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Our Company

Three shipyards. One team.


Here, on Mecklenburg-Vorpommern´s Baltic Sea coast, where the weather is rugged and the people reserved, the maritime heart of the state is all the more audible. And that has been the case for more than 70 years.

At MV WERFTEN, Hanseatic shipbuilding tradition meets future innovation. With a worldwide unique new construction programme on order, our celebrated shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund are making maritime global history. In 2017, we delivered the first ‘made in MV' luxury river cruise ships. After the delivery of two more river cruisers in 2018, our shipbuilding programme includes a further five ships scheduled to be completed by 2021. In future, two ships of the Global Class and two expedition yachts of the Endeavor Class will be built annually at our shipyard group.

With roofed shipbuilding docks, one of the largest ship lifts in the world and an efficient logistics infrastructure in combination with the comprehensive maritime expertise of our employees , we have the ideal conditions to build high-quality cruise ships in any weather. At MVW, we know that only those who are passionate about shipbuilding can deliver first-class products, each and every time.

Our culture

Business philosophy

"We breathe shipbuilding" – that is the ethos that unites all employees at MV WERFTEN. We are a team. We work together, we learn from one another and we develop together.

We know that first-class ships are built by first-class workers. This is why we pay particular care and attention to the working conditions, the health and the education of our colleagues. From the initial design to delivery, over 2,000 MVW staff at three locations contribute to the development of our projects. Whatever it is, we will build it well and we will build it together.

A ‘made in MV' ship is world-renowned for top quality and should remain so long into the future. Our values ​​and a corporate culture characterised by trust and commitment steer us on a clear course with our own R & D programs, constant development and high quality and HSE standards..

Our motivation

We are the maritime heart of the economy

Our expertise …

… has been demonstrated by our employees with 2,500 delivered projects. From concept design to delivery – competence is tradition at MVW shipbuilding. Together we deploy our expertise for the success of the company.

Our state …

… of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV) and our MV shipyards: these belong together like ebb and flow. Active worldwide, but anchored in MV. As a regional impetus, we are committed to our state. Not just by name.

Our shipyards …

… are state-of-the-art and efficient. We exploit the advantages and synergy effects of three locations in proximity with direct access to the Baltic Sea. Not content to rest on our laurels, we continue to invest for our future.

Our ships …

… are more than just steel products. For us, ships are emotional projects. When a ship leaves our dock, even the most reserved shipbuilder becomes misty-eyed.

Our values …

… are not only clearly and openly communicated, but also practiced – for harmonious coexistence.

Our shipbuilders …

… are not men of many words, but complete the job with their heart and soul. We at MV WERFTEN know that quality does not need many words. We just do it.

Our yards

Three shipyards with direct access to the Baltic Sea