018. The goal of the R&D Centre is to R&D at Meyer Turku, says that the Turku shipyard has a leading develop the technologies Rolls-Royce and its partners require to role as the designer and builder of the most energy efficient and shape the future of an increasingly more autonomous global ship- environmentally friendly cruise ships – and constant R&D effort ping industry. Iiro Lindborg, General Manager, Remote & Auton- is poured into each and every vessel. omous, reports that the new R&D Centre is running very well, and is, in fact, the only research centre in the world dedicated to 14 Ride the digital wave remote and autonomous ship operations. 22 6 seatec 2/2018