Turku Repair Yard, founded in 1989, continues the long traditions of Finnish ship repairs in Naantali. The company also used to operate in the ports of Turku and Helsinki, but since 2003 all operations have been concentrated in the Port of Naantali. Turku Repair Yard’s complex is located on the island of Luonnonmaa and the company employs about 100 employees. During busy periods an additional 250-300 workers can be employed.
The Luonnonmaa shipyard is one of the largest dry docks in Northern Europe. Close to a hundred ships visit the dock annually and the personnel have long experience of demanding repairs and conversions. In addition to the repairs performed on site, Turku Repair Yard offers voyage repair services in ports or at sea. When, for example, a customer’s ship in Rotterdam needs repairs, the voyage repair unit of Turku Repair Yard is available.
The subsidiary of Turku Repair Yard, LTT-Tekniikka, specialises in surface treatment and can handle even the most difficult assignments. The long experience and strong expertise of personnel can be seen in the mastery of various surface treatment methods.
The advantage of Naantali, from the Repair Yard’s point of view, is that the port and the oil harbour both have heavy traffic, meaning potential customers. In addition, the location of the port at the junction between two major roads is logistically favourable.
Turku Repair Yard also cooperates with other companies operating in the Port of Naantali, mainly Finnlink, whose boats ship large cargo items to Sweden quickly and flexibly.
All in all, the Port of Naantali offers excellent opportunities for Turku Repair Yard, both now and in the future.
Turku Repair Yard Ltd
Navirentie, PL 212
Tel. +358 2 44 511
Fax: +358 2 445 1407
Suomen Viljava Oy is the largest company in Finland to store and handle grain, grain-based products and fodder materials.
Suomen Viljava Oy offers services to both domestic companies and import, export and transit businesses. The company is owned by the state and it operates in 20 locations in Finland. Suomen Viljava has 85 employees and an annual turnover of 15 million euros. Trained personnel and modern equipment enable high-quality services and their development in cooperation with customers.
Suomen Viljava Oy continues the warehousing services of the Finnish Grain Board, founded in 1928. From 1995 to 2003 the company operated under the name of Avena Siilot Oy. The largest unit of Suomen Viljava operates in the port of Naantali. The warehouse and grain silos were built in three stages in 1959, 1970 and 1982. The silos can hold about 230 million kilos of grain and other loose material. The complex has two ship loading and unloading lines that can handle 500 tonnes of material per hour. A seed plant specialising in handling grass seeds also operates in the same complex.
Logistically the location of the Naantali warehouse is excellent. The fodder and food industry situated near Naantali provides synergy benefits for both Viljava and the industries in the region. The companies trading in grain have an efficient handling and warehousing facility within easy reach of the main grain-growing areas and the grain-processing industry. The harbour area also has direct railway and road connections, making it easy for trucks to reach the harbour without having to drive through dense city centre areas. A rail gauge that is the same as Russian railway lines enables flexible and fast transits to and from the Naantali warehouse.
Suomen Viljava Oy
Tel. +358 10 346 4620
Fax. +358 10 346 4621
Stevena Oy is a full-service, flexible port operator which belongs to a 128-year-old Backman-Trummer Group, which in turn is a part of Finnish KWH Group. Stevena was founded in 1982 in Naantali. Stevena provides its customers with conventional stevedoring, roro operations, terminal operations, warehousing, value added logistics and integrated logistics management. In practice, the customers get all the services from one desk. Forwarding is done by Backman-Trummer who has a representative in Stevena's premises in Naantali.
As far as Stevena's businesses in Naantali are concerned, the corner stones are bulk handling and different VAL services. As a good example of the latter, Stevena built a de-bagging station in Luonnonmaa. It makes customer service more effective, and is up to the modern hygienic and safety standards. And when we think about the bulk handling as a whole, there is no denying that Stevena is one of the leading companies in this field. The customer base of Stevena consists of chemical, livestock feed, construction and grocery companies that transport large quantities by ship. Other customers of Stevena are shipping companies, importers and industry wholesale companies.
Backman-Trummer believes in the competitive edge of Naantali and has founded a new company in the vicinity of the port: BT Logistore offers warm warehousing services by the road which leads to the port, only a mile away. BT Logistore supports the services provided by its sister Stevena.
phone +358-2-433 8300 (switch)
fax. +358-2-433 8340
Neste Oil Oyj is one of the leading oil refining and marketing companies in Northern Europe. The main business area of Neste Oil is the development and manufacture of high-quality clean traffic oil products. Several of Neste Oil’s oil products are based on own technology, the most recent addition to the range being next-generation bio diesel, which helps to reduce greenhouse emissions.
The Finnish refineries of Neste Oil are located in Naantali and Porvoo. In addition to these, Neste Oil has a widespread retail network in Finland and the Baltic area and a modern fleet for transporting crude oil and oil products. The company employs 4 500 professionals of whom 400 work in the Naantali refinery. The Naantali plant refines over 3 million tonnes of crude oil per year.
The history of Neste Oil began during the war in the1940s when it was realised that Finland had no domestic oil refining capabilities or sufficient oil reserves. The state built the first oil reserves in Naantali Tupavuori between 1943 and 1948, and in 1948 the reserve was transferred to be the responsibility of Neste Oy. The refinery was built in the harbour in 1957. The main reasons for choosing the port of Naantali were the sheltered channel and strategically well-placed harbour.
Nowadays the Neste Oil refinery covers 300 hectares in Naantali. Over 400 ships dock at the refinery every year and they carry about 4 million tonnes of oil and oil products. The crude oil to be refined at Neste Oil is mainly shipped to Naantali from Primorsk, Russia, in heavy tankers. About 40% of oil products are shipped to customers, both domestic and foreign. The rest of the products are transported by road to domestic customers.
Neste Oil Oyj
Tel. +358 10 45 811
Fax. +358 10 458 6256
The Fortum power plant in Naantali mainly burns coal but also gas and heating oil from the neighbouring Neste Oil refinery, and sawdust.
The power plant, which was originally intended to supply energy alone, now produces about 80% of the Turku region’s municipal heating and steam used by heavy industry by the combined heat and power (CHP) method. The power plant has also invested considerably in air protection technology to minimise the effects of energy production on the environment.
During the war in 1940 an oil reserve was founded by the state in Tupavuori in Naantali, where the oil harbour is now situated. The Neste Oil refinery was built in the 1950s next to the oil reserve and later also a power plant constructed by Imatran Voima, since a major electricity supplier was needed in western Finland.
The port of Naantali was chosen as the site of the coal power plant because the harbour provided an excellent channel for imported coal and the neighbouring refinery was able to provide an expert workforce for the construction site. The port of Naantali is also optimal because of the bedrock foundation that can be used to dig tunnels etc. If the use of coal declines in the future, the site could also be used for example for a gas burning plant. The proximity of the harbour is also important for shipping of the bio-based fuels in the future.
Fortum and the industries operating in the harbour cooperate in particular in the energy sector. The power plant uses heating oil and gas from the oil refinery and, in its turn, supplies steam for the processes of Finnfeeds, ExxonMobil and Neste Oil. The heat from the power plant is also used to warm up the terminal and Suomen Viljava grain silos and warehouses. The companies operating in the harbour have also cooperated in, for example, providing healthcare, employment and personnel training.
Fortum Power and Heat Oy
Power plant in Naantali
Tel. +358 10 454 2111
Fax. +358 10 454 2375
Oy Finnlink Ab, founded in 1988, is part of the Finnlines group. Finnlink ferries ship freight and passengers between Naantali and Kapellskär in Sweden.
Traffic from Naantali began with one ship in 1996 and in 1997 Finnlink transferred the rest of its ships to the route. The company has six daily departures on the route, three from Naantali and three from Kapellskär.
The port of Naantali is a strategic choice for Finnlink. Both Naantali’s and Kapellskär’s locations are optimal in terms of freight traffic. The sea voyage takes a maximum of eight hours, so if a truck is loaded for example in Salo, Finland, at 14.00 it can leave on Finnlink’s 17.00 boat and would be in Sweden at 23.00. This way the goods can often be unloaded at the destination as early as the next morning. With its timetables Finnlink is able to offer efficient freight transport, between Finland and Sweden, of the type required by professional cargo transport.
The road network to the port of Naantali is also excellent. Big trucks do not need to drive through crowded city centres as the cars can reach the highway straight from the harbour. The other advantage is the channel that stays open all year round. Clear channels are a must when the traffic is heavy and the ships must sail on time, round the clock, regardless of the weather or season.
“The port authority in Naantali understands the basis of our business. The port has always been understanding of our timetables and quay needs.”
Oy FinnLink Ab
Tel. +358 10 436 7620
Fax. +358 10 436 7660
Finnfeeds Finland Oy is part of the global Danisco group. The company produces and develops food and fodder improvements, industrial enzymes, sweeteners and sugar.
Danisco operates in over one hundred countries. Finnfeeds Finland Oy is part of the group’s Animal Nutrition division and specialises in the production of crystalline betaine (trimethylglycine) extracted from sugar beet-based solutions. The process uses a chromatographic separation method, patented by Danisco. The Finnfeeds Finland production facility is the largest betaine factory in the world.
The history of the Naantali plant goes back to 1951, when Oy Juurikassokeri Ab was founded. Sugar production started two years later. The new technology-based separation process started in 1978 and since 1979 the factory has produced betaine. The entire production effort was concentrated on the production of betaine in 1990, when sugar production in Naantali ceased.
Betaine is used in several grocery and chemical industry products, for example in animal fodder to increase growth, in cosmetic products such as moisturiser and to lessen skin irritation and in food as a functional ingredient. Betaine is also used in agriculture to increase the crop, especially in harsh growing environments.
For Finnfeeds Finland Oy, the location of the plant in the port of Naantali is a strategic choice, since most of the material arrives in sea containers or tankers from Europe and the USA. In addition, 97% of production is shipped to Europe, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Africa. The favourable logistical location of the plant in the port of Naantali in the logistical import and export hub is essential for the effective operation of the factory. The sheltered, always open channel is also a great advantage for Naantali, as many ingredients used in betaine production come from countries whose fleets are not meant for heavy winters and icy conditions in the north.
“For many years we have been very happy with our cooperation with the port of Naantali. Communication has always been positive, and the companies operating in the harbour have been able to find clear synergy benefits. Our company was the first to start cooperating with Fortum power plant for the supply of energy, for example.”
Danisco Animal Nutrition
Tel. +358 10 431 020
Fax. +358 10 431 8333
Mobil Oil Oy Ab operates a lubricant factory in the port of Naantali. The factory produces and packs lubricants under the Esso and Mobil brands, such as Mobil 1, well known to car owners all over the world.
The annual production of the factory is about 70 million litres, which has been tripled since 2000. Since 2003 the factory has been responsible for exporting Esso and Mobil products to Russia, the Baltic States and Kazakhstan in addition to the domestic markets. The factory works in the harbour in two shifts and employs 65 workers. In addition to lubricant manufacturing, the unit has its own quality assurance laboratory in Naantali.
A base oil ship from ExxonMobil refineries in Europe ships about 3000 tonnes of ingredients for the lubricants to Naantali every three weeks. At the factory different additional ingredients are added to the base. The ingredients vary according to the desired qualities of the lubricant.
The Mobil Oil Oy Ab factory in Naantali was founded in 1957. The site was chosen because the port had a well-situated, ready-made landing place for the base oil ship. The existence of a year-round free channel that ensured the uninterrupted shipping of oil to the factory also weighted in the decision. The channel in Naantali stays open and ice-free even in the coldest winters and the port is accessible in any weather. The ingredients needed in the process are shipped to the harbour in sea containers and empty barrels can be transported quickly from Sweden on the boats of a cooperation partner sailing to the port.
Operating in Naantali is also beneficial for ExxonMobil because of good customs services. About 15% of the factory’s lubricants are transported to Russia, Siberia and Kazakhstan and a rail gauge identical to Russian railway lines makes transporting goods considerably easier. The Russian partners of ExxonMobil consider the direct railway connection from the port of Naantali and the location of the harbour very important for the ease of the cooperation.
Tel. +358 10 55 711
Fax. +358 10 557 5310