Maritime Engineering in the Nordic Countries

Maritime Engineering and the Nordic countries

The Nordic countries have for centuries been strong in shipping and shipbuilding. This position has been driven by hard and sheer necessity in a harsh environment and under conditions where only the utmost care, the best qualifications, the hardest work and the highest degree of innovation could secure survival, physically and economically. On the other hand, those conditions have been crucial in the development of the high quality shipping that is characteristic for the Nordic countries. Today, people in the Nordic countries design, build and operate large fleets of modern, highly sophisticated ships and offshore units of all kinds, and there is a large industry of suppliers of equipment.

The Nordic maritime industry

The maritime industry includes ship designers, consultancies, ship owning companies, a classification society, offshore oil companies and engine manufacturers. To this one must add a large number of sub-system developers and subcontractors such as manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, from ropes, winches and paint to IT service, weather routing etc. Within each field one can mention large, world-leading companies such as Wallenius, A.P. Møller Mærsk, Barber WW, Det Norske Veritas, MAN Diesel, Stena, SSPA, ABB and Wärtsila.
19 JANUARY 2022