Valmet Specializing In Meeting Requirements Of The Offshore Industry

Valmet Corporation, Finland, and the engineering and consulting company Foster Wheeler Petroleum Development Limited, United Kingdom, signed a technical cooperation agreement in January with respect to offshore projects. The agreement is part of Valmet's Arctic offshore strategy and a big step forward in preparing for the expected changes in Soviet demand. With the agreement, Valment will have access to the latest technology in offshore engineering, since Foster Wheeler Petroleum Development is one of the forerunners in the field.

Valmet is one of Finland's main industrial groups, comprising a large number of engineering works and shipyards. Valmet Shipbuilding Group consists of three shipyards specializing in sophisticated vessels ranging from small tugs and fishing vessels to big barge carriers. Its capabilities for the offshore market include research and accommodation vessels, oil pollution combating and Arctic vessels, and a new type of supply vessel. It also designs, engineers and manufactures research, service and construction vessels as well as topside modules for the offshore industry, and Valmet's large design force makes it capable of tailoring solutions to the last detail.

Most designs are Arctic class, making year-round Arctic transportation possible.

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