Partners and subcontractors

Enterprise Estonia (EAS) is a government agency in Estonia that provides support services to entrepreneurs and businesses. This includes development, consultation, and training services, as well as financing and guarantees. EAS also promotes Estonia as an attractive location for business and investment, manages funding programs to support high-potential companies, and works with local governments to drive regional economic development. EAS aims to create a strong and competitive business environment in Estonia, foster innovation and growth, and help businesses succeed both domestically and internationally.

Karmsund Gruppen is a Norwegian company that specializes in providing services and solutions to the maritime and offshore industries. Its services include ship design and engineering, shipbuilding and repair, marine electronics and automation, and offshore equipment rental and leasing. The company is known for its high-quality products and services, and its team of experienced engineers and technicians work closely with customers to develop customized solutions. Karmsund Gruppen also operates subsidiaries and joint ventures that specialize in ship maintenance and repair services, as well as logistics and supply chain solutions.

TalTech is a public technical university located in Tallinn, Estonia, offering degree programs in engineering, business, IT, science, and social sciences. The university has a strong focus on research and innovation and collaborates closely with industry partners to provide services such as business incubation, entrepreneurship training, and access to funding. TalTech’s commitment to providing practical, real-world solutions to global challenges, combined with its international orientation and strong ties to industry, make it a highly respected and influential institution in Estonia and beyond.

Dåfjorden Slipp is a Norwegian company that specializes in ship maintenance and repair services, as well as the construction of new ships. The company is located in the small village of Dåfjord in the municipality of Kvænangen in northern Norway. Dåfjorden Slipp has a team of experienced shipbuilders and technicians who are known for their high-quality workmanship and attention to detail. The company has a strong focus on meeting the needs of its customers and providing customized solutions to meet their unique requirements.

Tschudi Ship Management AS is an Estonian company that specializes in providing ship management services to ship owners and operators around the world. The company is part of the Tschudi Group, a Norwegian family-owned shipping company with a history dating back to 1883. Tschudi Ship Management AS offers a range of services, including crew management, technical management, and commercial management, and it has a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective services to its clients.

Aker Arctic is a Finnish company that specializes in the design, engineering, and testing of ice-going vessels and offshore structures. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Helsinki, Finland. Aker Arctic has a team of experts in ice technology, naval architecture, and structural engineering, who have designed and delivered more than 60 icebreakers, ice-going vessels, and offshore structures for clients worldwide. The company is known for its innovative and practical solutions that enable safe and efficient operations in ice-covered waters.

Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS (FMV) is a shipyard in Norway, specializing in design development, project planning/engineering services, new builds, conversion, and different service/base operations. The company, located in Fitjar, a small municipality south of Bergen, was established in 1957 and has approximately 130 employees. FMV is known for its high-quality workmanship and state-of-the-art vessels, several of which have been designed and built entirely in Fitjar. The company has a strong focus on meeting the needs of its customers and providing customized solutions to meet their unique requirements.

Established in 2019 by Sindre and Andreas, Stera Gruppen AS aspires to lead in innovative production and sustainable solutions. Their expert team in construction, mechanical design and strength calculations, offers comprehensive consultancy for maritime and land-based construction. Specializing in cutting-edge technologies like SolidWorks, Stera focuses on Computer Assisted Design (CAD), 3D printing and prototyping. With two 3D printers, they enable swift prototyping and plastic component production. Stera conducts strength assessments through hand calculations and Finite Element Method (FEM) analyses, complemented by realistic visualizations of 3D models. Committed to quality, Stera Gruppen is poised to provide tailored solutions, meeting the unique needs of their clients.

Pärnu Port, situated at the estuary of the Pärnu River in the southwestern part of Estonia, has evolved into a significant regional logistics hub, serving multiple Estonian counties. The port annually welcomes over 500 cargo vessels, handling approximately 2 million tons of cargo, with the majority constituting export goods. Pärnu Old Port’s city quay is also open to cruise ships, introducing an international flair to the region since 2017. Functioning as a crucial logistics center, the port is equipped with a ship repair yard, ship slip, and dry dock, offering vessels high-quality repair and inspection services. Pärnu Port is committed to providing expert, reliable, and environmentally conscious port services, contributing to regional economic development and ensuring employment stability.

Bifrost Tug AS (BFT) pioneers a green, secure, and cost-efficient maritime evolution. Specializing in tug solutions, BFT swiftly reduces emissions, facilitating a shift to zero-emission alternatives. The “Safeline Systems” towing hook and winch system ensures heightened safety for conventional and offshore towing vessels.
The groundbreaking BFT Icebreaker system offers a unique approach to breaking ice with tugs and other vessels. In the maritime sector, BFT’s technology enhances efficiency, cuts emissions, and minimizes motion on offshore rigs. Beyond products, BFT provides services for identifying and implementing innovative, environmentally friendly projects, making a lasting impact on the sustainability of the maritime industry.