Energy efficiency for Satakunta’s maritime cluster

Satakunta’s maritime cluster needs to improve energy efficiency and SataMari project, led by Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, meets this development need. The task of the three-year (2018-2020) project is to develop and pilot energy efficient solutions and at the same time increase the operating conditions of Satakunta’s maritime cluster.

5.2.2018 | By: Teija Järvenpää | Photo: Minna Keinänen-Toivola

Rauman satamassa pilotoidaan energiatehokkuutta.
Energiatehokkuutta pilotoidaan Rauman satamassa. /Energy efficiency is piloted in port of Rauma.


Energy efficiency affects to the feasibility of maritime cluster, but it hasn’t yet been in the focus in Satakunta.

–Responding to the international environmental regulations and increasing energy efficiency in the region improve the know-how of the region and create new business, says project manager of the SataMari project Minna Keinänen-Toivola.

Pilot platforms in Rauma

Pilot platforms of the project are SeaSide Industry Park in Rauma and Port of Rauma. In addition to improving the energy efficiency of existing operations, SataMari aims to create new product and service businesses.

– SataMari combines Satakunta’s expertise with companies and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources and maritime cluster.

The vision is that Satakunta has the leading expertise on resource efficiency of maritime cluster in Europe by year 2022.

SataMari is one of the Smart Urban Business research team’s projects in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. SataMari is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK). The total budget of the project is approximately 230 000 euros.

SataMari briefly:

  • Name of the project: Energy Efficiency of Maritime Cluster in Satakunta: SataMari
  • Duration: 2018–2020
  • What is done in the project? The project develops the energy efficiency of the maritime cluster in Satakunta and aims to create new business. Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) leads the project and pilot platforms are SeaSide Industry Park in Rauma and port of Rauma.


Further details:

SataMari project

Research manager, Ph.D. Minna Keinänen-Toivola
+358 44 710 3063,


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