STX Finland Cruise Oy has three yards in Finland, situated in the cities of Turku, Helsinki and Rauma.
The company belongs to the STX Europe group comprising 15 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Norway, Romania and Vietnam, in addition to ownership in three yards in Germany and Ukraine. The product range of STX Europe, with some 16,000 employees, includes passenger vessels and offshore vessels. The principal shareholder in STX Europe is the international industrial corporation STX Business Group
The number of personnel in the Finnish yards amounts to some 3,800 employees. The company`s "assembly yard" concept means employing directly these "own" people and lots of others in co-operation companies, thus boosting the whole surrounding economic region.
The yard in Turku, with a land area of 144 hectares, is one of the biggest and most modern shipyards in Europe, building post-panama size cruise vessels, the newbuilding dock measuring 365x80 m.
The yard in Helsinki is specializing in car-passenger ferries. The modern shipyard has a covered dry dock of 280.5x34 m.
The Rauma yard with a newbuilding dock measuring 260x85 m is the world`s leading ferry builder, and is also specialized in small cruise ships, multipurpose icebreakers and naval craft.
STX Europe has built, or is building, all 15 of the largest cruise ships in the world. Finland´s biggest export product for the time being, cruise vessel Freedom of the Seas was delivered from Turku in April 2006, and will be the world´s largest cruise ship (together with two sisters, Liberty of the Seas and Independence of the Seas, also from Aker Yards) until autumn 2009, when the even bigger vessel, "Oasis of the Seas" will be delivered, also from Turku. The second in the Oasis class, "Allure of the Seas" is to follow in 2010.
STX Europe is known for innovative design prototypes. Besides the world´s largest delivered, innovations like the first all-outside-cabin cruise ships, prefabricated cabins and bathroom modules, and indoor promenade originate from STX Europe.
The orderbook of STX Finland Cruise Oy consists of six newbuildings, the value of signed contracts being approx. 2.6 billion euro: The world's two largest cruise vessels for Royal Caribbean, a cruise ferry for Tallink, a passenger ferry for Brittany Ferries and two car-passenger ferries for P&O Ferries.