Helsinki Shipyard spreads a positive message and does not give in to the COVID-19


Helsinki Shipyard Oy

Helsinki Shipyard Oy celebrates its 1-year birthday on May 20, 2020. In spite of the corona, we decided to celebrate the event, and this was accomplished by sending sweet greetings to all of our staff…

The first year of our operation has accommodated many positive events, such as a sale of two expedition cruise vessels, a completely new brand image, the launch of Helsinki Shipyard’s own website, the introduction of AVEVA, the production of expedition cruise vessel blocks in Klaipeda, and much more.

Remote working has brought its own spice to the first year, creeping in from the shipyard’s gate along with the corona as a whole new way of working for us shipyard’s people. About 80% of designers and other office persons have done remote work during the pandemic.

According to a survey on remote working, it has come to the shipyard to stay, as up to almost 95% of the respondents are interested in working remotely in the future as well. However, remote workers miss the corridor discussions at the office and the social proximity of the office. Remote working has also spawned a new form of shipyard info, HS Live shows, which have gained a great popularity among the staff. However, remote working is not possible in the yard’s production even during a pandemic, so in that sense it is good that the production work of the expedition cruise vessels at the yard will not start until August.

Next week, we’ll talk more about how we spread the positive message around us. Follow us on social media and pop on our website!

Additional information:

Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, CEO, Helsinki Shipyard Oy, tel. +358 10 622 2600

Helsinki Shipyard Oy is located in the capital of Finland and specializes in shipbuilding technology and building of special vessels for demanding conditions and routes. The shipyard has a long tradition and unmatched expertise in designing and building of icebreakers and other high ice-class vessels for operations in cold environment. In addition to the arctic know-how, our specialization covers also passenger ferries and cruise ships.