Current News

  • 27.01.2015
    MEYER WERFT pleased with 'Masterplan Ems'

    Both the management of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg and the company's employees are pleased that the State of Lower Saxony, the federal government, surrounding rural districts, and environmental groups have created the 'Masterplan Ems 2050' to serve as a framework for a consensus-based solution to the task of enhancing the Ems region as a space for nature, economic activity and living.

  • 27.01.2015
    MEYER WERFT celebrates its anniversary: 220 years of shipbuilding in Papenburg

    MEYER WERFT celebrates its anniversary: on 28 January 2015, it will be 220 years since the shipyard in Papenburg an der Ems first opened, originally established by Willm Rolf Meyer in 1795 as 'Thurm Werft' on the main Papenburg canal. A hotel and the Papenburg city hall now stand at the original location. The shipyard is now in its sixth and seventh generations of family ownership and is managed by its CEOs Bernard Meyer, Dr. Jan Meyer and Lambert Kruse.

  • 29.12.2014
    Looking back on 2014

    For MEYER WERFT and NEPTUN WERFT 2014 was a historic year full of challenges. Early in the year talks started regarding a merger with STX Finland, which were concluded in late summer by establishing MEYER TURKU Oy. In 2014 the deliveries of five river cruise ships, two sea-going cruise ships and the research vessel Sonne in Papenburg, and the delivery of ten river cruise ships in Rostock/Warnemünde provided sufficient work.

  • 28.10.2014
    Quantum of the Seas Delivered

    oday in Bremerhaven MEYER WERFT delivered the 167,800-gt cruise ship Quantum of the Seas to the US cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (Miami).

  • 19.09.2014
    Keel laid for Norwegian Escape

    Norwegian Cruise Line executives and officials from MEYER WERFT took part in the Keel-Laying Ceremony of Norwegian Escape on Friday, September 19, 2014. During the official ceremony, block number 35/41, one of 86 blocks that will comprise the 164,600 gross ton vessel, was lifted into the covered building dock. This is the start of the block assembly for Norwegian Escape.

  • 18.09.2014
    First steel cut for the third Quantum class ship

    The first piece of steel was cut at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany for the construction of the third ship of Quantum class for Royal Carribean International with the construction number S.699.

  • 04.08.2014
    MEYER WERFT joins forces with STX Finland

    MEYER WERFT joins forces with the STX Finland shipyard in Turku. Following weeks of negotiations the Finnish Government and MEYER WERFT signed a share purchase agreement with the current owner STX Europe. With its 70% stake MEYER WERFT takes the industrial leadership of the new company.

  • 01.08.2014
    Quantum of the Seas to leave building dock II

    On Saturday, 09. August 2014 the 167.800-gt cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, the third largest cruise ship in the world, will leave MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II. The float-out of the ship, built for US cruise operator Royal Caribbean International, will commence around 07:30 a.m.

  • 14.07.2014

    Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ: NCLH) announced today that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GMBH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 164,600 gross tons and include 4,200 passenger berths.

  • 30.06.2014
    The negotiations on the Turku yard are progressing

    The German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT and the Finnish state are currently discussing with STX Europe AS to acquire their subsidiary STX Finland Oy, comprising the Turku yard.