The Meyer family, operating the shipbuilding company Meyer Werft in Germany, and the Finnish State acquired Turku shipyard from STX Europe in September 2014. Meyer Werft took up 70 percent of the shares, and the State of Finland purchased 30 percent of the share capital through the Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (FII).
Leading shipbuilders Fincantieri and Meyer Werft to each build next-generation cruise ships for Carnival Corporation through two separate, long-term partnerships Groundbreaking new ship design will be the most efficient in company history and will further accelerate efforts to deliver an unparalleled cruising experience to millions of guests
A very special anniversary was celebrated today, with a festive ceremony in the municipal hall in Forum Alte Werft, the former location of Meyer Werft: the Meyer Werft works council celebrated its 90th anniversary in the presence of the German Minister for Economic Affairs, the Vice-Chancellor and SPD chairman, Sigmar Gabriel.
The Anthem of the Seas reached the Dutch port of Eemshaven this Wednesday. The new cruise vessel successfully negotiated the Ems passage, in a manner that can be summed up as slowly but steadily. The ship is scheduled to remain in Eemshaven until tomorrow. It will then undergo sea trials, before entering port at Bremerhaven.
The first block of the new cruise ship Ovation of the Seas was lifted into the building dock at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg. Adam Goldstein, CEO of 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.
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.