Construction starts on Finnish Border Guard’s first Turva-class patrol ship

Shipbuilder Meyer Turku has held a steel-cutting ceremony for first Turva-class patrol ship to be builf for Finnish Border Guard.

Meyer Turku

The steel-cutting ceremony was held in Gdansk, Poland on December 13.

Meyer Turku is contracted to deliver two Turva-class vessels for the Finnish Border Guard. The aim is to replace the Border Guard’s older patrol vessels.

The performance of the Border Guard’s ships under construction will improve significantly compared to the outgoing ships, for example advanced monitoring systems and data transfer solutions will improve situational awareness and data sharing. The new ships are designed to be low-emission and energy-efficient.

“The construction process is implemented across the board in accordance with Meyer Turku’s quality requirements in the premises of our long-term partner shipyards. We are satisfied that we have reached the beginning of the concrete construction phase and we look forward to the continuation of the excellent cooperation so far,” said Tapani Pulli, Deputy CEO of Meyer Turku.

The first ship is scheduled to be completed in 2025. The second of the ships will be completed a year after this in 2026. It’s intended to use the new ships until the 2050’s.