SDS Aura Ltd has signed a design contract with Rauma Marine Construction Ltd (RMC) for hull basic design of The Finnish Defence Forces’ SQUADRON 2020 project’s vessels. The design will be delivered during 2017 and 2018

Engineering company Etteplan is reinforcing its engineering expertise by buying SDS Aura Oy, a company specialising in shipbuilding strength calculations and steel structure engineering, based in Turku, Finland.

Insinööritoimisto Etteplan Oyj vahvistaa suunnitteluosaamistaan ostamalla laivanrakennuksen lujuuslaskentaan ja runkosuunnitteluun erikoistuneen turkulaisen SDS Aura Oy:n. Kauppa on vahvaa jatkumoa Etteplanin kasvustrategialle, jonka ytimessä orgaanisen kasvun lisäksi on osaamisen vahvistaminen yritysostojen avulla.  

Kauppalehti - menestyjä - SDS Aura - Achiever

SDS Aura is one of the year 2016 Achiever Companies and Growth Companies, nominated by Kauppalehti. // SDS Aura on yksi Kauppalehden vuoden 2016 Menestyjistä sekä Kasvajista!


SDS Aura's management system has been found to conform to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 and to the Information Security Management System ISO 27001:2013  by DNV GL. 

SDS Aura - 2016 - ship design wrap up
Feb 09. 2017 by Janette Aaltonen

2016 - It's a wrap!

Phew! The year 2016 is behind us and we've almost wrapped it up. Long story short: SDS Aura had a year of action.

SDS Aura - Christmas card 2016

We want to thank all of our customers and partners. Great things happen with great people, success can not be achieved alone.  

Happy Holidays! 


Pasi Niemi, student of Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.), studied smooth particle hydrodynamics method in his thesis and evaluated the method as a tool to be used in ship design process.

SMM2016 ONS2016 SDS Aura
Aug 24. 2016 by Janette Aaltonen

Meet us at ONS, Stavanger and SMM, Hamburg!

We are participating in ONS 2016, Stavanger 29 August - 1 September and SMM 2016, Hamburg 6-9 September.

Jul 11. 2016 by Janette Aaltonen

Chinese Polar Research Vessel

Design contract of a 122 -meter long polar research vessel has been signed between SDS Aura Ltd. and Aker Arctic Technology Inc.

SDS Aura has signed a contract with Aker Arctic Technology Inc. to perform the hull concept and basic design of a 214 -meter long Arctic Condensate Tanker Aker ARC 212.

Jun 09. 2016 by Janette Aaltonen

Arctic Module Carrier, Finnish know-how at its best

It is great to hear that Finnish know-how enables taking over areas out of reach for heavy cargoes. “Audax”, the first Arctic Module Carrier, has made its first heavy modular transport to Sabetta, Russian Arctic succesfully. 


For example preparing for collissions caused by waves can help to minimise the damage. The collision simulations and analyses enables it.

Mar 30. 2016 by Janette Aaltonen

We´ve moved!

As we have been constantly expanding our business operations, now was the time to move more spacious premises. However, SDS Aura’s office is still easy to find, our address changed from Läntinen Pitkäkatu 21-23 F to 21-23 D.

SDS Aura Oy will provide Aker Arctic Technology Inc the hull design for 90-meter port icebreaker. 

May 27. 2015 by Janne Auvinen

Visit to MRE Thetis, Nantes

MRE Thetis – Nantes 21.-23.5.2015

 Visit to Marine Renewable Energy convention MRE Thetis

SDS Aura Oy has acquired the business operations of Aasaplan Oy. The employees and business operations of Aasaplan Oy will be merged to SDS Aura Oy in 1st of January 2015. 

As an addition to our previous blog, we will now demonstrate Hypermesh capability to defeature detailed geometry to obtain more challenging coarse FE-mesh. 

Oct 13. 2014 by Janne Auvinen

SDS Aura is expanding.

SDS Aura is establishing a new office in Jyväskylä and has hired new employees to Jyväskylä and Turku.

Jul 10. 2014 by Janne Auvinen

SDS Aura - Summer Day

SDS Aura's employees spent a day together with golf, sauna and nice dinner.

Product models have become a standard in ship design and in nearly every project a product model is available. Our longtime desire has been to take full advantage of the already available geometry and avoid double work when creating FE-model.

May 01. 2014 by Janne Auvinen

SDS Aura has moved.

SDS Aura has relocated its office in the city of Turku.

Let's take a closer look at the feNode object, better known as the node. This gives us a solid understanding of how to configure the object properties. 

Hi! We're participating on discussion how to use Femap in the LinkedIn Femap-Suomi (Femap Finland) forum ( We will every now and then publish small introductions to a subject familiar to us, mainly Femap API programming. We will also publish the same texts on SDS Aura homepage later on. Here is the first text on the concept of objects with regard to FemapAPI programming.

Feb 08. 2013 by Jussi Puurula

Modelling of Ship's Global FE-model

Video - Modelling a Ship's Global FE Model