YardMate, with its network member Sims Pump Valve Company, has opened discussions with Viking Line Abp, a public limited company and a market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea.
Sims Pump Valve Company is a manufacturer of Simsite structural composite Impellers and Rings for centrifugal pumps and producer of Simsite structural composite pumps. YardMate is a shipbuilding consortium that supports shipbuilders, shipyards and marine subcontractors in their operations.
The three companies met at Viking Line headquarters in Mariehamn, Åland. Viking Line was represented by Senior Vice President Ulf Hagström, Superintendent, Engine LNG Kenneth Johansson and Technical Fleet Manager, Marine Operations Joacim Westerlund. The Sims representatives, President John Kozel and Project Manager Vladimir Agapitov flew to the meeting from New Jersey, U.S. YardMate was represented by CEO Kari Härkönen, the company founder and co-owner. The foundation for successful continuing discussions has been laid!
Photos by Kari Härkönen