Kalmarine and Bluetech Finland have formed a partnership to provide turnkey management and engineering services to the marine industry, with an immediate focus on the cruise market.
Petri Hakulinen, Partner/CEO Bluetech Finland, explained; “We were looking for opportunities to expand our services for cruise ship owners and operators. Reconnecting with Christian, it was evident that our companies were a natural fit.”
Christian Compton, Kalmarine Principal/COO, added, “I first worked with Petri more than 15 years ago on cruise retrofits and it is exciting to continue our long-standing relationship. Petri has built a great team at Bluetech and to be able to join forces with them is a privilege.”
With continued growth in the cruise market, the combined experience, expertise and capacity of Kalmarine and Bluetech will enable the partnership to meet the demanding needs of operators and shipyards to execute larger and more challenging projects, the companies claimed.
Kalmarine specialises in project management from concept development through execution. Services include management and development for newbuilds, refits, drydockings, and energy saving upgrades.
Bluetech Finland is involved in cruise and cargo ship design, offering engineering services for shipowners, shipyards and marine suppliers.
The company’s expertise includes all ship design disciplines, including hydrodynamics, structures and machinery design.