Yesterday the closing workshop of the European research project "ThroughLife" was conducted at Forum Alte Werft, which was started in April 2011. In this workshop various research results from the last 36 months were presented and discussed with experts from business, science and politics.
The first piece of steel was cut at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany today for the construction of Norwegian Escape, the first of two new Breakaway Plus Class ships for Norwegian Cruise Line, set for delivery in fall of 2015. Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT executives watched as the first plate of steel was cut by a plasma torch in the yard’s state of the art facility. This plate will become part of Block 46 that will comprise the new vessel.
During a festive ceremony in the town hall of Papenburg MEYER WERFT awarded the "Partner des Jahres 2013" (Partner of the Year) prize to selected suppliers for their outstanding performance. In their speeches directors from the Purchase Department and Technical Offices acknowledged the outstanding performances of this year's award-winners.
STAR CRUISES, the leading cruise com-pany in Asia, has placed another contract with German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT for a new cruise ship. This vessel will increase STAR CRUISES’ fleet to eight ships. The order is still conditional on financing. The 150,000-GT newbuilding with building number S. 712 is scheduled for delivery in fall 2017.
Today during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from MEYER WERFT after a building period of only 15 months. The ship, the second of two Breakaway Class ships, is being delivered just nine months after the launch of sister-ship Norwegian Breakaway
Today the official keel-laying of the new cruise ship Anthem of the Seas was celebrated at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg by putting block in place in the yard's covered building dock. Jarmo Laakso, Associate Vice President Quantum Class from Royal Caribbean International, put down the lucky penny in the dock before the block of the new ship was lowered by the 800-ts crane.
On 2 November 2013 the 146,600-gt cruise ship Norwegian GETAWAY, whose construction has taken merely 12 months, will float out of MEYER WERFT's covered building dock II. Over the last few weeks the shipyard has been busy con-ducting extensive tests and machinery trials. The float-out of the ship, which is built for the US cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line, will commence around 10.30 a.m. Following the float-out and more tests to be carried out in the harbour, the ship will be berthed alongside the yard's outfitting pier.
STAR CRUISES, the leading cruise company in Asia, has placed a contract with German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT for a new cruise ship – adding to its existing fleet of six ships. The order is still conditional on financing. The 150,000-GT new building will have 1,680 cabins and is scheduled for delivery in fall 2016.