On 4 March 2017 the 168.800 gt cruise ship Norwegian Joy will float out of MEYER WERFT's covered building dock II. The float-out of the ship, which is built for Norwegian Cruise Line, will commence around 8.00 a.m.
Thomas Weigend is appointed as the new Managing Director of Meyer Werft. At present, he runs the sales and development activities (Sales & Design) of the three wharfs from Turku as a member of the management board. Born in Swabia, he joined MEYER WERFT as a shipbuilding engineer in 1999.
Today in Bremerhaven, MEYER WERFT handed over the new cruise ship Genting Dream (151,300 GT) to the Asian cruise operator company Dream Cruises. Together with the new design, this luxury liner offers passengers a wide range of special features and comfort. About 75% of the cabins are outer cabins and most of these have their own balcony. Furthermore, Dream Cruises has a crew of around 1,700 to offer passengers a particularly high standard of service.
MEYER WERFT, Emsland District Council (Job Centre) and Johannesburg in Surwold are training eight young people as metal technology specialists within the framework of cooperative further education from October. An agreement to this end was signed in Papenburg today.
Fuel cells are an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional aggregates onboard of ships. Today, on the occasion of the international exhibition for the shipping industry (SMM), the summarized results of the lighthouse project e4ships are presented to the public for the first time.
The “Bildungsschraube” was awarded for the 14th time in the youth hostel in Papenburg. The awards were presented within the context of a festive ceremony, during which the CEO, Lambert Kruse, and HR Manager, Paul Bloem, honoured the employees of MEYER WERFT who had successfully completed a great variety of further training measures in 2015 and 2016 as a sign of ongoing learning.
To ensure the stable ownership structure for the future, the Meyer family has decided to donate its shares into family foundations. The legal form of a German family foundation is a proven framework to ensure a longterm stable ownership in a single hand supporting the sustainable development of the shipyards in Turku, Papenburg and Warnemünde.
Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 are playing an increasingly important role for European shipyards to remain competitive and stand out from their rivals. In future, MEYER WERFT will be putting a greater focus on pooling its IT expertise and standardising the software across all its sites.