Autonomous Ships Research & Development Centre inspires Finnish maritime industry

News article 10.03.2017 10.22 fi sv en

A vessel on a sea (Photo: Rodeo)

Rolls-Royce, a dynamic international operator in the marine industry, has announced that it will centralise its remote-controlled and autonomous ships research and development centre in Finland. “From the perspective of Finland’s economy and maritime industry, this is significant and highly welcomed news,” says Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications.

“This centralisation decision will inspire the Finnish marine and ICT industries in the direction of product development and cooperation between universities and research institutes, and will offer new possibilities for subcontractors and product developers in the sector. "The decision reinforces Finland’s position as a developer and utiliser of autonomous traffic, and as one of the world’s leading modern marine technology manufacturing nations,” Minister Berner asserts.