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Finnish naval architects target German market

Helsinki-headquartered naval architect and marine engineering company, Foreship Ltd, is preparing to open an office in Hamburg’s Hafen City. Foreship GmbH, led by the company’s current head of Machinery, Olli Somerkallio, will aim to strengthen links...

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Italian/French yard takeover faces EU investigation

Italian yard Fincantieri faces a full-scale European Union competition investigation into its takeover bid for French yard Chantiers de l'Atlantique on concerns the deal would reduce competition, sources said. The European Commission's preliminary...

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Norsepower strengthens global network

Helsinki-based Norsepower Oy Ltd, designer and manufacturer of wind propulsion systems for commercial ships, has reinforced its global supply and service network through the signing of an agreement with technology company Wärtsilä. The accord comes...

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Private equity group acquires majority holdings in maritime e-learning firms

AIM-listed Oakley Capital Investments Limited has acquired majority holdings in the two e-learning businesses, Seagull and Videotel.

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Försterling new board member at Sloman Neptun

Following the recent retirement of Dirk Lohmann, a long-standing member of the executive board, Guido Försterling was appointed to the executive board of Sloman Neptun Schiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft on May 1.

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Wärtsilä acquires Ships Electronics Services Ltd and strengthens UK service support

Technology and automation group, Wärtsilä, has acquired UK navigation and communication electronics company, Ships Electronics Services Ltd.

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Vickers Oils opens R&D facility to support expansion plans

A new research and development laboratory, together with an upgrading of existing research facilities, have been completed by Vickers Oil, a UK-based developer and producer of high-performance, environmentally acceptable lubricants for shipping, textile and other industrial sectors. The new R&D laboratory is part of a four-year project to modernise and extend the company’s facilities.




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