Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy has successfully completed the mid-life upgrade on the 3rd and last vessel of the series, minelayer Pyhäranta.

In the project Atlas Elektronik Finland acted as the prime contractor towards the end customer and Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy was responsible for the ship systems.

The hand over took place on 29.11.2017. The project was delivered on time and within the budget.

On the occasion of the handover ceremony, Jaakko Savisaari, CEO of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland, said:

“All ships were delivered on schedule and all the customer requirements were fulfilled. The success of this project has been achieved by the professionalism and expertise, the good cooperation, trust and transparency of the whole team. We, the shipyard, our sub-suppliers, the Logistics Command and the end users, the Navy, have all shared the same objective.”

The mid-life upgrade consisted of replacing all ship systems and bringing new systems onboard. The ships were originally delivered in the beginning of the 1990s. The minelaying and maritime transport capacity of the ships was maintained and support ship functions were developed in the upgrade. The ships are now capable of serving the Navy far into the 2030s.

During the competition phase for the PANSIO class mid-life upgrade, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland strengthened its capabilities and broadened its competencies for the prime contractor role. The practical work has been done at the shipyard, Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy, in a cooperative team consisting of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland, shipyard, system suppliers and sub-contractors, customer and end user representatives. Good cooperation and quality on all levels has been the key to success for this comprehensive project.