Arctia’s icebreakers Fennica and Nordica will move to Kotka29.05.2019
The Finnish icebreakers Fennica and Nordica will move from Rauma to Kotka. Alongside the Katajanokka icebreaker base in Helsinki, Arctia will have a new icebreaker base at a quay of Kotka Marine Oy at Pikku-Hietanen.
The Fennica and Nordica will move to Kotka during the summer. “Kotka is a good location for the vessels. The Fennica and Nordica serve in the icebreaker business together with the other icebreakers. Arctia considers it excellent that the vessels are moving to a traditional seafaring town, Kotka. The Kotka area has plenty of expertise in this industry, and that expertise can also be utilised in issues such as the maintenance of the vessels,” says Arctia’s acting CEO Hannu Ylärinne.
Kotka Marine Oy and Power Tech Group Oy, the lessor of the Kotka icebreaker base, is currently better known for its full-service engineering business. “However, our roots are in ships and ship repairs. Through some structural changes, it is great to be able to again provide ships and Arctia Oy with services, although in a slightly different configuration than earlier,” says Kalle Sundberg, Managing Director of Kotka Marine Oy.
“Having the Fennica and Nordica amidst the operations of the biggest general, export and container port in Finland is a highly positive issue for the Port of HaminaKotka. The icebreakers will bring not only operational and supply security, but also a lot of positive image to our port and urban milieu,” says Kimmo Naski, CEO of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd.
Hannu Ylärinne, acting CEO, Arctia Oy
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Kalle Sundberg, Managing Director, Kotka Marine Oy
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Kimmo Naski, CEO, Port of HaminaKotka Ltd
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