Advisory Board - Technology & Shipbuilding

Esko Mustamäki

graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 1984 with MSc in Engineering and Shipbuilding and he has held several management level positions within the maritime sector.


He was employed by Wärtsilä Marine in 1980 and after that he has been employed by F-G Shipping Inc., Finnlines Plc, Finstaship and SET-Group Ltd.  


Mr Mustamäki worked as a Managing Director for Arctech Helsinki Shipyard 4/2011 - 12/2018. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard was founded in 2010 specialized in building icebreakers and other Arctic offshore and special vessels.



  • Helsinki University of Technology 1975-1984, Master of Science, Engineering, Shipbuilding (Industrial Engineering and Management)



Finnish, Swedish, English, German, Russian (basics)



  • Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc., Managing Director, 2011 – 2018

  • SET-Group Ltd., Senior Project Advisor, 2009 – 2011

  • Shipping Enterprise Finstaship, CEO, 2004 – 2008

  • Finnlines Plc, Vice President, Ship Management, 2001 – 2004

  • FG-Shipping Oy Ab,  Project Manager, New Building, Manager, New Building, Vice President, Development, CEO 1990 - 2000

  • Wärtsilä Marine Inc., Project Manager 1980 - 1989

ARCTECH HELSINKI SHIPYARD INC. specializes in arctic shipbuilding technology and building of icebreakers, arctic offshore and special vessels. The company started its operation in April 2011. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has 550 employees, of which about 330 bluecollars and 220 whitecollars. The company is located in the central area of Helsinki, Finland.

Arctech has delivered two multifunctional icebreaking offshore supply vessels for Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot. The first vessel of the series NB 506 Vitus Bering was delivered in December 2012, and the sister vessel NB 507 Aleksey Chirikov in April 2013. The icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel NB 508 Baltika was delivered for the Russian Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport in Spring 2014. The vessel is also known as the first oblique icebreaker in the world due to the asymmetric hull form.

At the moment Arctech is building six icebreakers. The order book includes a 16 MW icebreaker for the Russian Ministry of Transport (NB 509), a LNG icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency (NB 510), an icebreaking offshore supply vessel (NB 511) and three icebreaking offshore stand-by vessels (NB 512-513-514) for Russian Sovcomflot. The shipyard is a forerunner in developing and applying technological innovations and has 150 years’ experience in shipbuilding.




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