The Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard and Aalto University will jointly work on developing technologies that can improve the environmental and safety aspects of seafaring.
The two parties will, among other things, investigate ways to reduce sea shipping's carbon footprint, e.g. through the use of new fuels.
"We wish to remain at the forefront of new development with regard to the construction of passenger car ferries, multipurpose icebreakers and government ships. The environment and safety are absolutely important to us. We are very happy with this collaboration agreement," Jyrki Heinimaa, President and CEO, RMC, commented.
Aalto University's Professor Pentti Kujala added, "This agreement will see us continue the close collaboration between the Rauma shipyard and the Otaniemi scientific community that began roughly 40 years ago. The confidence we have built over the years in our joint development work can be put to use as we seek solutions to problems related to ship safety and the environmental impact of ships."
Photo: Rauma Marine Constructions