Papenburg, 20 September 2019 – 230 students from regional schools followed an invitation by MEYER WERFT to discuss the future way of cruising.
In the open format “world café” the pupils showed their visions and ideas for the future of cruising and sustainable operating companies. Several topics like ship building, ship operations and the cruise industry were discussed at 14 stations of the world café. The adolescents debated with 40 apprentices, dual students and employees of MEYER WERFT the challenges on the way to “zero emission cruising”. MEYER WERFT experts from Technical Offices, Research & Development, Purchasing, Project Management and Production moderated the open discussions. Each pupil has seen all 14 stations at the end of the event and discussed all topics.
Many topics identified as an important factor for future economy and life match current or completed project at MEYER WERFT. Low-emission fuels have become reality: 14 LNG cruise ships are in the order books of MEYER WERFT and MEYER TURKU. And the work continues: Research of fuel cells and methanol is going on for more than five years. All further ships are equipped with exhaust treatment systems.
Topics such as energy and environmental management at MEYER WERFT, work in international councils, innovative production technologies, waste treatment on board and lightweight construction are on the students minds.