Meyer Werft in Papenburg: new technology center

Grundsteinlegung by two trainees

New Technology Center of the Meyer Werft – Grundsteinlegung by two trainees Meyer Werft

Today the foundation stone for the new Technology and Development Centre at the Meyer Werft in Papenburg was laid.Kendra Schulte (19), dual student of the course Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries and Björn Abeln (22), mechatronics in the third year of training, laid the foundation stone for the new center. “We are pleased that we can take on this task for the foundation stone”, so Kendra Schulte.

Photo: Meyer Werft

Photo: Meyer Werft

Bernd-Carsten Hiebing, Chairman of the CDU district council fraction of the county Emsland and board member of the CDU parliamentary group, and Jan-Peter Becht air, Mayor of Papenburg, praised by today’s groundbreaking ceremony and the associated large investment the renewed strengthening of the site Papenburg. The continuous development and innovation of MEYER WERFT, which today is one of the global leaders in the cruise shipbuilding, have a tremendous positive influence on the employment situation in the city, the region and across the country.

Due to the constantly rising number of employees and the very good order situation at the yard, which in Finland was made possible by the commitment with MEYER TURKU, the decision to build the new Technology and Development Centre was required. In the new building complex large parts of the design and development work for the new building complex of the shipyard will be bundled. A total of more than 500 designers and engineers to work in the future on the various topics of the cruise ships, resulting in Papenburg. The new building will offer approximately 6,750 m² on 5 levels.

“We always need to be well ahead of our competitors technologically and offer a cost-optimized, despite a high standard of quality. Only with top trained for the developers and engineers in the correct working environment and with enough space for creative thinking, we create this balancing act “, says Managing Director Lambert Kruse.

The total investment for the new development center, which also includes a completely redesigned entrance and conference area with so-called. Meet-and Greet- areas belongs, is around 10 million euros. This includes the latest building control techniques and energy-saving measures, such as the use of geothermal heat and cooling by geothermal energy. The new five-storey building will be built in accordance with the standards of a passive house.

The construction should be completed by mid-2016. “The successful development of the site Papenburg has always had top priority for me. We are as agreed in the job security agreement, keep our part of the agreement“, said Bernard Meyer.

In addition to the Technology and Development Centre, the shipyard will expand the canteen area and expand the buildings for own and contractor employees and modernize to become more so the increasing demands.

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