The Right Company

Foreship Ltd. is an independent company, owned by the employees. Our specialty is ship design and engineering. Our personnel of more than 100 naval architects, marine & structural engineers, interior & HVAC designers and electrical engineers provide you with the flexible, high quality and personal service available only from a company of the right size. We apply state of the art software and sound judgement based on extensive experience in all of our projects.

Our customers include the world's largest cruise lines as well as passenger, cargo and offshore shipowners, leading shipyards and maritime suppliers. Highlights of our 16 years in operation can be seen by clicking on the year in the figure below.

Highlights from Foreship's History

Foreship Ltd. is founded by Markus Aarnio, Petri Hakulinen and Marcus Höglund. Our first project was a conversion design of a luxury yacht.
Turku Area Office was opened, lead by Marcus Höglund. Number of conversion projects escalates, including a rock-climbing wall for Royal Caribbean.
Foreship managed the RCI’s Nordic Empress conversion and made a large double hull tanker conversion for Fortum Oil. The number of employees has increased from the original three to sixteen.
Both Helsinki and Turku offices move to new offices due to increasing number of staff. Foreship starts a design of an arctic tanker for Aker Arctic Research Center.
Foreship sign a contract for basic design of the foreship of the 220,000 GT “Genesis”; the total scope will include also several turn-key areas.
Large conversion project for Finntrader is completed and receives an “Outstanding RoPax Conversion” –Award. Foreship also participates in the design of new yacht for President of Finland.
Foreship has completed more than 500 projects and expertise in conversions has lead to several project management tasks.
Very busy year with close to 150 projects including cruise ships, cargo ships, offshore vessels and many conversion jobs.
Year starts with several conversion and newbuilding projects, including ferries, cruise ships and ice breakers. New Helsinki and Turku area offices.
New Managing Director Janne Lietzén. Foreship delivers several large living quarters projects for offshore platforms through Almaco.
10th Anniversasy of Foreship Ltd. was in August 2012. Foreship's 1,000th project was completed.
Foreship BlueTech Ltd. founded, headed by Petri Hakulinen. DNV ISO 9001:2008 certification. New managing director Lauri Haavisto.
Foreship acquires electrical design office Queo Consulting to offer a complete service offering from a single supplier.
Very busy year with more than 300 projects including many cruise ship conversion and newbuilding projects. New Turku and Mariehamn offices.
Very busy year again. Revenue exceeded 10 million euros. Tallinn Office was established.
Busy year with Crystal Endeavor classification design and several passenger ship outline projects. Quality management system updated to meet ISO9000:2015 standard. New office in Helsinki.
Busy year with close to 400 projects including many large cruise ship conversions. Number of employees reached almost 100. Project Management Services was launched and Seattle office was opened.
An other busy year with more than 300 projects including record number large cruise ship conversions and passenger ship outline projects. Number of personnel exceeded 100. Private equity investor Vaaka Partners became the majority shareholder. Foreship GmbH in Hamburg was established.

The Right People

Dedication, Integrity and Understanding Your Needs are the Keys to Success

At Foreship we are well aware that Your success is also our success. Only through dedicated, experienced professionals with a solid understanding of your needs can we be of service. Our experts include Naval Architects, Marine Engineers, Structural Engineers, Interior Architects, Interior Designers and HVAC Designers, many having at least 10 years experience working in shipyards, consultancies or other marine industry positions in addition to their years at Foreship. This combination of experience and knowledge helps us ensure You will achieve the best possible outcome in your projects.

Career Opportunities

We are always looking for highly motivated and skilled professionals to strengthen the Foreship team but due to Covid-19 situation, we are unfortunately forced to take a break with new recruitments.

It's That Simple

Foreship prides itself on the integrity and commitment we bring to our work and the trust and confidence placed in us by our clientele. We are well known for large scale conversion projects, structural engineering and newbuilding concept designs and advanced engineering analysis and design solutions.

The management system of Foreship Ltd. is ISO 9001:2015 certified.