Rauma Marine Constructions

Rauma Marine Constructions – Rauma New Ship Yard

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Building ships for specialist purposes and harsh conditions with skills and enthusiasm trusted for centuries

History — A new beginning to an old story

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) was formed in 2014. We have created a completely new starting point for the continuation of the long shipbuilding tradition in Rauma, dating back to the 1500’s.

Over the years Rauma shipyard and maritime cluster has gained extensive experience in building and servicing car & passenger ferries and specialized vessels such as icebreakers and naval vessels.

The outlook for small and medium sized vessels looks good for the foreseeable future. RMC aims to continue the strong shipbuilding tradition in Rauma with a new project-oriented and partner network approach.

The story of excellence continues…

Hundreds of ships constructed in Rauma are today sailing and operating all the seas of the world

Business Idea — Project management and partner network

For every commission we create a uniquely specialized project team from our wide partner network based on the individual project needs.

This allows us to eliminate all non-value adding elements while retaining excellent flexibility. All partners are fully committed to the project success from the very beginning all the way up to vessel delivery.

RMC acts as the project manager in combining top Finnish Marine cluster know-how and products for every project. We are also responsible for project financing, control and quality.

Heikki Pöntynen

President & CEO

M.Sc. (Naval Arch.), EMBA

Mr Pöntynen comes to RMC on the back of an extensive international career in the Maritime sector. He worked for an extended period at MacGREGOR Group, where he held management positions in Finland, China and the USA. He has also worked in the machine tools industry for Finn-Power, where he was responsible for sales and marketing and product management in Finland and Italy. His experience also includes a Managing Director position at industrial furniture manufacturer Sovella Oy.

Before taking on the CEO responsibilities at RMC, Mr Pöntynen worked as SVP at Elomatic, a leading European consulting and engineering company, where he was responsible for their Marine and Offshore business line.

Mr. Pöntynen is also a Board Member of the Finnish Association of Maritime Industries since 2013.

Håkan Enlund

EVP, Sales and Marketing

M.Sc. (Engineering Mechanics)

Mr Enlund is a founding member of Rauma Marine Constructions. His long history in the Marine Industry includes employment at companies such as Baltic Yachts, Hollming Group, Finnyards and Aker Yards.

He has held several positions of responsibility in project management, sales and marketing over the years. In 2007 he became a member of the Management Team at Aker Yards, Rauma Shipyard and from 2010 he was appointed Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Mr Enlund is also a member of the DNV Ferry Committee and was elected its chairman in May 2003. He has also been a board member of Interferry since 2006.

Kai Nordman


M.Sc. (Industrial management)

Mr Nordman started his shipbuilding career just after graduation at Rauma Yards 1990. After serving few years as manager in management accounting, he gathered knowledge about shipyards operations while holding positions in production planning, design and operations planning.

Main achievements Mr Nordman gained while working in Aker Yards HQ in Norway with responsibilities covering the Business Control of Cruise & Ferry –division. He was also nominated as a member of Group management team in 2008 and further to management team of STX Finland after returning to Finland 2009. Before ending his almost quarter of century service in shipbuilding 2014, he played the key role of SVP Strategy.

Before re-joining to shipbuilding in the summer of 2016, Mr Nordman worked as SVP at Hollming Group, a family-owned conglomerate, which owns and develops businesses requiring special technological expertise. His main responsibilities were within Engineering works, where he also served as deputy for the President.

Markku Uusitalo

SVP, Production

B.Sc. (Automation Engineering)

Mr Uusitalo is an experienced production management expert. He started his career in the late 1980s as a hardware engineer at Hollming. Over the years he has held various design engineering, project management and production management positions both in Finland and abroad and worked on several prestigious vessel projects.

He was employed at Aker Finnyards from 2005 to 2007 as Production Manager for the Color Magic and Color Superspeed projects. In 2008 he transferred to STX Finland where he worked as Project Manager for the P&O ferry projects and from 2010 as Outfitting Production Manager at the STX Rauma shipyard.

At RMC he is responsible for production management.

Jukka Vasama

SVP, Engineering

M.Sc. (Naval Arch.)

Mr Vasama is responsible for RMC’s ship concept development and ship engineering. He started his career at the end of 1970s in the ship laboratory at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). Thereafter he was appointed as Project Engineer at the Wärtsilä Helsinki shipyard.

In the early 1990s he transferred to STX Finland Oy, Rauma where he headed the ship theory department and was subsequently appointed as manager of the naval architecture department where his team was responsible for ship concepts developed and built at Rauma shipyard.

In 2013 he was appointed as Vice President, Research and Development at STX Finland Oy. He joined RMC in July 2014.

Eino-Pekka Vuorento

VP, Finance

B.Sc. (Econ)

Mr Vuorento joined RMC in the summer of 2014. He has extensive financial management and business management experience. He has held finance-related positions in companies such as Finncarriers and RaumaStevedoring and has also worked as Managing Director of both Ahltronix Rauma and CT-Logistics.

For a significant part of his career his was involved in taking completely new operating models into use with network partners in the electronics industry.

In the early 2000s at CT-Logistics he was actively involved in the logistics field. Before joining RMC he was involved in developing operational models and service concepts for the welfare sector, which included real estate development.

Jyrki Heinimaa

Chairman of the Board

LL.M (Master of Law)

Mr Heinimaa, born in 1965 has an extensive experience in shipbuilding with special focus on project financing.

Mr Heinimaa joined Finnyards in 1995 as a company lawyer and after serving years as CFO, was nominated to the CEO position in 2002. Since the merger of Finnish yards Mr Heinimaa held various executive positions ranging from COO in Turku yard to Group financing in Oslo. Mr Heinimaa resigned from STX Finland in 2012 in order to accept the CEO position in the Hollming Group.

Back to shipbuilding he came in 2015 acting first as an advisor of BoD of Rauma Marine Constructions Oy and later, after membership in 2016, was nominated as the Chairman from beginning of 2017.

Karri Haaparinne

Member of the board


Mr. Haaparinne, born 1967 is the Deputy CEO and co-founding partner of Taaleri Plc. Taaleri is a financial group, whose parent company Taaleri Plc’s share is listed on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Taaleri provides wealth management and financing services to institutional investors, companies and private individuals. At the end of 2015, Taaleri had assets under management of EUR 3.9 billion and 3,500 wealth management clients. Taaleri Plc has more than 2,000 shareholders.

He has over 20 years previous experience in big Finnish banking institution holding different senior management positions. Over the years he has gained know-how in the wealth management and private equity industry. He has structured and negotiation finance for different private equity fund structures mainly for real estate and real asset funds.

Jussi Hattula

Advisory Member


Jussi works as an Investment Director at Finnish Industry Investment Ltd. He is currently responsible for major industrial investments having previously been leading the Venture Capital team at Finnish Industry Investment. Mr. Hattula is also a board member at Aker Arctic. Other board duties have included Eniram among others.

Prior responsibilities include working as an Investment Director at Eqvitec Partners and various managerial positions at TeliaSonera. Three years in US and Canada.

Tuomas Kaitila

Member of the board


Mr. Kaitila is a member of the RMC Board of Directors.

Mr. Kaitila, born 1971 is the co-founder of Sataservice Group. From its establishment in 2003 until fall 2014 Kaitila acted as the Managing Director and as a member of the Board of Directors for all Sataservice Group companies. Meanwhile the company grew from zero to 30M€ business in ten years it was also profitable each year. Sataservice became one of the largest and recognized industrial maintenance companies in Finnish technology and food industry. Kaitila has extensive experience in electrical, automation and mechanical maintenance projects. Tuomas Kaitila’s free time hobbies as the Commodore at the Yacht Club of Rauma include sail racing. He has won Finnish Championships medals several times in offshore sailing. His current sailing boat is partly built by himself.

Aarno Mannonen

Member of the board

M.Sc. (Naval Arch.)

Mr Mannonen worked in a long-term capacity at Hollming Oy Shipyard in Rauma first as Design Manager, then as Deputy Managing Director and finally as Managing Director. In all the aforementioned roles he was responsible for business development and sales.

He has extensive experience of shipbuilding (special vessels in particular) as well research device development and production. Over the years he has gained profound know-how in the requirements and building of research vessels, naval vessels and aluminium catamaran vessels as well as product development projects and navigation and communication instruments.

Mikko Niini

Member of the Board

M.Sc (Naval Architect)

Mikko Niini has 45 years of experience in shipbuilding. He joined Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard in 1970 for the “Manhattan” project to work on the very first ice model tests in Finland. Since then he has held different positions at Valmet Shipbuilding Group within design, marketing and sales (1971 to 1986), as Vice President of Wärtsilä Marine (1987-89), Kvaerner Masa-Yards (1989 to 2003) as well as Aker Yards. From 2004 to 2014 Mikko Niini served as CEO of Aker Arctic Technology Inc. During these years he has also been head of the companies’ Moscow Representation Offices.

Mikko Niini, today Managing Director of his own Arctic & Maritime Consultancy Vientistrategit Oy, is Chairman of the Board of Navidom Ltd, a Government owned ship asset management company for the former Neste tanker fleet, Board member in listed Aspo group’s bulk shipping company ESL Shipping and worked earlier in the Boards of OAO Kvaerner Vyborg Shipyard, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, OAO Pechormorneft as well as in Nemarc Shipping Company, ZAO Arctic Shipping Service, Murmansk and Troms Offshore AS until its recent takeover by Tidewater. He also acts as the Finnish Co-chairman of the Oil and Gas Working group in the Intergovernmental Finnish-Russian Committee for Economic Co-operation, as Chairman of the Finnish Maritime Association as well as Board member in Center for High North Logistics (CHNL), Kirkenes, Norway, Board of Finnish Sail Training Association and European Network of Maritime Clusters., He is member of the North European Committees of LR, BV, the Nordic Safety Committee of DNV GL and member of ABS, SNAME, RINA and STG.

Ari Salmi

Chairman of the board

B.Sc. (Eng.)

Mr Salmi has, among others, worked as Logistikas Oy’s Managing Director from 1997 and from 2013 as Chairman of the company’s board of directors.

He currently holds several positions of trust and is a member of the board of the Finnish Association of Logistics Companies, a member of the Confederation of Finnish Industries’ Logistics Committee, the Finnish Chamber of Commerce’s Traffic Committee as well as a board member of the Eurajoki Savings Bank.

Pekka Vataja

Member of the Board

LL.M (Master of Law)

Mr Pekka Vataja is a senior corporate banking executive with management experience gained from banks in Helsinki, New York and London. His career extends over many business cycles and through periods of organic growth as well as acquisitions, divestments and restructurings. He has in-depth knowledge of practices, products and structures relevant in dept capital markets and international corporate banking.

Pekka was member of Danske Bank Group’s North European CIB management group, from 2006 to 2010, and simultaneously member of Sampo Bank’s (Danske Bank’s Finnish subsidiary) management team. Prior to this, he was General Manager of Danske Bank Helsinki Branch 2000-2008 and General Manager of Postipankki New York Branch 1995-1998. From 1988 to 1994 he was Deputy General Manager and member of corporate credit committee at Postipankki Ltd. In 1986-1988 he was assigned to Postipankki London branch as senior manager in charge of project financing. He has also worked as director of financial and legal matters at a major construction company, Finn-Stroi Ltd, in 1984-1986. He started his career as in-house lawyer specializing in capital markets documentation.

Since 2010, Pekka has been an independent corporate advisor. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Power Deriva Oy, an investment service provider.

He holds an LL.M degree from the University of Helsinki (1978) and he is a senior lawyer, trained on the bench. Other studies include INSEAD AMP in 2004.

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Facilities — Rented facilities & acquired production facilities

We rent the required facilities from Seaside Industry Park Rauma and acquire production technologies from audited partners as needed.

We cooperate with Uudenkaupungin Työvene (Uki Workboats) to build vessels under 100 m in Uusikaupunki while the Rauma shipyard focuses on vessels of 100-200 metres in length.

  • Dry-dock: 260 m x 85 m
  • Lifting capacity: 450 tonnes
  • Outfitting quays: 240 m, 220 m
  • Building capacity: Up to 80 000 GT

Extensive experience in building and serving specialized vessels

Products/Ship types — Specialized ice-going vessels

Our products are special vessels of which generally only one or at most two of the same vessel is built. Our product portfolio include the following vessels:

  • Car & passenger ferries
  • Icebreakers
  • Coastguard vessels
  • Research vessels
  • Offshore service and construction vessels
  • Naval vessels

Rauma shipyard has extensive experience in building and servicing specialized vessels. It has e.g. built and serviced a significant share of the Finnish State’s vessels, including all multi-purpose ice breakers, large boarder guard patrol vessels and all Finnish Navy combat vessels built since 1986.

Rauma's shipbuilding competence has always been characterized by traditional spirit and pride

Services — Comprehensive life-cycle services

In addition to building specialized vessels RMC offers a wide range of supporting lifecycle services. We pride ourselves on providing excellent and cost-efficient services where every input adds value. We draw on our wide partner network to create the ideal project team best suited to every service contract.

Our dry-dock can incorporate vessels up to 260 metres in length. Our services include:

  • Dry-docking
  • Upgrades
  • Conversions
  • Repairs

Shipbuilding in and around Rauma stretches from 14th century merchant ships to ultra-modern, specialized vessels of the 21st century

Network of partners — Committed to project success

Drawing on the experience and expertise of our partner network is a key element of our business idea.

For every project we create a team of naval architects and engineering offices, hull designers, electrical engineering experts and device and equipment suppliers to work together with our own employees. All team members are committed to making the project a success.

RMC acts as the project manager in combining top Finnish Marine cluster know-how and products for every project

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Haemme 1-2 projekti-insinööriä

Projekti-insinööri toimii osana omaa suunnittelutiimiämme, joka vastaa myyntituotteidemme teknisestä kehittämisestä ja toimituslaajuuden määrittelystä. Suunnittelutiimissämme hän osallistuu myös rakenteilla olevien tuotteiden suunnittelutehtävien hoitoon. Laivanrakennustekniikan ja laivan teorian osaaminen on edellytys tämän tehtävän hoitamiseen.

Edellytämme laivan teorian osaamista ja koulutusta laivanrakennustekniikasta ja myös kokemusta laivaprojekteissa toimimisesta.

Tehtäviin vaaditaan erittäin hyvää kielitaitoa sekä niihin liittyy jonkin verran matkustamista.

Lähetä vapaamuotoinen hakemuksesi palkkapyyntöineen ja CV:si osoitteeseen: careers@RMCfinland.fi

Lisätietoja tehtävistä antaa:

Jukka Vasama, suunnittelujohtaja.
040-556 5433   jukka.vasama@RMCfinland.fi

Seafaring has always been vital to finns

Contact — Rauma Marine Constructions Oy


Newbuilding Products:

Håkan Enlund

Life-cycle Services:

Markku Uusitalo


P.O. Box 55, Suojantie 5, FI-26101 Rauma, Finland

Tel: +358 30 600 5400


E-mails: firstname.lastname@RMCfinland.fi