Last week we were visiting Finland and spent great 3 days exploring the best practices in top companies based in Turku and Helsinki. We met people from academic and business sides.
We visited Turku University and received a lot of help from our host Tapio Karvonen. Also visited Machine Tachnology Center, Wärtsilä Corporation, Langh Ship, Carina Solutions Oy and other companies.
Turku University offers diverse research and consulting services in the fields of maritime industries and logistics for public and private sector organizations. Annually they carry out dozens of research and consulting projects both nationally and internationally.
Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd. is a modern learning, training and development center for enterprises, educational institutes and researchers in the region of Turku and Southwest Finland. The Center provides a dynamic and comprehensive environment for applied research and professional specialisation. Its facilities and services form a framework which supports and fosters cooperation between educational institutes, researcher organisations and local businesses.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
The scrubber, which was installed on Langh Ship’s m/s Laura in spring 2013, has been functioning perfectly already over one year. The exhaust gas is cleaned in line with the requirements of the upcoming regulations and the washing water is also cleaned. The performance of the water treatment is also unique as the water content of residual sludge is minimal.
Carina Solutions Oy deliver production and manufacturing services globally. Customer relations are based on long-term co-operation and contract structures supporting the customer company’s business objectives. Also they deliver installation services and installation project management services globally. Installation projects may cover large areas and include installation planning, procurement, installation work as well as customer and official approvals.
We had a great weather and perfect working atmosphere the whole trip.
Our next trip is planned to Norway and Sweden in July.
About the programme:
The program is established for the period 2009-2013 to promote and strengthen economic cooperation, entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities in the NB8 countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden). The overall goal is to increase the global competitive power of the region.
Green transport and transport corridors related infrastructure development is one of Latvia priorities for next EU budget planning period. Meanwhile Green corridors concept in Latvia is relatively unknown.