MEYER WERFT emerges as LNG pioneer

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Jobs created for specialists – three cruise ships built per year

MEYER WERFT can look back on a year of highs and lows. The AIDAnova the biggest passenger ship ever built in Germany was built as the world’s first ever LNG-powered cruise ship. We’ve managed to continue obtaining a large amount of orders that will keep us busy until the end of 2023. Our shipyards are now serving almost all major cruise lines in the world with lots of demanding and innovative large-scale projects.

MEYER WERFT has set new standards in the industry this year, especially in the field of environmental technology. Despite a short delay in delivery, the AIDAnova was a global pioneering achievement for the shipyard: LNG was introduced to the market as an environmentally friendly fuel of the future for cruise ships. MEYER WERFT has established itself as a leading producer of cruise ships, obtaining orders for twelve more LNG-powered vessels. Intensive research is being carried out to develop fuel cell technology and other technical innovations for passenger ships.

In 2018, MEYER WERFT in Papenburg delivered the cruise ships “Norwegian Bliss” (Norwegian Cruise Line) and “AIDAnova” (AIDACruises). The hearts of these vessels, the floating engine room modules, were built by NEPTUN WERFT in Rostock-Warnemünde. MEYER WERFT will be delivering three cruise ships a year from 2019, creating additional staffing needs at the shipyard.

Design and Production of MEYER WERFT was marked by innovations as well: A new PLM/CAD-System was established and further improvements in eco-friendly surface treatment were realized.

“Our extensive changes and investments are preparing us for the future”, explains Managing Director Tim Meyer. “We’re looking for additional industrial specialists and IT experts. The dedication of our staff and partners are absolutely essential for us to face the challenges of the future”, adds Meyer.

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