As a site, Rauma is particularly well suited for the construction of specialised vessels. In addition to products aimed at commercial markets, a significant portion of Finnish governmental vessels have been built and serviced throughout history at Rauma shipyard. The list includes all multi-purpose icebreakers and large patrol vessels. All combat vessels of the Finnish Navy commissioned since 1986 have also been constructed at Rauma.
Rauma complements and creates security for the Arctic marine industry cluster currently forming in Finland, and has a positive effect on the entire industry in its area. Home of the Rauma Maritime College, the city is the leader in the field of Arctic shipping.