Ship building company Aker Finnyards Oy and IT service provider Fujitsu Services Oy have signed an agreement on the provision of IT infrastructure services, applying Fujitsu's Patja operating model.
The agreement is an extension to one signed in autumn 2003 on IT services for the yard in Turku. As of now, the yards in Helsinki and Rauma will be included in the service, the total number of workstations reaching now 1,400.
Aker Yards will also transfer the management of its servers to Fujitsu, acquiring all server capacity as a service from Fujitsu. In practice, Aker Yards will be giving up its 150 in-house servers and computer room, which is located at the Turku yard.
The current Aker Finnyards Oy was formed two years ago upon the merger of Kvaerner Masa-Yards and the then Aker Finnyards. In the post-merger situation, the company sites were managed by different IT service companies.
"Our purpose with the competitive bidding was to get all our three yards under one service agreement and to achieve some volume advantage", says Renny Salminen, CIO of Aker Yards in Finland.
CIO Renny Salminen, Aker Yards, Finland, tel. +358 10 6700
Sales Manager Pekka Liespuu, Fujitsu, tel. +358 50 3644 576
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels, offshore & specialized vessels.
Aker Yards, with an annual turnover of euro 2 bn, comprises 13 yards in Norway, Finland, Germany, Romania and Brazil and has approximately 13,000 employees. In Finland Aker Yards has three yards: in Turku, Helsinki and Rauma.
Aker Yards is part of the Aker Group (www.akerasa.com), a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 40,000 employees and EUR 7.5 billion revenues. Aker owns 55.6 per cent of Aker Yards, and the group is also a significant participant in the oil & gas business as well as the fisheries industry.
Date: 15 helmikuuta, 2006