With the award of “Partner des jahres 2014”, MEYER WERFT pays tribute to its partners who have excelled themselves by virtue of their outstanding achievements in the last year. The ceremonial event, which was held this year for the ninth time, took place at the town hall Papenburg.
The latest cruise ship under construction - Anthem of the Seas - will leave building dock II of Meyer Werft shipyard in Northwestern Germany on Saturday, 21. Februar 2015. The 168.600-gt cruise ship Anthem of the Seas, one of the largest cruise ship in the world, is schedule to leave the shipyards covered building dock II early morning around 07.00 am. The ship is built for US cruise operator Royal Caribbean International.
As part of a ceremony, the MEYER WERFT managing partners Bernard Meyer and Lambert Kruse now presented the graduates with their certificates and congratulated the young professionals on their success, wishing them all the best for their future as professionals.
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.
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.
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.
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.