The steel cutting ceremony for the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) was held today 13.9.2017 at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland. The ship will sail to the seas in October 2019 with a sister ship following in 2021.
Meyer Turku shipyard is more than doubling investments from previously published 75 million euros to 185 million euros. The new investments include a new plate cutting line, a new profile cutting line and a new panel line to the steel halls of the shipyard. These new investments will be ready by end of 2018/start of 2019 and will boost the steel production of the shipyard in order to fulfil the record breaking order book reaching to 2024.
Noin 900 Turun telakan työntenkijää on tänään klo 12 poistunut telakalta puolitoista päivää kestävään työnseisaukseen. Työnseisauksessa ovat mukana työntekijäportaasta kaikki muut paitsi sähkötyöntekijät. Osallistuvia on noin 900.
Meyer Turku has made another profitable year in 2016 and is on a good and also economically sustainable path with Meyer family ownership since late 2014. The net profit of the shipyard in 2016 was 25 million euros (or 3.2% of revenue), rising from 15 million euros in 2015.
TUI Cruises and Meyer Turku shipyard have jointly designed the New Mein Schiff 1 & 2 to be an evolution on the successful foundation of Mein Schiff 6. Today the construction of these ships is entering a next stage: The keel laying of New Mein Schiff 1 and the start of production of New Mein Schiff 2 were celebrated by invited guests, Meyer Turku employees, the CEO of TUI Cruises Wybcke Meier and the CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer. At the same time Mein Schiff 6 is being completed for delivery at the outfitting key.
LNG Fast Ferry Megastar was delivered to Tallink from Meyer Turku Shipyard on Tuesday, 24th of January according to the schedule. Megastar will set a new standard for ferries on HelsinkiTallinn route by customer comfort and environmentally friendly technical sophistication.
Miami-based cruise line operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Meyer Turku shipyard signed a memorandum of agreement for two next generation cruise ship orders to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. The around 200,000 gross ton large cruise ships under the project name “Icon” will mark the beginning of a new generation of LNG powered cruise ships with a number of innovations such as an application of fuel cells for power generation. Fuel cells are a very energy efficient and clean way to generate electrical energy.
Meyer Turku (Finland) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the world’s largest cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation & plc for two new, 180 000 GT, cruise ships. The Ships will be built for Carnival Cruise Lines with delivery dates expected in 2020 and 2022. With the same agreement, Carnival Corporation & plc also orders one 180 000 GT cruise ship from Meyer Werft (Germany) for P&O Cruises, to be delivered in 2020.
Meyer Turku shipyard has further enlarged it’s investment package with a new steel storage and pre-treatment facility. This is already a third large scale investment announced this year from Meyer Turku, previous being new Gantry crane and building a new modernized Cabin Factory on the original Piikkio Works cabin factory grounds.
Turku, August 16, 2016. The production of a new generation of Mein Schiff ships started today at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland, with the steel cutting ceremony. The new Mein Schiff 1, NB-1392, will be around 20 meters longer than the previous Mein Schiff ships and will have space for additional 180 cabins.
Hamburg, June 20, 2016. Today, ten days ahead of schedule, TUI Cruises took delivery of Mein Schiff 5 from the Meyer Turku shipyard. Wybcke Meier and Frank Kuhlmann, CEO and CFO of TUI Cruises, together with Dr. Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku Oy shipyard, marked the occasion with invited guests at the handing-over ceremony.
The assembly of TUI Cruises ship Mein Schiff 6 at Meyer Turku shipyard started today 25.4.2016 with the laying of the first grandblock in the big building dock. When ready in 2017, Mein Schiff 6 will be a fourth high-technology cruise ship being built in Turku shipyard for TUI Cruises and marks the continuation of good cooperation between the two companies.
Konecranes will deliver a new 1,200 ton Goliath gantry crane to Meyer Turku Oy. The design, precision drive components, electrical installation and automation system and structural components will be supplied by Konecranes, while Meyer Turku will manufacture the main girder in its own hull production. The new crane will be taken into use in May 2018. The order also includes a modernization of the Turku shipyard’s current 600 ton crane, service and maintenance parts.
Meyer Turku will invest 17 million euros to its fully owned subsidiary Piikkio Works. The investments include a new assembly factory, with fully automated conveyor belt line and the old panel production hall will be renovated and enlarged to be used as a warehouse for the ready-made cabin modules. Furthermore the Offices of Piikkio Works will be moved to a newly renovated office in the center of Piikkiö
The hull assembly of Tallink’s new fast ferry Megastar started today 09.02.2016 at the Meyer Turku shipyard with traditional ceremonies. When ready, the new fast ferry will be a pinnacle of ship sustainability and efficiency at Baltic Sea. In addition to its environmentally friendly LNG propulsion, Megastar will have revolutionary new hull designed by Meyer Turku, resulting in much less water resistance and easy sailing in icy conditions.
On 23 June 2015, the keel of Mein Schiff 5 was laid at Meyer Turku shipyard’s drydock. Before the keel-laying ceremony, the start of production of the sister ship Mein Schiff 6 took place in the shipyard’s construction hall.
As a part of previously announced strategic partnership, Carnival Corporation & plc, Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku today announced a multi-billion Euro contract for four 180,000 gross ton large next-generation cruise ships. The ships will feature a revolutionary “green cruising” design and will be the first-ever cruise ships powered at sea by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Two of the ships will be built for AIDA Cruises at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and two further ships will be built at Meyer Turku, Finland. With these orders, Meyer Turku has secured a long term order book until 2020 – providing a stable and increasing work load that allows the yard and the Finnish maritime cluster to develop themselves.
Meyer Turku handed over Mein Schiff 4 to TUI Cruises. The day was remarkable since this was the first delivery from Turku Shipyard under Meyers´ ownership. Two days earlier, on 6 May 2015, the Meyer family, operating the shipbuilding company Meyer Werft in Germany, became 100% owner of the Meyer Turku Oy.