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Rauma Marine Constructions understands the traditions of Finnish maritime craftsmanship. Founded in summer 2014, the company continues and further develops the strong shipbuilding tradition in Finland.

RMC is specialised in the construction of multi-purpose icebreakers, car and passenger ferries, and naval combat vessels for the Finnish Defence Forces. Service vessels for the offshore industry are also part of the shipyard’s product portfolio. The company’s expertise in Arctic conditions supports its competitiveness in the market segment for ice-going vessels.

Rauma shipyard has supplied all major operators in Northern Europe:

  • Stena Line
  • TT-Line
  • Scandlines
  • Irish Ferries
  • SeaFrance
  • Tallink – Silja
  • North Link (Caledonian McBryne)
  • Color Line
  • P&O Ferries

 

Product portfolio

Passenger and car ferries
Icebreakers
Combat vessels
Research vessels
Steel structures

Rauma shipyard has seen many passenger and car ferries throughout the years. A total of 30 ferries and ro-ro ships have been constructed, including vessels to Tallink-Silja and the UK-based P&O Ferries.

The ageing of the European car ferry fleet and tightening environmental regulations will require the construction of new vessels within the next 10 to 15 years. The passenger and car ferry segment has the greatest market potential for RMC.

At the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard, construction of the company’s first ship commission, a 158-meter car & passenger ferry for the Danish shipping company Molslinjen, is underway. The ferry, named Hammershus, will operate between Danish islands, as well as on the Rønne – Sassnitz route between Bornholm and Germany for a part of the year.

The commission’s effect on employment is over a thousand man-years.

The Finnish marine industry is specialised in Arctic seafaring and in shipbuilding that meets the needs of these extreme conditions.

Finland stands a formidable chance of developing into the leading global cluster of the Arctic marine industry, as this is one of the key areas of expertise of the Finnish shipbuilding industry. Finland is the only country in the world where the Arctic marine industry is vertically integrated for all operations and services, and where the entire value chain is managed locally.

This value chain consists of four activities: operations, construction and maintenance, research and development, and training. Construction and maintenance form an area of responsibility with requirements that Rauma Marine Constructions meets the best of Finnish companies.

Rauma Marine Constructions represents world-leading expertise in Arctic shipbuilding, an area heavily relied upon by the know-how and competitiveness of the Finnish marine industry. The company designs, constructs and maintains ice-going vessels, based on its long experience and professionalism.

RMC is a crucial part of the growing Finnish Arctic marine cluster, and its operations are not in competition with other domestic shipyards. Without the input of the Rauma-based marine industry, vessels of a certain size class and segment will disappear from the range of Finnish products.

Over the years, a significant portion of Finnish governmental vessels have been built and serviced at the 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.

In spring 2017, Rauma Marine Constructions and the Finnish Defence Forces reached an agreement on the planning of four multi-role corvettes for the Squadron 2020 project.

As per the agreement, the design of the vessels will take into account the Defence Forces’ wishes for long-term operational presence in all weather and ice conditions and capabilities for the direction of naval operations, anti-surface warfare and minelaying, and possible anti-submarine capabilities. All of these areas of shipbuilding are clear strengths of Rauma Marine Constructions.

The planning agreement follows a previous letter of intent. In the three-phase process, the planning agreement will be followed by a construction agreement that is expected to be concluded in the year 2018.

Several research vessels have been built at the Rauma shipyard, including the South Savo regional environmental centre vessel known as Muikku. The fisheries research vessel RV Mirabilis of the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is also designed by the shipyard.

The nearly 30-year-old research vessel Aranda, owned by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), is currently undergoing general overhaul at the RMC shipyard in Rauma. During the repairs, the ship was lengthened by seven metres and developed to be more eco-friendly. The modernisation of a research vessel required broad expertise. Aranda will be the first Finnish vessel to utilise the latest battery technology.

Demand for research and service vessels that are specifically designed to operate in Arctic conditions is expected to increase in the future. RMC is able to meet this growing demand.

The Rauma Marine Constructions portfolio also includes a range of steel structures. For example, the steel platforms of the artificial island and floating villas supplied to the United Arab Emirates by the Turku-based company Admares are built at the Rauma shipyard. The latest of the villas were delivered to Dubai in the autumn of 2017.

RMC has also carried out deck superstructure steelwork for the Canadian Navy as a subcontractor of Almaco Group. In 2016, a deck superstructure was delivered to the Canadian shipbuilder Davie. The seven-story accommodation structure was incorporated into an old container ship.

RMC provides steelworks for all waterborne structures, such as power plants and floating recreation facilities.

Rauma Marine Constructions estimates that the market for floating real estate may experience particularly significant development due to the global shortage of living space caused by population growth and urbanisation.