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ABB Wins Marine Order in Finland - The Maritime Executive

ABB Wins Marine Order in Finland - The Maritime Executive | Finland | Scoop.it

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide complete power plant and propulsion systems for the first new build ship for German cruise operator TUI Cruises. The ship is being built in Finland at the STX Europe yard in Turku.

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Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas makes its way to Jamaica

Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas makes its way to Jamaica | Finland | Scoop.it

Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas consists of more than 300,000 steel pieces meticulously assembled after three years of planning, and it was completed in 1999 in the bitterly cold city of Turku, Finland.

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Entire office building going up inside Turku shipyard hangar

Entire office building going up inside Turku shipyard hangar | Finland | Scoop.it
Building to be transported intact to final location.

An unusual construction project is taking place at the STX shipyard in Turku. Inside the large shipyard hangar, Neapo Oy is assembling an entire office building.
The three-storey structure is 12 metres tall, 33 metres long and 12 metres wide. The construction was started in December, and when it is completed before Midsummer, the entire building will be transported to the nearby island of Hirvensalo.
The building’s frame is a sturdy but lightweight steel cell construction. The building weighs 220 tonnes...
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STX Turku yard receives order for special cargo vessel

STX Turku yard receives order for special cargo vessel | Finland | Scoop.it
The STX Europe shipyard in Turku has received its second order for building a vessel since the autumn handing over to the client of the world’s largest cruise liner Allure of the Seas.
Shipyard director: “This is very positive news in these trying times.”
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STX Turku Shipyard Completes Keel-laying of Multipurpose Deck Cargo Vessel (Finland) >> Offshore Wind

STX Turku Shipyard Completes Keel-laying of Multipurpose Deck Cargo Vessel (Finland) >> Offshore Wind | Finland | Scoop.it

The highly versatile and modern vessel is designed for transportation of demanding and heavy project cargo, such as offshore wind farm structures. The ship is also very suitable for transporting energy wood in the Baltic Sea region, and she is also designed to operate as a flexible oil spill response vessel. This ice class 1A vessel is the first Double Acting Ship (DASTM) mode vessel on the Baltic Sea and she is also capable of running efficiently astern in ice.

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Helsinki shipyard starts production of second icebreaking supply vessel

Helsinki shipyard starts production of second icebreaking supply vessel | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki shipyard starts production of second icebreaking supply vessel  http://t.co/HfdGJtfo...)...
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World’s largest two-masted yacht will soon unfurl its sails

World’s largest two-masted yacht will soon unfurl its sails | Finland | Scoop.it
Buyers of luxury sailing vessels are few and far between. Even one yacht can give work to the boatbuilders for several years.

The 60-metre ketch-rigged superyacht referred to as Panamax (from maximum Panama mast height) that has been under construction for the past four years in a hall at the Baltic Yachts shipyard in Pietarsaari is the largest composite-structure ketch in the world.
Next week it will be given the chance to unfurl its sails for the first time, which presumably will be quite a spectacle in the open sea.
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