MEYER WERFT at a glance
The company MEYER WERFT GmbH & Co. KG, in Papenburg on the river Ems, was founded in 1795 and has been owned by the Meyer family for seven generations. Bernard Meyer is the managing partner at the helm of this well-established shipyard.
MEYER WERFT has achieved an excellent worldwide reputation in recent decades for the construction and of building special-purpose ships. Long-standing experience in the construction of passenger vessels gained in the 1980s has been the basis for a successful entry into the market of large, modern cruise ships. To date, the shipyard has delivered 39 luxury liners of different tonnages to customers all over the world. The latest highlight was the delivery of the Anthem of the Seas to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in April 2015. The sister ship Ovation of the Seas is under construction.
Today, with its more than 3,000 employees, MEYER WERFT is one of the biggest employers in the region. In the family-owned company about 300 apprentices are trained in twelve different professions. Over and above this, MEYER WERFT cooperates with numerous suppliers, which ensures employment in local companies and beyond.
With four ships for Norwegian Cruise Line, two cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International und two ships for the Asian shipping company Star Cruises, the shipyard's order book now includes eight cruise ships which will all have been completed by 2019. In addition, the researchvessel Sonne was delivered in November 2014.