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EUR 13 million Finnish shipping research group forms

07 May 2018

A Finnish shipping research group specialising in the study of energy efficiency improvement and emissions reduction of ship energy systems has been formed.

The Integrated Energy Solutions to Smart and Green Shipping (INTENS) consortium consists of 14 Finnish marine companies and is backed by a total EUR 13 million ($15.6 million) in funds over a period of three years.

Business Finland supported the group with EUR 5.6 million.

“Expectations for this co-operation effort bringing together skilled organizations are high”, says Chief Advisor, Matti Saynatjoki, from Business Finland.

“Considerable opportunities in developing sustainable maritime traffic have been recognized.

“By combining two well-known Finnish strong capabilities, maritime technology and digitalization, Finnish companies create new competitive edge for themselves in the international markets.

“Based on the knowledge and skills formed in INTENS the companies will develop new components, systems, software products and knowledge based services with higher added value.”

INTENS is an initiative led by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

“Thanks to the great support from Business Finland Arctic Seas program and the consortium partners, we are able to form this industry-wide ambitious and committed consortium to boost the digitalization and digital transformation of the Finnish marine sector and promote our top-level marine expertise globally,” states Vice President of Digital Engineering, Johannes Hyrynen, at VTT.

The INTENS consortium consists of:

  • Wartsila Finland Oy
  • NAPA Oy
  • Meyer Turku Oy
  • Dinex Ecocat Oy
  • Deltamarin Oy
  • Vahterus Oy
  • Protacon Technologies Oy
  • Parker Hannifin Oy
  • JTK Power Oy
  • 3D Studio Blomberg Ab
  • Jeppo Biogas Ab
  • Visorc Oy
  • Tallink Silja Oy
  • NLC Ferry Ab Oy
  • Aalto University
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • University of Vaasa
  • Abo Akademi University
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Photo credit: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Published: 7 May, 2018


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