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The Turku region is the most significant cluster of maritime expertise in Finland

The Turku region is known for building the biggest cruise ships in the world and for developing smart, autonomous ships. The Blue Industry Park in Turku is the place where the future of the maritime industry is being planned, developed and constructed. The park aims to be the leading production and innovation hub of the maritime industry in Europe.

Shipbuilding in Turku goes back to the 18th century. Nowadays, the industry employs over 8000 people in over 400 companies, which makes the region the most significant hub of maritime production in Finland. Nearly a third of maritime industry companies in Finland is located in the Turku economic region.

In addition to shipbuilding, our region also boasts strong expertise in offshore and arctic technologies.

MaritimeTurku is our cooperational network

MaritimeTurku is a strong collaborative network based on maritime expertise and innovation, and it serves a variety of the field’s research, development and business needs. The global market challenges of the future and climate change require constant renewal and new, international networking as well as bold expeditions into new areas of research and business.

The leader of the MaritimeTurku pack is Meyer Turku Oy, whose list of orders stretches all the way to 2025. Other significant actors include Kongsberg Maritime Finland Oy, Mobimar, Admares, Wärtsilä, FCR Finland, Åboa Mare, Awake.ai and VTT Senseway.

Our region offers fascinating career opportunities for experts. You can find valuable information about these on the Career in Southwest Finland site.

The maritime industry offers many career opportunities in the Turku region. Our Talent team assists companies looking for skilled workers and markets the Turku region for international talents.

New Subcontractors for the Maritime Industry

Get to know the maritime industry and the opportunities provided by its expansive cooperation network. The maritime industry information package tells you why it’s worth familiarising yourself with the industry, what kind of companies are especially sought after and how to get involved in the network. You can access the information package by clicking here.

Companies of the Maritime cluster in Southwest Finland

5 shipyards
15 ship-owners
20 design offices
600 network companies

The Southwest Finland Maritime cluster

3.3 billion euros in turnover
27 % of Finnish maritime jobs
11000 employees and other personnel

GET TO KNOW MORE OF THE TURKU REGION’S STRENGTHS