Meyer Turku delivers Mein Schiff 6 to TUI Cruises

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Meyer Turku and German TUI Cruises celebrated today on the 9th of May, 2017 the successful delivery of cruise ship Mein Schiff 6.

“We are very happy about the delivery of Mein Schiff 6 in time and excellent quality. With this ship we can again deliver the high TUI Cruises standard to our passengers and exceed it with fine tunings and small surprises”, TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier thanks.

Mein Schiff 6 is fourth in a series of ships build in Turku for TUI Cruises. Meyer Turku CEO Jan Meyer notes that shipbuilding is all about continuous improvement of the technology, ship design, production processes and the shipbuilding team.

“At the shipyard we have a very interesting working mode. Every one to two years we develop a new ship type and then we further refine it in the following sister ships. With Mein Schiff 6 our goal was to improve further from previous ships with a few fine tunings based on passenger feedback and at the same time build it with fewer hours than before. At the same time we are ramping up our production volume to meet the demands of our long and stable order book”, CEO Jan Meyer explains.

With an order book reaching until 2024, Meyer Turku shipyard is facing a gradual ramp up of production in the coming years.

“We are rebuilding the shipyard with heavy investments exceeding 100 million euros for a further increase in output. This also allows us to strengthen our team of shipbuilders, until end of 2018 we are recruiting 500 persons. During the following years our direct employment effect together with our suppliers will increase from 7000 to over 20 000 persons. This is a great opportunity for a whole cluster of specialized suppliers to develop their technologies and processes and to grow with us”, CEO Meyer notes and continues:

“I would also like to use this opportunity to thank our team of ship builders and the suppliers for their effort.”

Facts and figures for Mein Schiff 6

Length > width >draft:295 m > 36 m > 8 m
Size:99,800 GT
No. of decks:15
Flag:Malta
Crew complement:1026
No. of passengers:2794
No. of cabins:1267 (82 percent with balconies)
No. of restaurants & bistros:13
No. of bars & lounges:13

More Information:

Tapani Mylly
Communication Manager
tapani.mylly@meyerturku.fi
Mobile: +358-50-560 2464
Tel: +358 (0)10 670 6206
www.meyerturku.fi

Meyer Turku Oy employs over 1,600 persons and specializes in building highly complex, innovative and environmentally friendly cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels. Together with two sister shipyards in Germany, Meyer Werft in Papenburg and Neptun Werft in Rostock, Meyer Turku is one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders. The successful shipbuilding tradition in Turku has been continuing since 1737. The company is currently building cruise ships for TUI Cruises and a fast ferry for Tallink. The company will also build two cruise ships for Costa Crociere. The design and construction of the ships are supported by the subsidiaries of Meyer Turku: Piikkio Works Oy, which is a Cabin Factory in Piikkiö, Shipbuilding Completion Oy, which provides turnkey solutions to public spaces in ships, and ENG´nD Oy, which is an engineering company offering services for shipbuilding and offshore.