Innovation Technology - Meyer Werft

Innovation Technology - Meyer Werft




S H I P b u I l d I n G I n Pa P E n b u R G



Shipbuilding precision

Made in Papenburg

This brochure aims to provide an overview of shipbuilding

“Made in Papenburg“. You will see that

shipbuilding is very exciting. MEYER WERFT combines

high technology with productivity and environmentally

friendly production. The combination of great willingness

to innovate with highly motivated employees

makes MEYER WERFT successful. In our shipyard cruise

vessels, ferries, LNG tanker and other sophisticated

ships are built to the highest technical demands for

customers all over the world.

If you want to learn more about the fascinating world of

modern shipbuilding enjoy reading this small brochure

or simply come and see us. Our modern Visitor Centre

will answer all your questions.

Yours Bernard Meyer


. . . is created here in two of the largest covered

construction halls in the world.

under cover of these halls and in the most upto-date

workshops, large-scale technical projects

such as the construction of cruise ships are

carried out using the most efficient production


Topic overview

... everything about the shipyard






Shipyard History Shipyard Facilities

& the Environment




Cruise Line



Cruise Line






Expertise &




Celebrity Cruises



Passenger Ships


Other Ship Types River Cruise Ships Visitor Centre &

About Papenburg






was founded in 1795

After the years of wooden shipbuilding, the company demonstrated pioneering

spirit which formed the basis for the continual development of the shipyard. The

company began to build iron ships with steam engines in 1872.

Papenburg had around 20 shipyards in 1860 – only MEYER WERFT survived into

the 21st century. Up to 400 seaworthy ships were

registered in Papenburg in the 19th century.

In between the two World Wars, the shipyard mainly built trawlers, pilot vessels

and lightships as well as passenger ships for coastal travel. In 1960, the company

began gas tanker construction and in 1964 Papenburg's first Ro-Ro ferry, the

MALMÖ, was delivered.

Over the past decades, MEYER WERFT has acquired an excellent international

reputation through the construction of car and passenger ferries, Ro-Ro and

passenger ships, gas tankers and luxurious cruise ships in particular.

Family business

for seven generations

The company has been owned by the Meyer family for seven generations. Bernard

Meyer has been leading the company since 1982. In May 2012 Dr. Jan Meyer was

appointed Managing Partner.

Willm Rolf Meyer


Bernhard Meyer


Joseph-Franz Meyer


Franz Wilhelm Meyer


Franz Joseph Meyer


Bernard Meyer

from 1982

Joseph Lambert Meyer


Godfried Meyer


Jan Meyer

from 2012





From paddle steamers

to the first passenger ship

The first passenger ship

of the shipyard: The Triton

paddle steamer, year of

construction 1874.

The freight and passenger steamer Graf

Goetzen, year of construction 1914. This

MEYER WERFT ship gained worldwide fame

in the Hollywood film African Queen. The

ship was broken down into parts after being

completed and was taken to the African

Lake Tanganyika where it was put together

again under the supervision of MEYER WERFT

engineers. The ship is still in use under the

name of Liemba after almost 100 years.

The Elbe 1 lightship was

completed under the

toughest conditions, shortly

before the end of World

War II. Today the museum

ship can be admired in


The Mauritius was delivered

in 1955. The ship transported

both freight and

passengers. The Mauritius

was a reference ship for

new international markets,

e.g. Indonesia.

One of the Frisia ships,

which were built by MEYER

WERFT for the ferry link to

the East Frisian Islands.

Ships which made history

right from the start . . .


The first MEYER WERFT cruise ship. In

1985 the shipyard successfully entered

the field of cruise ship building with

the Homeric for the shipping company

Home Lines. Never before had a ship of

this size been launched sideways.

The government steamboat Herzogin

Elisabeth from 1902.




Europe’s most advanced shipyard

Meyer Werft

MEYER WERFT was the first compact shipyard in Europe and is one of the most

advanced shipyards in the world. The two construction halls together with the

modern production facilities and the concept of short distances make the shipyard

so successful. Short distances – this applies in terms of organization with swift

decision-making procedures and in physical terms of distance in the yard itself.

The second construction hall was extended by 120 metres in 2008 so that the

yard can continue to build ever larger ships.

Just in Time

Computerized logistics minimize storage space and reduce operating costs. The

TESS material flow system works with bluetooth technology to control all material

flow in the yard. Each component is in the right place, with the right person,

at the right time. This guarantees shortest transport distances, minimum empty

runs and precise just-in-time supply.

For decades, MEYER WERFT has been a pioneer for operational environmental

protection in shipbuilding. Emission reductions, a sophisticated environment

management system and the avoidance of pollution are a matter of course for

the shipyard.

Sketch of the shipyard premises

The shipyard premises


Cross section of the construction dock




The largest laser centre in Europe

Meyer Werft

With the MEYER WERFT Laserzentrum, the shipyard has established the

largest laser centre in Europe. Six large laser facilities with a capacity of

12kW each constitute the centrepiece of the new steel construction centre.

Laser welding has been used at MEYER WERFT since 1994.

MEYER WERFT developed a special process, the

so-called “laser-hybrid” welding. The benefits of

using a laser in steel construction are higher speed,

less warping due to limited exposure to heat,

improved strength and the associated considerably

lower costs in comparison to traditional welding


The new pipe centre

of Meyer Werft

Automatic bending and flanging machines provide high levels of efficiency

250 km of pipes and numerous technical facilities

cater for supply and disposal on board



With numerous investments in new

machines and facilities as well as a

comprehensive new organisation, the

modern pipe centre was commissioned

at the start of 2012.

By strengthening these peripheral

units as highly technical, sophisticated

stand-alone plants, competitiveness

has significantly improved.

The computer-operated pipe store



Shipbuilding in its most effective manner

Meyer Werft

The 600 and 800 tonne cranes enable a high degree of flexibility in the

preliminary installation of the blocks. The blocks are built and pre-fitted right

next to the construction dock, then they are moved to the dock with the

crane and welded to the ship.

Cutting Edge Technology and Advances

Shipbuilding in Papenburg operates according to the “building block principle”.

Sections are made from steel sheets and blocks are made from sections.

Approximately 70 blocks, weighing up to 800 tonnes, make up a ship. The

technical equipment is also pre-assembled wherever possible before it is

added to the ship. Thanks to the modular design made up of individual, premanufactured

blocks, the ship can be built within a short time.

Transportation of a block with two flat-bed trailers




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Block plan: Breakdown of a large cruise ship into different steel blocks of up to 800 tonnes





































Pre-fitted section

Panel (deck)

Steel sheet and profiles

The Edge in Quality

The automated panel route is the

centrepiece of the steel construction.

In the stage preliminary to the block

building, the tailored steel sheets are

processed into sections with profiles,

beams and side walls. Around eight

to ten sections make up one block.

The high tolerance of manufacture is










Environmental management

Meyer Werft

MEYER WERFT is committed to protecting the environment. Consistent

environmental management is one of the business priorities and a key factor

for sustainable development. Using resources in a considerate manner is not

only beneficial to the environment but also reduces costs. In order to maintain

and improve the high corporate environmental standards, the shipyard holds

a continuously open dialogue with its employees, suppliers, customers and

research institutes.

Cooperation at all levels is an essential component for a successful environmental

protection policy. Through effective environmental management monitoring, the

company is engaged in a continual improvement process.

Effective environmental protection and sustainable development can take place

when living, working and business conditions are not only economically, but also

ecologically and socially just.

❑ You can find further information in the Sustainability Report of MEYER WERFT

❑ –> responsibility

In order to operate in Alaska, very strict exhaust emission

regulations must be adhered to.

MEYER WERFT in Papenburg 2012


& know-how from experience



People are the heart and the soul of

a company. This is particularly true of

MEYER WERFT – a family company with

a tradition in management as well as

with the employees. The group employs

approx. 2,500 employees in Papenburg

and more than 400 in Rostock-


Shipbuilding means carrying out largescale

projects which are technically and

logistically demanding. Computer-assisted

technologies for the design (CAD),

planning, construction and manufacturing

(PLM) of the ship are used in all

working areas of the shipyard.



Engineering service

Meyer Werft

3D drawings help to optimise dimensions and effectively coordinate team work.

Shipbuilding is a modern industry which unites all new technologies such as

satellite communications, multimedia, the latest stage technology as well as

supply and disposal techniques in one product. Shipyards therefore need

qualified employees. The continual improvement process improves productivity


Quality takes utmost priority. Qualified and

experienced laboratory staff use imaging procedues

such as x-rays to inspect welds.

The shipyard ensures the highest quality in

shipbuilding following a set procedure and

using the latest technology.

In the laboratory

Training and development

Investing in the future



Training is an investment in employees

and the future. At the moment,

MEYER WERFT trains approx. 270 young

people in 11 different vocations on a

yearly basis. In addition the shipyard

provides constant training and

development for employees in order

to guarantee their top position in the

long term.

MEYER WERFT employs 350 highly

qualified engineers and technicians.

The design offices for “Shipbuilding”,

“Mechanical Engineering” and

“Accommodation” are responsible for

developing the design, calculations

for stability and strength and technical

drawings. Nearly every ship is unique in

its way. “Research & Development” and

“Sales & Design” are already busy today

in designing the ships for tomorrow,

alongside novel production methods

and innovations.



Computer-assisted technologies

continuous development

Specialist shipbuilding, in particular the construction of large passenger and

cruise ships is very demanding both technically and logistically. Computerassisted

technologies for the design, planning, construction and manufacturing

of these ships are integrated in all areas of the shipyard. Shipbuilding in

Papenburg is a cutting edge industry. Floating hotels with every on-board facility

are built here.

In cooperation with the aviation industry, MEYER WERFT broke new ground

even back in the 80’s: today, the adaption and use of the CATIA computer

software has enabled new methods for producing 3D drawings to optimise

ship design. This equipment is constantly being further developed for the

requirements of shipbuilding with business partners Dassault and IBM.

Computer graphics from the heart of a ship

3D view of a swimming pool . . . and an outside cabin


3D view of the main engine

CAD drawing to plan out pipelines and cable trays

Simulation in the Virtual Reality room




Cruise shipbuilding

Meyer Werft

In the mid-80‘s, the shipyard started cruise shipbuilding with the Homeric. By

2016, nearly 40 luxury liners between 40,000 and approx. 170,000 gt will have

been built in Papenburg.

The Keel Laying – old traditions are still observed in shipbuilding despite the

latest technology: a “lucky penny” was always placed under the new keel before

the work started. Today it is a “lucky cent” and the tradition continues.

When the ship floats out it is in its new element.

The final touches are made to the interior in the

fitting-out quay.

The river conveyance of a cruise liner from

Papenburg to the North Sea is always a really

spectacular occasion for spectators and the media

alike. Often more than 100,000 people gather to

witness the event. In the early ‘90s, the depth of

the river Ems had to be adapted to the constantly

growing size of the ships built in Papenburg.

During the laying of the keel, the lucky penny is placed underneath

the first steel block

*Gross tonnage

= approx. 3.25 m 3


40 cruise ships

Name Shipping company gt* Year

Norwegian N.N. Norwegian Cruise Line 163,000 2015

Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean 166,500 2015

Quantum of teh Seas Royal Caribbean 166,500 2014

Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Cruise Line 144,000 2014

Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Cruise Line 144,000 2013

Disney Fantasy Disney Cruise Line 130,000 2012

Disney Dream Disney Cruise Line 130,000 2011

Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises 126,000 2012

Celebrity Silhouette Celebrity Cruises 122,000 2011

Celebrity Eclipse Celebrity Cruises 122,000 2010

Celebrity Equinox Celebrity Cruises 122,000 2009

Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Cruises 122,000 2008

AIDAstella AIDA Cruises 71,300 2013

AIDAmar AIDA Cruises 71,300 2012

AIDAsol AIDA Cruises 71,300 2011

AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 71,100 2010

AIDAluna AIDA Cruises 69,200 2009

AIDAbella AIDA Cruises 69,200 2008

AIDAdiva AIDA Cruises 69,200 2007

Norwegian Gem Star Cruises/NCL 93,500 2007

Norwegian Pearl Star Cruises/NCL 93,500 2006

Pride of Hawaii Star Cruises/NCL 93,500 2006

Norwegian Jewel Star Cruises/NCL 93,500 2005

Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean 90,090 2004

Serenade of the Seas Royal Caribbean 90,090 2003

Brilliance of the Seas Royal Caribbean 90,090 2002

Radiance of the Seas Royal Caribbean 90,090 2001

Norwegian Dawn Star Cruises/NCL 92,000 2002

Norwegian Star Star Cruises/NCL 92,000 2001

SuperStar Virgo Star Cruises 76,800 1999

SuperStar Leo Star Cruises 76,800 1998

Aurora P&O Cruises 76,000 2000

Oriana P&O Cruises 69,000 1995

Mercury Celebrity Cruises 77,700 1997

Galaxy Celebrity Cruises 77,700 1996

Century Celebrity Cruises 71,000 1995

Zenith Celebrity Cruises 47,300 1992

Horizon Celebrity Cruises 46,800 1990

Crown Odyssey Royal Cruise Line 34,200 1988

Westerdam Holland America Line 54,000 1990

Homeric Home Lines Inc. 42,000 1986


Float out of AIDAblu

River conveyance of Celebrity Solstice


On the sea trail – the new ship and its

various systems are tested out. From the

top speed to the “braking distance” and

various nautical tests, the ship undergoes

extensive testing. Only when all the

systems are working smoothly and all

international requirements have been met

is the ship handed over to the ship owner.

The handing-over of the ship – after

two years of building, many detail

optimisations as well as the sea trails,

the ship is handed over to its new owner.

Even a few weeks before delivery, the

first crew members come on board in

order to familiarise themselves with the

new ship.



Disney in Papenburg

DIsney cruIse lIne

In April 2007 MEYER WERFT succeeded in welcoming the American cruise

ship company Disney Cruise Line as a new customer.

Contracts were signed for two 130,000 gt new builds. These ships were

delivered to the cruise company in 2010 and 2012.

In the cruise sector, Disney Cruise Line

concentrates on a market segment tailored

specifically to families.

The Disney ships have something to offer for

the whole family, from a music theatre to

luxurious spa offers for adults as well as a whole

deck for kids.


The guests can expect many first class restaurants on board

The Enchanted Garden restaurant

On the top deck of the Disney Dream

The atrium of the ship


The Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy

offer cruise experiences for the whole


The special flair of a Disney resort is

combined with the latest media and

entertainment technology on board

a ship.




Disney Cruise Line

Meyer Werft

With its fleet and its own island Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line offers

a special cruise experience for fans of Mickey Mouse & Co., young or old.

The new generation of the DCL fleet stands out through amazingly spacious

cabins, innovative theatre and stage technology as well as the most up-todate

and environmentally-friendly ship technology.

The sun deck offers a spectacular view

The Aqua Duck wild water flume on board

The theatre with innovative stage technology

Comfortable cabins Inside cabins with a “virtual porthole”

Disney Fantasy

Disney Dream



Technical data:

Overall length: 339.80 m

Moulded breadth: 37.00 m

Size: 130,000 gt

Engine output: 76,800 kW

Speed: 23.5 kn

Draught: 8.3 m

Outside cabins: 1,102

Inside cabins: 148

Cabins: 1,250

Max. passengers: 4,000



New projects from

royal carIbbean InternatIonal

In February 2011 and 2012, the orders for this new

class of ship with the project name “Sunshine” were

firmly booked.

An innovative but RCI typical design with lots of special

technical features and innovations makes the Sunshine

class a first on the cruise market.

Approximately 250 technicians and engineers are

currently working on developing and constructing

the project in detail. The construction of the first

ship will begin in 2013. The ships will be completed

in 2014 and 2015.


Team meeting

The core team for the construction of the Sunshine ships is

working flat out with the shipping company and other partners.

New technical systems such as exhaust gas cleaning systems

(scrubber) and special solutions in terms of energy efficiency

will characterise these ships.

Anthem of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas

Technical data:

Overall length: 348 m

Moulded breadth: 41 m

Size: 166,500 gt

Speed: 22.0 kn

Max. passengers: 4,905

Anthem of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas

new class of ship 2014 | 2015

Towing test: During the towing test, the shape and hydrodynamics of the ship which were developed

on the computer are tested and optimised

“Sunshine will break new

ground in terms of its

hull shape and overall

hydrodynamics. The design

guarantees very low fuel

consumption and ensures

that the latest safety

regulations are adhered to.”

Henning Luhmann,

Technical Design Manager



“With both Sunshine class ships, we will once again

produce a totally new kind of ship in Papenburg. Very

environmentally friendly and energy efficient – and at

the same time the ship offers very innovative concepts

in on-board comfort and entertainment.”

Uwe Wulff, Project Manager

“We are currently developing very innovative and

exciting solutions for the hotel operations and the

on-board entertainment with Royal Caribbean and

selected suppliers in order to meet the highest

passenger requirements.”

Manfred Bresler,

Accommodation Department Manager



Radiance class ships


MEYER WERFT has built four cruise liners for the shipping company Royal

Caribbean so far. The ships offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience in terms of

the design of the ship as well as the interior.

They have been awarded various distinctions like “Ship of the Year” and

honoured with the Environment Certificate. The smooth running of the

engines are particularly valued by the passengers.

These ships have a novel propulsion concept with two gas turbines and an

additional steam turbine to generate power to drive the ship and for hotel

operations on board. The dramatically reduced exhaust levels of these ships

for Royal Caribbean make them the first ships to bring shipbuilding a step

further towards a “Green Ship”. In the “Green Ship” concept every kind of

environmental pollution is reduced as far as possible.

The spectacular atrium is the heart of the ship

Jewel of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas



Technical data:

Overall length: 293.00 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 90,090 gt

Engine output: 57,600 kW

Speed: 25 kn

Suites: 26

Deluxe cabins: 36

Outside cabins: 234

Outside cabins with balcony: 521

Inside cabins: 238

Total cabins: 1,055

Max. passengers: 2,500



Celebrity Solstice class

new generation

A new generation of ships – with the new Solstice class Post Panmax ships for

Celebrity Cruises, MEYER WERFT passed the 100,000 gt boundary.

The five new ships which were completed between 2008 and 2012 fulfil, for

the first time, the new, stricter stability regulations of the IMO (International

Maritime Organisation) which have been in force since 2009.

This class of ship has 1,286 outside cabins, at the time of its construction it was

more than any other cruise ship in the world. This ship class is also pioneering in

the energy-saving department. Thanks to the installation of high-tech, efficient

systems, the overall energy saving amounts to 30% in comparison to other ships.

Before a shipbuilding contract can be signed, up to 200 designs are developed

in order to find the optimum design. The Solstice class features real grass as part

of a club installation called “The Lawn Club” with an area over two thousand

square metres.


Chill out on the Celebrity Eclipse

Innovative design and the most modern technology

The Lawn Club with real grass

Celebrity Reflection*

Celebrity Silhoutte

Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Solstice



Technical data:

Overall length: 315 | *319 m

Moulded breadth: 36.80 | *37.40 m

Size: 122,000 | *126,000 gt

Engine output: 67,200 kW

Speed: 24 kn

Draught: 8.3 m

Outside cabins: 1,286 | *1,369

Inside cabins: 140 | *154

Total cabins: 1,426 | *1,523

Max. passengers: 3,100 | *3,400



The trendsetter of the 90’s

celebrIty cruIses

Ships for Celebrity have become bigger and bigger, more and more elaborate

and more and more beautiful. The yacht-type design, the colourful identification

marks of the fleet, the funnel and last but not least the stylish interior design, in

combination with the generous space on offer, were significant guarantees of

the success of this type of ship. MEYER WERFT supplied Celebrity Cruises with

the sister ships Horizon and Zenith in 1990 and 1992 respectively.

These were the first ships of a fleet of grand

floating hotels for the new cruise brand Celebrity


Both Horizon and Zenith were the largest

passenger ships ever built in Germany at the

start of the 90’s.

The Galaxy went on to become part of the “Mein-Schiff” fleet of

TUI Cruises

The main restaurant

The pool deck A suite on board

Zenith | Horizon*


Mercury | Galaxy | Century*


Technical data:

Overall length: 264 | *249 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 77,700 | *71,000 gt

Engine output: 39,400 | *37,130 kW

Speed: 21.50 kn

Penthouse suites: 2

Royal suites: 10 | *8

Suites: 38 | *42

Panorama cabins: 17

Outside cabins: 575 | *517

Inside cabins: 306 | *320

Total cabins: 948 | *889

Max. passengers: 2,200 | *1,800

Technical data:

Overall length: 208 m

Moulded breadth: 29.00 m

Size: 47,300 | *46,800 gt

Engine output: 20,250 kW

Speed: 21.50 kn

Presidential suites: 2

Suites: 20 | *18

Outside cabins: 519 | *513

Inside cabins: 146 | *144

Total cabins: 687 | *677

Max. passengers: 1,660


Project Breakaway Plus

norWegIan cruIse lIne

Norwegian Cruise Line ordered from MEYER WERFT a new cruise vessel, for

delivery in October 2015, with the option for a second ship for delivery in

spring 2017.

The new ship, at 163,000 gross tons and approximately 4,200 passenger

berths, will be larger than the Company’s Breakaway class ships currently

under construction at MEYER WERFT and will incorporate many of those vessels’

unique design elements and innovations. With the project name “Breakaway

Plus”, this new vessel will be the largest in Norwegian’s fleet.


© fotolia Philip © fotolia Stephan Sühling




Technical data:

Overall length: 324 m

Moulded breadth: 41.40 m

Size: 163,000 gt

Engine output: 76,800 kW

Speed: 22,5 kn

Draught: 8.3 m

Outside cabins: 1,677

Inside cabins: 488

Total cabins: 2,165

Max. passengers: 5,205



Project Breakaway

norWegIan cruIse lIne

A new generation of freestyle cruising ships for Norwegian Cruise Line is created.

With the order for building two cruise giants of 144,000 gt, MEYER WERFT can

continue its long business relationship with Norwegian Cruise Line.

At the end of October 2010, the contracts for the construction of these ships

were signed. The two ships will each be 324 metres long, 39 metres wide and

offer enough space for 4,000 passengers.


Computer animations of the new ship class

The new cruise vessel will be delivered in spring 2013


Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Breakaway


Technical data:

Overall length: 324 m

Moulded breadth: 39.70 m

Size: 143,800 gt

Engine output: 67,200 kW

Speed: 22,5 kn

Draught: 8.3 m

Outside cabins: 1,509

Inside cabins: 506

Total cabins: 2,015

Max. passengers: 4,730



Norwegian Cruise Line

luxury liner for norwegian

The first new build contracts after September 11th 2001: In September 2003,

Norwegian Cruise Line made the decision to award the contract for two more

93,000 gt cruise ships to MEYER WERFT.

These ships were a further development of the Norwegian Dawn which the

shipyard built for Norwegian in 2002.

The new ships with the names Norwegian Jewel

and Pride of Hawaii were delivered to the cruise

line in summer 2005 and spring 2006. Then

followed the Norwegian Pearl in autumn 2006

and the Norwegian Gem in autumn 2007. The

ships have an overall length of over 294 metres

and a width of 32.2 metres. They reach a speed

of over 25 knots.

The Pride of Hawaii

A modern and colourful design features dominantly on board

Generous cabins offer lots of space A variety of restaurants provide culinary diversification

Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Pearl

Pride of Hawaii

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Star



Technical data:

Overall length: 294.00 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 93,500 gt

Engine output: 72,000 kW

Speed: 25 kn

Penthouse suites: 2

Suites: 42

Deluxe cabins: 132

Outside cabins: 235

Outside cabins with balcony: 352

Cabins for the handicapped: 27

Inside cabins: 398

Total cabins: 1,188

Passengers: 2,800

Technical data:

Overall length: 294.00 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 92,000 gt

Engine output: 58,800 kW

Speed: 25 kn

Penthouse suites: 2

Suites: 34

Deluxe cabins: 107

Outside cabins: 242

Outside cabins with balcony: 360

Cabins for the handicapped: 20

Inside cabins: 355

Total cabins: 1,120

Passengers: 2,800



Club ships for AIDA

aIDa cruIses

MEYER WERFT received its first contracts for ships specifically for the German

cruise market. Seven club ships of up to 71,000 gt are to be delivered to AIDA

in total, one every spring; the last one in 2013.

The design of the ships is tailored exactly to the wishes and needs of the German


A wide range of restaurants with many different culinary specialities also help to

create the right holiday feeling.

AIDA Cruises and MEYER WERFT – a collaboration between two market leaders,

giving further impetus to the German cruise market.


A suite on board the AIDAblu

A number of restaurants with the a broad variety of culinary offerings, along with bars and cafés ensure the comfort of the passengers


The first brewery on board a cruise ship


German is the on-board language of

the AIDA club ships.

A relaxed and easy-going atmosphere in

the restaurants, bars and the other areas

provides the guest with a casual cruise




AIDA club ships

Meyer Werft

AIDA is the leading cruise brand in Germany. A wide range of interesting

activities on the ships, an environmentally-friendly overall concept and routes

to the most beautiful destinations in the world are very popular with the

German-speaking public on board.

So far, MEYER WERFT has been contracted to build a fleet of seven ships for


Varied and interesting day trips out on land, a spa

and fitness centre, as well as an extensive pool area

top off the image of the new ship class for AIDA.

Fitness and spa areas offer variety on board

Treatment room in the spa 4D cinema on the ship

Innovative theatre architecture










Technical data (AIDAdiva)

Overall length: 252 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 71,300 / 69,200 gt

Engine output: 36,000 kW

Speed: 22 kn

Suites and

outside cabins with balcony: 457

Total cabins: 1,025

Passengers: 2,500



Dream ships for the UK

P&o cruIses

The Oriana for P&O Cruises (UK), delivered in April 1995, was the first cruise

liner specially designed for the British market. At a speed of 24 knots, the Oriana

is among the fastest ships in its class and is used for travelling worldwide.

In 1997 MEYER WERFT won the contract to build the superliner Aurora from

P&O Cruises. The ship, which transports 1,878 passengers, is a significantly larger

development of the Oriana at 76,000 gt with lots of new design and technology


The Aurora has a total of 939 cabins and more than 60% of the outside

cabins have their own balcony. The new superliner was specially designed for

the growing British cruise market. Laid down in December 1998, the ship was

delivered in spring 2000. This new dream ship runs at a speed of 24 knots

with its diesel-electric engine.


A glimpse into the “Lord‘s Tavern“

The “Curzon Room” concert hall

The penthouse suite on board the Aurora

Dome made from tiffany glass




Technical data:

Overall length: 270 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 76,000 gt

Engine output: 58,800 kW

Speed: 24 kn

Penthouse suites: 2

Suites: 8

Outside cabins: 239

Outside cabins with balcony: 388

Cabins for the handicapped: 22

Inside cabins: 280

Total cabins: 939

Max. passengers: 1,900


Technical data:

Overall length: 260 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 69,000 gt

Engine output: 47,750 kW

Speed: 24 kn

Suites: 8

Luxury suites: 16

Single cabins: 160

Outside cabins: 410

Inside cabins: 320

Total cabins: 914

Max. passengers: 2,000



Ships for Asia

star cruIses

The SuperStar Leo and SuperStar Virgo ships intended for the Asian shipping

company Star Cruises were delivered in autumn 1998 and summer 1999

respectively. The 76,800 gt ships with speeds of over 24 knots were specially

designed for the Asian cruise market. MEYER WERFT is the first shipyard to

build modern cruise ships for Asia.

The atrium constitutes the architectural focus point of the SuperStar Leo and

the SuperStar Virgo. The vast entrance hall stretches across seven floors and

offers space for the reception, bars and exclusive shops. Various cafés and

bars offer delicacies for every taste and the spacious rest areas invite guests

in to “chill out”.


The atrium on board the SuperStar Leo

SuperStar Virgo | SuperStar Leo

Technical data:

Overall length: 268.00 m

Moulded breadth: 32.20 m

Size: 76,800 gt

Engine output: 58,800 kW

Speed: 24 kn

Themed suites: 6

Junior suites: 11

Standard suites: 162

Outside cabins: 217

Outside cabins with balcony: 212

Cabins for the handicapped: 4

Inside cabins: 370

Total cabins: 982

Max. passengers: 2,500

The first cruise ships

HoMe lInes

The Homeric was built in 1986 for Home Lines and was then remodelled

and extended by 40 metres to 244 metres in 1990 to become the Westerdam

for Holland America Line, USA.

Never before had a cruise ship of this size and this scale been extended.

Among the most important restructuring and expansion measures were

additional cabins, the two-level show lounge and larger restaurants. The

ship still sails as Thomson Dream.

The Crown Odyssey, delivered in 1989, was one of the most luxurious cruise

ships of its time for world cruises. Since 2008 the ship sails as Balmoral for

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line.


Crown Odyssey* | Westerdam

(ex Homeric)


Technical data:

Overall length: *187 | 204 m

Moulded breadth: *28.20 | 29 m

Size: *34,200 | 42,000 gt

Engine output: *21,200 | 23,800 kW

Speed: *22 | 23 kn

Apartments: *16 | 5

Suites: *74 | 16

Outside cabins: *322 | 473

Inside cabins: *114 | 253

Total cabins: *526 | 747

Max. passengers: *1,200 | 1,250



Successful cooperation

P.t. PelnI

The business connection with Indonesia has been in place since as early as the

50‘s. From 1983 to 2008, MEYER WERFT built what was probably the world‘s

biggest series of passenger ships for the island state of Indonesia.

Since then, 24 ships have provided a regular service between the islands, thereby

contributing significantly to the improvement of the infrastructure of Indonesia.

In summer 2006, MEYER WERFT won the contract for the construction of

another passenger ship for Indonesia. Based on the design of the type 2000 ship,

a new kind of design was developed which factored in the increased transport

capacities. The new ship, completed in 2008, can transport over 1,500 passengers

along with almost 100 containers.

The development of a working ferry network is essential for the maritime “continent” of Indonesia


Type 500 was built in Indonesia


In association with Prof. W. Rutz,

economic geographer at the University

of Bochum, MEYER WERFT developed

a concept for using ships to improve the

economic infrastructure of the country.



Modern ships for the Island state


Passenger ships for Indonesia: a successful composition of modern equipment

on the one hand and particularly robust, heavy-duty engineering on the other.

North America was opened up in the 19th century

through the construction of the railway line. The

passenger ships of MEYER WERFT had a similar task

of strategic importance for the development of the

Indonesian island world.


The simply appointed cabins and open public spaces contribute to the success of these ships


The mosque on the ship

Type 2000


Technical data:

Year Name gt

2008 Gunung Dempo 14,200

2004 Labobar 15,100

2002 Nggapulu 14,800

2001 Doro Londa 14,800

1998 Kelud 14,800

1997 Sinabung 14,800

1997 Lambelu 14,800

1996 Bukit Siguntang 14,800

1993 Dobonsolo 14,800

1993 Ciremai 14,800

1988 Tidar 14,800

1985 Umsini 14,800

1984 Rinjani 14,800

1984 Kambuna 14,800

1983 Kerinci 14,800

Type 1000

Technical data:

Year Name gt

1995 Tilongkabila 6,000

1994 Bukit Raya 6,000

1994 Binaiya 6,000

1994 Leuser 6,000

1991 Awu 6,000

1991 Sirimau 6,000

1990 Tatamailau 6,000

1986 Lawit 6,000

1986 Kelimutu 6,000




brIttany ferrIes

* ferries for

In February 2004, the 41,000 gt Pont Aven was completed. The ship is 185

metres long, 30.9 metres wide and offers space for 2,400 passengers on its

11 decks as well as 3,500 lane metres for 650 cars.

The ship reaches a very high speed of 27 knots while being extremely seaworthy

at the same time. The positive effect of this is noticeable for the passengers and

the crew when crossing the Bay of Biscaya in particular.

The pool on board offers relaxation for the passengers. Numerous other facilities

such as the casino, the cinema, bars and restaurants offer pleasant ways of

spending time.

The bow ramp and the car deck of the Pont-Aven are the defining features of

a functional car ferry. The ship offers the highest level of safety and reliability.

At the same time, the ship offers countless amenities for passengers. Without

exaggeration you can think of this as a “cruise ferry”.


*ro-ro = roll on / roll off (car ferry)

An indoor pool on board

The Pont Aven loading ramp

The atrium of the ship

Pont Aven



Technical data:

Overall length: 185 m

Moulded breadth: 30.9 m

Size: 41,000 gt

Engine output: 43,200 kW

Speed: 27 kn

Total amount of passengers: 2,400

Total cabins: 652

Number of cars: 650

and lorries: 20

3,500 lane metres



Silja Europa for the shipping company

sIlja lIne

The largest cruise ferry at the time at almost 60,000 gt was delivered by

MEYER WERFT to the Finnish shipping company Silja Line in 1993.

The Silja Europa was first put to use between Stockholm and Helsinki and

now travels between Turku and Stockholm.


MEYER WERFT began building large car and passenger ferries in the 60’s. Since

then, over 20 ships of this type have been manufactured, among those are two

large series predominantly for the Baltic Sea area:

• 6 ferries for Sweden/Denmark

• 9 ferries for Viking Line, Sweden/Finland

MEYER WERFT is also known as a specialist for the construction of ro-ro ships.

In 1996, the shipyard delivered the first pure ro-ro ship in the world, the Undine.

The Ambassador and the Diplomat are among very few ships which were built

under the US flag in Europe.

*Gross tonnage

= approx. 3.25 m 3


29 ferries + ro-ro ships

Name Shipping company gt* Year

Pont-Aven Brittany Ferries, F 40,000 2004

Silja Europa OY Silja Line AB, FIN 59,914 1993

Viking Sally AB Sally, FIN 15,567 1980

Diana II AB Slite, S 11,672 1979

Azteca Caminos y Puentes Federales, MEx 6,823 1975

Puerto Vallarta Caminos y Puentes Federales, MEx 7,005 1974

Coromuel Caminos y Puentes Federales, MEx 7,235 1973

Viking 5 AB Sally, FIN 5,280 1974

Viking 4 AB Sally, FIN 4,480 1973

Viking 3 AB Sally, FIN 4,240 1972

Viking 1 AB Sally, FIN 4,240 1970

Diana AB Slite, S 4,150 1972

Apollo AB Slite, S 4,240 1970

Vikingfjord PR. “Nordlandfähre”, D 3,777 1969

Stella Scarlett AB Svea, S 4,175 1974

Ursula AB Svea, S 2,370 1973

Svea Scarlett AB Svea, S 2,958 1971

Regula AB Svea, S 2,319 1971

Betula AB Svea, S 2,292 1968

Hammershus Dampskibsselskabet, DK 2,938 1965

Bornholmerpilen Dampskibsselskabet, DK 1,999 1963

Langeland Interessentskabet, DK 907 1965

Malmö Interessentskabet, DK 498 1964

Diplomat CCT, USA 13,500 1981

Ambassador CCT, USA 13,500 1980

Nestor M.S. Nestor, D 5,121 1979

Foss Ems M.S. Ems, D 5,401 1978

Undine Wallenius, D 19,000 1966

Salom Wallenius, D 19,000 1966

There is plenty of space and every comfort for passengers and vehicles on board MEyER WERFT ferries


Silja Europa


Technical data:

Overall length: 202 m

Moulded breadth: 32.00 m

Size: 59,914 gt

Engine output: 31,800 kW

Speed: 21.5 kn

Total amount of passengers: 3,013

Total cabins: 1,194

Cars: 400

or lorries: 50

950 lane metres



Gas and chemical tankers

lng and lPg/leg tankers

MEYER WERFT has an excellent international reputation in the field of gas and

chemical tanker construction. The Dutch shipping company Anthony Veder

engaged MEYER WERFT in January 2011 with the construction of a new LNGtanker.

This gas tanker for the transportation of liquid natural gas has an overall

length of 156 meters and a breadth of 22.70 meters as well as a cargo capacity

of 15,600 m³ LNG, which is cooled during transport down to minus 164° C.

This modern tanker with the name Coral Energy was equipped with lowemission

gas propulsion that meets the highest environmental standards. The

delivery of this ship was in December 2012. The sister corporation NEPTUN

WERFT in Rostock was incorporated regarding the construction and especially

for equipping the Coral Energy.

Between 2007 and 2010 four 17,000 m³ innovative gas tankers were built

for the Norwegian shipping company Solvang ASA and the German Harpain


In 2012, MEyER WERFT delivered the first gas tanker to

transport liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Tank construction in Warnemünde

Both vaporised LNG and marine diesel are used as fuel for this type of ship


A floating chemical plant which is

subject to the strictest safety regulations

LNG Tankers


Technical data:

Overall length: 156 m

Overall width: 22.70 m

Draught (with full LNG load): 7.35 m

Speed: 15.8 kn

Cargo capacity: 15,600 m 3



Innovative gas tankers

for liquefied gases and chemicals

56 gas tankers for transporting liquefied gases and chemicals have been

built at MEYER WERFT since 1961. The shipyard specialised in the construction

of this kind of ship early on and is still one of the international leaders in the

construction of LPG / LEG / CO 2 and LNG gas tankers.

Due to its experience and production facilities, MEYER WERFT can offer gas

tankers of all kinds and sizes of up to 100,000 m 3 .

The construction of sophisticated gas tankers is a

day-to-day business for MEYER WERFT and its sister


Competent experts among our employees and

qualified suppliers ensure high product quality.

Different construction phases during tank construction


56 gas tankers

Name Shipping company Tank cap. m 3 Delivered

Coral Energy Anthony Veder, NL 15,600 2012

Gaschem Antarctic Harpain Reederei, D 17,000 2010

Gaschem Adriatic Harpain Reederei, D 17,000 2010

Gaschem Pacific Harpain Reederei, D 17,000 2009

Gaschem Nordsee Harpain Reederei, D 17,000 2009

Clipper Hermond Solvang ASA, N 17,000 2008

Clipper Hermes Solvang ASA, N 17,000 2008

Clipper Helen Solvang ASA, N 17,000 2007

Clipper Hebe Solvang ASA, N 17,000 2007

Clipper Harald Solvang ASA, N 12,500 1999

Clipper Viking Solvang ASA, N 12,500 1998

Donau F.A. Detjen, D 30,200 1985

Tycho Brahe F.A. Detjen, D 15,400 1982

Immanuel Kant B. Schulte, D 15,400 1983

Salacgriva Sovcomflot, UdSSR 15,000 1991

Saulkrasti Sovcomflot, UdSSR 15,000 1991

Skulte Sovcomflot, UdSSR 15,000 1991

Skriveri Sovcomflot, UdSSR 15,000 1990

Sloka Sovcomflot, UdSSR 15,000 1990

Sigulda Sovcomflot, UdSSR 15,000 1989

Lielupe Latvian Shipping, UdSSR 12,000 1978

Mayori Latvian Shipping, UdSSR 12,000 1977

Dubulty Latvian Shipping, UdSSR 12,000 1977

Dzintari Latvian Shipping, UdSSR 12,000 1976

Bolduri Latvian Shipping, UdSSR 12,000 1976

Yurmala Latvian Shipping, UdSSR 12,000 1975

Gurupi Petrobras, BR 8,100 1987

Gurupa Petrobras, BR 8,100 1987

Grajau Petrobras, BR 8,100 1987

Zetagas Sloman Neptun, D 6,600 1982

Kurt Illies B. Schulte, D 6,500 1982

SMB II P.T. PUSRI, Indonesien 5,700 1984

Hermann Schulte B. Schulte, D 5,700 1980

Dorothea Schulte B. Schulte, D 5,700 1981

Gaz Nordsee F.A. Detjen, D 5,700 1982

Gaz Pacific F.A. Detjen, D 5,700 1981

Epsilon Gas Sloman Neptun, D 5,700 1977

Bengghazi Caltram, Algerien 5,600 1978

Coral Isis Coral Shipping Co., CU 5,600 1976

Deltagas Sloman Neptun, D 5,500 1974

Gammagas Sloman Neptun, D 5,200 1972

Irene Transmarin, D 5,200 1971

Nicole AB Transmarin, S 3,000 1967

Kap Roland B. Schulte, D 2,100 1968

Tine Tholstrup I/S Transkosan, DK 1,600 1968

Ligur Partederiet, S 1,500 1970

Libra Rederiet MT “Libra“, S 1,500 1968

Claude AB Transmarin, S 1,500 1967

Gaston Micard SigS. Arstad, N 1,400 1964

Lisbeth Tholstrup I/S Transkosan, DK 923 1963

Ulla Tholstrup A/S Kosangas, DK 917 1961

Kirsten Tholstrup I/S Transkosan, DK 907 1961

Hanne Tholstrup A/S Kosangas, DK 895 1962

Mary Else Tholstrup I/S Transkosan, DK 628 1965

Ninja Tholstrup A/S Kosangas, DK 597 1964

Ann Lise Tholstrup A/S Kosangas, DK 597 1963


The Gaschem Antarctic was delivered in 2010




Decades of experience

livestock carrier conversions

At the start of the 70‘s, MEYER WERFT began to convert freight ships and

tankers into animal transporters. Having carried out 27 conversions, the shipyard

is regarded as one of the market leaders in this field.

The transportation of live animals on ships is subject to very strict international

regulations. Countries like Australia in particular have issued strict animal welfare

requirements for this type of transportation.

Powerful ventilation systems, special deck coverings and the installation of

special ramps for the animals guarantee the best animal protection when loading

and unloading as well as during transportation.

In April 2000, MEYER WERFT delivered the Al Shuwaikh to the shipping company

KLTT from Kuwait. The conversion of the ship with a capacity of 80,000 sheep

was carried out under the leadership of MEYER WERFT in cooperation with its

sister company NEPTUN WERFT. The final fitting-out of the ship, which included

the installation of feeding, drinking water and ventilation facilities as well as the

laying down of a special deck covering, was carried out by MEYER WERFT.


27 livestock carriers

Delivered Name Shipping company Capacity

Sheep (cattle)

2000 Al Shuwaikh KLTT, Kuwait 88,000

1997 Al Messilah KLTT, Kuwait 80,000

1989 Cormo Express Vroon B.V., NL 70,000

1987 Angus Express Vroon B.V., NL (650)

1985 Benwalid Turkish-Libyan, TR 21,300

1983 Rabunion xIx Rabunion, Libanon 15,300

1982 Corriedale Express Vroon B.V., NL 55,000

1982 Rabunion xVIII Rabunion, Libanon 27,300

1981 Sahiwal Express Vroon B.V., NL (800)

1981 Guernsey Express Vroon B.V., NL (1,400)

1981 Kerry Express Vroon B.V., NL (2,225)

1980 Al Kuwait (ex Al Shuwaikh) KLTT, Kuwait 125,600

1980 Avalo Vroon B.V., NL (1,400)

1979 Rabunion xVII Rabunion, Libanon 16,500

1978 Rabunion xII Rabunion, Libanon 8,000

1977 Galloway Express Vroon B.V., NL (1,500)

1977 Car Express Vroon B.V., NL (600)

1977 Hereford Express Vroon B.V., NL (615)

1976 Merino Express Vroon B.V., NL 17,330

1976 Normand Express Vroon B.V., NL 4,390

1975 Devon Express Vroon B.V., NL (755)

1974 Limousin Express Vroon B.V., NL (625)

1973 Capo San Marco Dreyfus 15,000

1972 Charolais Express Vroon B.V., NL 10,325

1972 Jersey Express Vroon B.V., NL (302)

1972 Holstein Express Vroon B.V., NL 6,050

1970 Angus Express Vroon B.V., NL (330)

Automatic feeding and water supply facilities as well as special materials provide high quality transportation

for live animals


KLTT is a long established customer of

MEYER WERFT. The Al Messilah with a

capacity for approx. 80,000 sheep was

delivered in 1997 and the Al Kuwait

(ex Al Shuwaikh) for 125,600 sheep

in 1980.

Al Shuwaikh


Technical data:

Overall length: 186 m

Moulded breadth: 32.00 m

Size: 40,600 gt

Engine output: 14,500 kW

Speed: 19.5 kn

Transportation Capacity: 80,000 sheep

or 75,000 sheep

over 500 cattle



Specialist in river cruise ships

nePtun Werft

The sister company NEPTUN WERFT in Rostock-Warnemünde is the most

tradition-rich former East-German shipbuilding company and it has been part

of the Meyer Neptun Group since 1997.

More than 1,500 new build ships, thousands of ship conversions, repairs as well

as steel constructions have been carried out in over 150 years of the company's


The high quality and specific expertise in Papenburg

and Rostock complement one another ideally so

large-scale projects can be achieved and new

markets opened up with the combined know-how.


Viking River Cruises

river cruise ships

Seven river cruise ships for Viking were delivered in 2012. Another

18 ships for Viking River Cruises will follow within the next years.

They are used for different European routes such as the Rhine, the

Mosel and the Danube and also in Dutch waters. Each new build has

95 cabins: 2 explorer suites, 46 veranda suites and state rooms,

22 cabins with a French balcony and 25 standard cabins.

The Viking Prestige has over 95 outside cabins


N.N. | N.N. | N.N. | Viking Atla |

Viking Jarl | Viking Rinda | Viking

Forseti | Viking Var | Viking Tor |

Viking Bragi | Viking Skadi | Viking

Aegir | Viking Embla | Viking Njord |

Viking Freija | Viking Idun | Viking

Odin | Viking Prestige


Technical data:

Overall length: 135 m

Overall width: 11.40 m

Construction draught: approx. 1.50 m

Propulsion power: approx. 4 x 330 kW

Speed: 20 km/h

Passengers: 190

Passenger cabins: 95

Crew: 53

Crew cabins: 31



Premicon AG

river cruise ships

NEPTUN WERFT has built a new type of river cruise ship, the Twin Cruiser,

for Premicon AG of Munich. The Twin Cruiser approach consists of two

independent hulls, which decouples sound and vibration from the engine

to the passenger facilities and ensures a smooth and silent journey.

Designed and constructed according to the latest regulations, the

“Premicon Queen” meets all current safety and stability requirements.

Six ships of this special type have been built.

Premicon Queen

Avalon Imagery | Avalon Tranquility


Avalon Tapestry


Technical data:

Overall length: 135 m

Overall width: 11.40 m

Construction draught: approx. 1.50 m

Propulsion power: approx. 2 x 800 kW

Speed: 22 km/h

Passengers: 106 – 196

Passenger cabins: 53 – 100

Crew: 44 – 57

Crew cabins: 24 – 30

Ships for A-Rosa

river cruise ships

April 2002 goes down in the company history of NEPTUN WERFT

because the christening and the hand-over of the ships A-Rosa Bella

and A-Rosa Donna took place. A new product was established.

Since then, NEPTUN WERFT has delivered nine river cruise ships for

A-Rosa. Two ships are used on the Rhône, four on the Danube and

three on the Rhine.

One more ship will follow in 2014.

A glimpse into an outside cabin



A-Rosa Flora | A-Rosa Silva | A-Rosa

Brava | A-Rosa Viva | A-Rosa Aqua |

A-Rosa Stella | A-Rosa Luna | A-Rosa

Riva | A-Rosa Mia | A-Rosa Donna |

A-Rosa Bella

Technical data:

Danube Ships (S. 501 – S. 504)

Overall length: 124.5 m

Overall width: 14.4 m

Cabins: 100

Total amount of passengers: 242

Number of decks: 4

Propulsion power: 2 x 800 kW

Rhône Ships (S. 511 – S. 512)

Overall length: 125.8 m

Overall width: 11.4 m

Cabins: 86

Total amount of passengers: 172

Number of decks: 3 / 4

Propulsion power: 2 x 800 kW

Rhine Ships (S. 514 – S. 516)

Overall length: 135.0 m

Overall width: 11.4 m

Cabins: 99

Total amount of passengers: 202

Number of decks: 4

Propulsion power: 4 x 330 kW



Visitor Centre

Meyer Werft

Around 300,000 people visit MEYER WERFT every year to see how modern

shipbuilding works. In the Visitor Centre, a visit to the shipyard becomes a real


Glimpses into the grand halls and the luxury liners in construction, a mock-up

cabin as well as interesting films and further exhibits give an insight into modern


The Visitor Centre is continously being provided with

new exhibits and media and as such is attractively

designed. It is necessary to book with:

Papenburg Tourismus GmbH,

P.O. Box 1755, 26857 Papenburg – Germany

Phone +49 49 61- 8 39 60, Fax 83 96 96


Papenburg – For visiting the cruise ship giant

Since 2010 there has been a Disney exhibition in the Visitor Centre



The Visitor Centre enjoys a great deal of

interest from many people in North and

West Germany in particular.



Interesting events at the shipyard

Meyer Werft

Thousands of visitors and guests from across the country want to be there when

MEYER WERFT ships are transferred down the river Ems to the North Sea.

The shipyard regularly holds large-scale luxury liner

events with partners from the media and the music


Already, a great number of internationally recognised

artists have made their grand appearance while the

ships are on the fitting-out pier of the shipyard.



A great number of people gather on

the pier when a new cruise ship is

leaving MEYER WERFT.

At events like the solar boat competition

or the open day in the so-called

“floating classroom” of the visitor

centre, aspiring engineers are always




The city of Papenburg

tradition in shipbuilding

Papenburg, in the North West of Germany near the Dutch border, the headquarters

of MEYER WERFT for more than 215 years, is a beautiful, historic city

with a population of 35,000 and a long tradition in shipbuilding.

Papenburg offers a high quality of life for families.

Lots of green areas, a city centre to enjoy with

countless cafés and restaurants as well as a wide

range of cultural and educational amenities are

available in the city.

The town hall in the city centre


The restaurant in the “Forum Alte Werft

The “Alte Werft” Forum

(Old Shipyard Forum) . . .


. . . was a production site of MEYER

WERFT until the start of the 70’s. Today

an hotel with a restaurant, the tourist

information centre, the Zeitspeichermuseum

and the city hall are all housed




Industriegebiet Sued

26871 Papenburg – Germany

Phone +49 49 61 81-0

Fax +49 49 61 81- 43 00



Conception & Design: art-studio Manitzke

01-2013 – 3.000 – SCH

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