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EU projects

Port of Naantali participates in various EU projects: 


Intelligent Sea - Integrated digital services for efficient and safe maritime navigation

Time period 10/2018-12/2021

The project aims to improve the safety and efficiency of maritime fairways through digitalization. In the project, floating as well as land-based aids to navigation will be equipped with devices for remote monitoring and control as well as environmental sensors. The fairway data produced by the aids to navigation will be integrated with other fairway and port data by combining several, currently separate, data and control systems into a single digital service cloud. In addition, the project will pilot marine high-speed broadband networks and monitoring of sulphur emissions from maritime transport by utilising aids to navigation, and alternative energy sources for them.

The project partners are Meritaito, the Port of Stockholm and the Port of Naantali. The innovative new technologies of the project will be piloted in the ports. The project outcomes will be available and interoperable for several different end-users, such as other maritime and inland ports as well as authorities.


Project objectives

  • Developing and piloting the InSea platform, which will integrate the currently separate control systems, port and fairway related data and the data coming from the navigational aids into a single digital service cloud. This will increase the safety of navigation as well as the efficiency of operations.
  • Piloting a high-speed broadband network to operate in the fairway and port area, using floating platforms (i.e. network buoys) which will contribute to the connectivity and information flow between vessels, ports and other parties.
  • Piloting alternative renewable energy sources for the smart buoys, thereby guaranteeing their self-sufficiency. Two technological solutions will be examined, namely seawater batteries and flexible solar panels.
  • Piloting compliance monitoring of SOX emissions from ships on fairways by employing smart floating navigational buoys. Remotely operated sniffer stations will record the emissions of passing sea vessels and operate on a continuous basis. The data from the sniffers will help e.g. the Port State Control authorities to decide if there is a need for an on-board check or other port control actions.


The project Intelligent Sea has been awarded funding from Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). 

You want to read more about project https://www.seahow.fi/en/company/insea.html




Improving safety, training and communication in Baltic sea region ports -Hazard- project

HAZARD project aims at mitigating the effects of major accidents and emergencies in major multimodal seaports in the Baltic Sea Region.

The project enables better preparedness, co-ordination and communication, more efficient actions to reduce damages and loss of life in emergencies, and handling of post-emergency situations by improving implementation of safety and security standards and regulations, interoperability of resources, communication between key stakeholders, usage of risk analysis methods and adoption of new technologies. The types of safety and security emergency include, for example, leakages of hazardous materials, fires on passanger ships at port, oil spills in port areas as well as explosions of gases or chemicals.

Activities improving safety and security

Better preparedness through joint exercises, improved communication in emergencies, better compliance of regulatory frameworks, enhancing the use of risk assessment methods, faster adoption of state-of- the-art technologies.

Cross-border co-operation

This project provides a unique transnational learning platform, where Rescue Services and Seaports can evaluate and improve their procedures and practices in emergencies supported by strong knowledge partners. The direct exposure to Baltic Sea Regions peers will help Rescue Services and Seaports to enchance their knowledge of current practices, thereby strengthening their capabilities in various type of safety and security incidents.

Duration of this project is from 2016 to 2019. Lead partner for this project is University of Turku/Turku School of Economics.

Please find more about this project

Hazard newsletters:

HAZARD newsletter no1

HAZARD newsletter no2

HAZARD newsletter no3

HAZARD newsletter no4

HAZARD newsletter no5

HAZARD newsletter no6:

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Gefahrgut_ Mehr Sicherheit in Häfen 6/2018

Major accident exercise in the port of Naantali on 18 October from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

An extensive major accident exercise related to the HAZARD project will be arranged on 18 October 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Naantali port area at the address Satamatie 13, 21100 Naantali, and at sea off Turku and Naantali on the fairways leading to their ports. During the exercise, a higher than normal number of vessels and vehicles of the authorities as well as helicopters will be moving in the area. Some harmless smoke may also be observed in the area. The exercise is part of the EU-funded Interreg programme of the Baltic Sea. At the same time with the major accident exercise, the Naantali oil refinery will arrange a map exercise related to the handling of dangerous goods and accident situations in accordance with the Seveso directive.

The scenario of the exercise is the assumed collision of a passenger vessel and an oil tanker on the fairway leading to the ports of Turku and Naantali. Around 50 people are injured on board the passenger vessel due to the collision, and they are evacuated from the vessel to the port of Naantali. A fire breaks out on the passenger vessel, and oil leaks from both vessels to the sea. The evacuation and fire extinguishing will be performed and controlled by the Border Guard which will be assisted by three MIRG groups (two groups from the Southwest Finland Emergency Services and one from the Helsinki City Rescue Department). Southwest Finland Emergency Services will be called to respond to the oils spill and it will have six vessels in the operation.

The project focuses on the prevention and management of accidents and examines the safety aspects of transports in the Baltic Sea region ports. The goal is to develop the safety practices and facilitate the work with the constantly changing and specified safety regulations and requirements. Those goals are aimed at, for example, through joint exercises involving port operators and the rescue authorities. The organisations taking part in the exercise are Southwest Finland Emergency Services, Helsinki City Rescue Department, Emergency Medical Services, the Finnish Border Guard, Police, Port of Turku, Port of Naantali, Neste Corporation, and the Turku School of Economics.

Port of Naantali’s goals in the HAZARD project:

The Port participates in accident exercises as well as safety training and seminars in co-operation with the Emergency Services, port operators, shipping companies, transport companies etc. The goal is to simulate accident situations and learn the best practices for the management of crisis situations, and thus develop and update the Port’s own internal and external rescue plans, safety processes, practices and equipment. Development of the Port’s internal and external crisis communication is also one of the key goals.

Twitter: #HAZARDproject

Inhabitants are requested to read the safety notices

Inhabitants in the nearby areas are requested to read the safety notices of the Port of Naantali and Neste Corporation’s Naantali oil refinery which include e.g. information on the companies and the chemicals stored in the area, as well as instructions in case of an accident.

Twitter: #neste2017 and #naantali

Unauthorised access to the port area is strictly prohibited.

HAZARD_project description

Some pictures from Hazard - training and exercise at the port of Naantali, April 19th 2016.

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