In the FVG cruise industry cluster, some leading world level companies like Fincantieri and Wärtsilä stand out.
Fincantieri is one of the most important, diversified shipbuilding concerns in the world, with 200 years of history marked by the construction of over 7,000 ships of all types. It is a world leader in the construction of cruise ships and a major player in other sectors, ranging from naval vessels to cruise ferries, from mega yachts to high added value ships to repairs and conversions. The group is headquartered in Trieste and, with a work force of approx 10,000 people, has in Italy 8 shipyards and 2 design centres: Trieste, the largest in Europe, and Genoa. Fincantieri operates in the United States by means of its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG). The company cooperates both with civilian and military customers, e.g. the US Navy and US Coast Guard, and has 3 shipyards (Marinette Marine, Bay Shipbuilding, Ace Marine) in the Great Lakes Region.
Since 2002 to date Fincantieri has built or has in order over 100 ships to the value of 22 billion euro and has developed several prototypes in all of its business segments.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2011, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.2 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing solutions for the marine industry that are environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible, and economically sound. Our solutions are based on our customers’ needs and include products, systems and services. Being a technology leader in this field and through the experience, know-how and dedication of our personnel, we are able to customise optimised solutions for the benefit of our clients around the world.