Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term lease with Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company to relocate its headquarters operations to the Salmisaari district of Helsinki. Wärtsilä will be moving from Hakaniemi to Salmisaari during summer 2018, providing a modern, nearly 11,000m2 workspace for all of its almost 500 employees working in the capital city area. Eniram, which was acquired by Wärtsilä in the summer of 2016 and is currently based in the Lauttasaari district, will also move into the new premises. The new Wärtsilä Helsinki Campus will feature the latest smart technology and promote new ways of working with sustainability in focus. Moving into new premises provides us an opportunity to develop our corporate culture and our daily work. Its perfectly in line with Wärtsiläs growth strategy and our goal to enable sustainable societies with smart technology, said Jaakko Eskola, president and CEO of Wärtsilä. Before the companies move in, the premises, currently occupied by Danske Bank, will be remodelled based on input from Wärtsilä personnel and an external consultant. Built in 2009, the office complex in Salmisaari has a BREEAM Very Good environmental rating. During the remodelling, solar panels will be installed on the roof, and the parking facilities will be enhanced with spaces equipped for electric cars.
Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.