Type of solution: Adding a mode
In order to stimulate value capturing and attracting a growing amount of high tech companies a R&D test center has been opened by Rolls Royce on 25 January 2018 with state-of-the-art research facilities in Turku. This center aims to develop technologies required to shape the future of an increasingly more autonomous global shipping industry (R&D center for Autonomous Ships). By the opening of this R&D center the innovative focus of the Turku regions is stimulated. Examples of innovations that has been executed already are the two separate cases (1) Pilot area for Smart shipping and (2) Rotor sail technology.
Viking Line’s flagship cruise liner ‘Grace’ is the first passenger liner in the world to use the rotor sail technology developed by the Finnish firm NorsePower. Expected to reduce carbon emissions by up to 900 tons per year. Fueled with LNG (liquid natural gas). Also promoting the well-begin of the Sea.