A four-year project funded by the EU is seeking to research alternative lighter weight shipbuilding materials to reduce energy and maintenance costs for operators.
Carnival Corporation has ordered another 71,300gt cruise ship for its AIDA Cruises brand from German shipbuilder Meyer Werft.
Welcome newbuilding orders, impressive completions and some positive corporate moves against a background of improving markets have revived spirits this autumn in German shipyards, writes Tom Todd.
German cruise ship builder Meyer Werft has bagged an order worth €1.2 billion for two 143,500 GT newbuilds for NCL for delivery in early 2013 and 2014, writes Tom Todd.
‘Disney Dream’, the biggest cruise ship built by Meyer Werft to date, was recently floated out of the yard’s covered building dock.
Disney Cruise Line took possession of its newest ship, ‘Disney Dream’, from the Meyer Werft shipyard in a traditional maritime ceremony aboard the ship in Bremerhaven, Germany.
German shipbuilding saw its fortunes improve in 2010, but experts caution, as the New Year dawns, that the crisis is far from over and that despite some new work, more orders are needed, writes Tom Todd.
Monday’s news about declining German yard deliveries in 2010 has been brightened by word now from leading cruise ship builder Meyer, writes Tom Todd.
Two of Germany’s most prominent shipyard groups - P&S Yards and Meyer Werft - have announced new orders for ship types seen as crucial for the future survival of specialist European shipbuilding, writes Tom Todd.
Times remain hard but German newbuilders are not giving up, writes Tom Todd. Specialist production changes underway almost everywhere to meet changing demand are being reflected in impressive newbuildings and in some unexpected new orders.
Ro-ro builder FSG has revealed that it and fellow German yard, cruise ship builder Meyer Werft, are working to develop new types of smaller ‘adventure’ cruise ships to beat rising Asian competition in the sector.
Work has begun in Germany on an environmentally friendly Dutch LNG tanker type which will run on both heavy oil and low emission LNG fuel and is the first of her kind for both her owners and her builders.
Finnish air conditioning system supplier Koja Oy recently signed a contract with Meyer Werft GmbH for the delivery of the entire air conditioning systems for two 4,200 passenger ‘Sunshine-project’ cruise ships for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
German newbuilding yards in general can look back on a depressing production year in 2011, but leading facility Meyer Werft reports good business and work in hand on 20 ships up to 2014, writes Tom Todd.
Tom Todd relates a story of mixed fortunes currently in German newbuilding with some yards busy and prospering while others struggle to find work and stay afloat. Proving a blessing is offshore work, specifically tough wind power transport and installation newbuildings and yards continue to switch production to join in the boom.
German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has delivered the 126,000gt 'Celebrity Reflection', fifth and last in the Solstice Class series of cruise ships which have cost a total €3 billion.
German cruise ship builder Meyer Werft has clinched a giant contract worth about €700 million with Norwegian Cruise Line for a 163,000gt cruise ship and secured an option for a second.
Meyer Werft head Bernard Meyer says Germany’s premier cruise ship builder faces big challenges and only by cutting costs and increasing productivity can it hope to master them, writes Tom Todd.
The Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany, has officially handed over the ‘Coral Energy’ LNG tanker to Dutch shipping company Anthony Veder. It is the first of a new class of tanker to be equipped for dual-fuel operation.
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