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Meriaura Group continues the management of R/V ’Aranda

By 21.12.2020March 30th, 2021No Comments

VG-Shipping Oy and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) have renewed the agreement for the management of marine research vessel ’Aranda’. VG-Shipping won the public tender in autumn 2020 for both price and quality. The renewed contract covers the years 2021–2023 with two + two option years, and includes the crewing, operating and technical management of ’Aranda’.

“We are pleased to be able to continue the good and long-term cooperation with SYKE. Marine research and marine protection are important to Meriaura Group, and our values ​​and vision strongly support this work. We see a lot of opportunities in developing environmental protection and carbon-free navigation in cooperation with Finnish environmental research professionals,” says Ville Koskinen, Managing Director of VG-Shipping.

Aranda has been under VG-Shipping’s management since 2007. VG-Shipping has acted as a technical expert in Aranda’s renovation in 2017–2018, as well as in the fuel cell experiments conducted in summer 2020.

VG-Shipping has also conducted trial runs on bio-oil at Aranda, both for heating and as a power source.


For more information:

Ville Koskinen, Managing Director VG-Shipping Ltd.  tel. +358 40 584 81 79