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Olli Somerkallio
Managing Director at Foreship GmbH


Qualified to MSc level in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Olli Somerkallio has extensive industrial experience in both disciplines. After joining Foreship in 2014 as Project Manager, Olli was appointed to head up the company’s machinery department on its formation in 2015. In early 2020, he was appointed to lead Foreship GmbH, Foreship’s new Hamburg-based subsidiary, as Managing Director.

Having managed a number of Foreship projects in Germany in recent years, including the expedition cruise vessel Crystal Endeavour at MV Werften Wismar/Stralsund, Olli now leads Foreship’s efforts to develop closer ties with German shipowners, yards and marine engineering firms.

After nearly five years’ experience as Head of Machinery at Foreship Ltd, preceded by three years at leading marine technologies provider Wärtsilä, Olli has developed significant insights in the field of environmental solutions. He has specialist knowledge in exhaust gas cleaning and ballast water treatment systems and advises owners and operators on installation, regulatory compliance, equipment selection and more.

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