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06. Nov

2018

 
MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule feiert Richtfest für neue Lagerhalle

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01. Oct

2018

 
MV WERFTEN strengthens management team with appointment of new technical director

As Chief Technology Officer, Raimon Strunck will be responsible for project management, design, planning as well as procurement and logistics.

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12. Sep

2018

 
Livestream cut version Keel Laying Ceremony GLOBAL 1

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11. Sep

2018

 
MV WERFTEN Lays Keel for the First “Global Class“ Ship for Dream Cruises

At 204,000 gross ton and 2,500 suites and cabins, she will be the largest cruise ship ever built in Germany, with the most advanced digital technology.

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11. Sep

2018

 
Keel Laying GLOBAL 1 - 360

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10. Sep

2018

 
Topping-out ceremony for the MV WERFTEN accommodation facility

The construction of the accommodation facility located at the Alter Holzhafen in Wismar continues to progress: the traditional topping-out ceremony was celebrated today with representatives of MV WERFTEN, Genting Hong Kong, associate companies and the Hanseatic city all in attendance. Partners and guests of the shipyard will be able to stay in the 104-room facility from 2019.

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03. Sep

2018

 
Its a record! 117 trainees begin their professional journeys

At a ceremony in Wismar today, 105 apprentices and 12 dual-system students were welcomed into the company’s fold. They will be trained at three locations and in six different professions.

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21. Aug

2018

 
MV WERFTEN Celebrates the Keel Laying of „Crystal Endeavor“, the Worlds Largest Polar-Class Expedition Yacht

The keel of “Crystal Endeavor”, the world’s largest and most spacious polar-class expedition yacht at 20,000 gross tons with just 200 guests was laid in MV WERFTEN Stralsund shipyard today. The ceremony was attended by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister, Manuela Schwesig.

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31. Jul

2018

 
Jarmo Laakso steps into advisor and consultant role for MV WERFTEN

Over the past two years, since its inception and under the directorship of Jarmo Laakso (67), MV WERFTEN has seen a period of dynamic growth. Because of personal reasons, Jarmo Laakso will now be stepping down as COO and will be leaving the executive board on July 31, 2018. He will continue to serve as an advisor and consultant to the shipbuilding group.

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19. Jul

2018

 
"SuperStar Libra" moors at MV WERFTEN

The 216-meter cruise ship will be used in Wismar as a residential ship for partners and suppliers.

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29. Jun

2018

 
Erfolgreicher Abschluss für 17 Azubis und Dualstudenten

Zwölf Auszubildende und fünf duale Studenten erhielten am Standort Stralsund ihre Facharbeiterzeugnisse.

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06. Jun

2018

 
New Managing Director of Finance and Administration at MV WERFTEN

Carsten J. Haake joins the company's management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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27. Apr

2018

 
MV WERFTEN stellt den 2000. Mitarbeiter ein

Unfortunately, this content is not available in English. You will therefore see the German version. Das Unternehmen ist weiter auf Expansionskurs. Am Standort Wismar begrüßte die Werftengruppe nun den 2000. Mitarbeiter: André Settgast ist seit April als Expeditor im Bereich Materialwirtschaft tätig. 500 Mitarbeiter hat MV WERFTEN im letzten Jahr bereits eingestellt, weitere 1000 werden folgen.

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27. Apr

2018

 
Für „TOP“ befunden: MV WERFTEN dreifach als Ausbildungsbetrieb geehrt

Unfortunately, this content is not available in English. You will therefore see the German version. Am Abend des 26. April erhielten die Standorte Rostock und Stralsund ihre Auszeichnungen als „TOP Ausbildungsbetriebe“ von der IHK zu Rostock. MV WERFTEN Wismar wurde vom Kammerbezirk Schwerin bereits am 19. März prämiert. Der Titel gilt als Aushängeschild für herausragende Leistungen bei der Ausbildung junger Fachkräfte. Bewerbungen für das Ausbildungsjahr 2018 sind noch möglich.

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12. Apr

2018

 
MV WERFTEN delivers fourth luxury river ship to Crystal River Cruises

“Crystal Ravel” was handed over in Wismar today. It is the fourth Rhine Class ship that MV WERFTEN has built for Crystal River Cruises.

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10. Mar

2018

 
MV WERFTEN announces Peter Fetten, a 38-year maritime and shipbuilding veteran, will join as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while Jarmo Laakso will remain as Managing Director and take up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), focusin

Appointments further strengthen the management team of MV WERFTEN as it embarks on building the 20,000 gross ton Endeavor Class expedition ships in Stralsund and the 204,000 gross ton Global Class ships in Wismar and Rostock.

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08. Mar

2018

 
Third Luxury River Ship delivered to Crystal River Cruises

With “Crystal Debussy”, MV WERFTEN has now delivered the third in the series of four Rhine Class vessels.

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08. Mar

2018

 
MV WERFTEN Starts Construction on the first 204,000 Gross Ton Global Class Ship the Largest Cruise Ship to be Built in Germany

The first steel cut for the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the world with artificial intelligence was made by Genting Hong Kong’s CEO and Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay today.

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08. Mar

2018

 
Topping-out ceremony for new hall complex

With the topping-out ceremony for MV WERFTEN's new shipbuilding hall at its Rostock site, the company has reached an important milestone. Starting in September, the Global Class ship panels will be fabricated here. Overall, the shipyard group is investing more than 80 million Euros in the hall, an investment that will also create 200 new jobs.

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06. Mar

2018

 
MV WERFTEN lays foundation for accommodation facility

The shipyard group is constructing a special accommodation center for subcontractors and guests at the Alter Holzhafen in Wismar; visitors will be able to spend the night in cruise ship cabins. The new building, which comprises 104 rooms, is scheduled to open by winter 2018-2019.

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06. Mar

2018

 
Continued expansion: MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule acquires additional warehouse space

The company signed a purchase agreement today with the Hanseatic city of Wismar to purchase land for a new warehouse, adding 6,000 square meters of space to house more than 300 prefabricated cruise ship cabins.

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31. Jan

2018

 
Fit fürs Berufsleben: MV WERFTEN verabschiedet Auszubildende

Unfortunately, this content is not available in English. You will therefore see the German version. 21 Azubis der Standorte Rostock und Wismar erhielten heute ihre Facharbeiterzeugnisse. Alle Nachwuchskräfte werden zum 1. Februar von der Werftengruppe übernommen. Zum 1. September stellt das Unternehmen erneut über 100 Azubis und Dualstudenten ein, Bewerbungen sind noch möglich.

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15. Jan

2018

 
Construction begins on Crystal Endeavor at MV WERFTEN

Start of steel cutting for “Crystal Endeavor”, the first Polar Class expedition yacht for Crystal in Stralsund

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22. Dec

2017

 
Ausgezeichnetes Konzept: MV WERFTEN Wismar mit Mobilitätspreis geehrt

Unfortunately, this content is not available in English. You will therefore see the German version. Die Werft gehört mit ihrem Verkehrskonzept zu den Hauptpreisträgern des Wettbewerbs „mobil gewinnt“.

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03. Nov

2017

 
Umfangreiche Sanierung der „Likedeeler“ erfolgreich abgeschlossen

Unfortunately, this content is not available in English. You will therefore see the German version. Nach der Runderneuerung übergab MV WERFTEN Rostock das Jugendschiff am 3. November wieder an den Eigentümer, die Hansestadt Rostock. Während seines knapp zweimonatigen Werftaufenthaltes wurden u. a. die Außenhaut erneuert und die Wasserlinie mit einer Bauchbinde aus Stahl verstärkt.

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20. Sep

2017

 
MV WERFTEN hands over second luxury river cruise ship

“Crystal Mahler”, the second of four Rhine Class river ships, was ceremoniously handed over to Crystal River Cruises in Wismar. Afterwards, the luxury river vessel was christened in the shipyard.

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01. Sep

2017

 
Green light for in-house cabin manufacture: MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule starts production

The start of cabin production was celebrated with great fanfare in Wismar today. MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule GmbH will supply fully prefabricated state-of-the-art passenger and crew cabins for the ships of the Global and Endeavor Class, with the first ones due as early as spring 2018.

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01. Sep

2017

 
MV WERFTEN takes on 90 new trainees

90 apprentices and 12 students taking sandwich degree courses will be starting their professional lives with the shipbuilding group on 1 September. With 102 new recruits, MV WERFTEN will be taking on more young people in the new training year than any other company in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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09. Aug

2017

 
Groundbreaking ceremony for new shipbuilding hall

At MV WERFTEN, construction work started on the new hall complex 11, which will house the new panel line and section line, as well as a line for section outfitting. With a volume of some €80 million, the new facility is one of the largest company investments in the region in the past decades.

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09. Aug

2017

 
Minister Zypries visits MV WERFTEN

The focus of the visit of the German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy was on conversations with the management and employee representatives about the current shipbuilding and investment programme.

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03. Aug

2017

 
MV WERFTEN delivers Crystal Bach, World's Most Luxurious River Ship

On 3 August, the handover ceremony for the 135-metre long river cruise vessel took place in Wismar, the first delivery under the flag of MV WERFTEN.

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02. Aug

2017

 
MV WERFTEN reinforces the management team

Janne Lukkonen was appointed new Director of Project Management on 1 August.

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24. May

2017

 
Ceremonial keel laying for two more river cruise vessels at MV WERFTEN

On 24 May, the first sections for “Crystal Debussy” and “Crystal Ravel” were laid on keel at MV WERFTEN in Wismar. The river yachts will be delivered to Crystal River Cruises in 2018.

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02. Mar

2017

 
MV WERFTEN and SSC Sport-Marketing sign sponsorship contract

The contract for this and next season was signed on 1 March by Managing Directors Jarmo Laakso and Richard Gruenhagen as well as SSC President Johannes Wienecke.

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01. Feb

2017

 
New Managing Director of Finance and Administration at MV WERFTEN

MV WERFTEN has appointed Richard Gruenhagen (54) as Managing Director of Finance and Administration effective as of 1 February. He will reinforce the Management Board of the shipbuilding group as new CFO.

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31. Jan

2017

 
Successful completion of training of 27 MV WERFTEN apprentices

During a ceremony in Wismar today, the apprentices received their training certificates as plant mechanics and construction mechanics. MV WERFTEN took on all 27 young skilled workers. As of 1 September, the shipbuilding group will hire 90 new apprentices.

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09. Jan

2017

 
MV WERFTEN selects ABB propulsion, automation and marine software for five new Genting vessels

Azipod propulsion amongst a series of solutions will improve safety and efficiency of new generation of ships for Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises.

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09. Jan

2017

 
First steel cut for two further river cruise ships for Crystal River Cruises at MV WERFTEN

The steel cutting ceremony for “Crystal Debussy” and “Crystal Ravel” at MV WERFTEN heralds the construction of two luxury river ships for Crystal River Cruises.

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23. Dec

2016

 
MV WERFTEN to install comprehensive Evac Complete Cleantech Solution on board two Global Class cruise ships for Star Cruises

German shipyard MV WERFTEN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, will install the Evac Complete Cleantech Solution on board two new “Global Class” ships for Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia-Pacific. The contract also covers two optional cruise vessels of the same class in the future.

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12. Dec

2016

 
MV WERFTEN awards classification of Endeavor expedition yachts to DNV GL

The contract includes the classification of three ship newbuildings to be delivered in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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17. Nov

2016

 
MV WERFTEN selects MAN engines for two Global Class cruise ships

MV WERFTEN and MAN Diesel & Turbo have concluded a contract to equip two “Global Class” cruise ships for Star Cruises.

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14. Nov

2016

 
Genting confirms five-year production schedule for MV WERFTEN

The building programme for the shipyard group was confirmed during the launch of the “Genting Dream” in Singapore, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.

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02. Nov

2016

 
MV WERFTEN to invest 13 million euro in MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule GmbH for cabin manufacturing in Wismar

The founding of an own cabin factory is part of the extensive investment programme of the MV WERFTEN Group for the Wismar site. Up to 200 new jobs will be created.

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02. Nov

2016

 
Clear course towards growth: MV WERFTEN launches Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's largest job campaign

The number of employees will be doubled to 3,100 in the medium term. Employees for project planning, construction, planning, project management and purchasing will be especially sought.

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28. Sep

2016

 
Malaysian Prime Minister visits MV WERFTEN

Today the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, visited MV WERFTEN in Wismar, a shipbuilding venture of the Malaysian Genting Group in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. During his official visit, Najib Razak was informed on the shipyard group’s newbuilding and investment programme by Tan Sri Lim, Chairman of the Genting Group, and MV WERFTEN’s Managing Director Jarmo Laakso.

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27. Sep

2016

 
MV WERFTEN invests 75 million euro in Rostock yard

The shipyard group is to build a new production hall with an advanced laser-hybrid welding line in Rostock as part of its total investment plan. Contracts with Pemamek, Inros Lackner and Warnow Design were signed in Rostock on 27 September.

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26. Aug

2016

 
MV WERFTEN signs design agreements

MV WERFTEN signed a letter of intent with the engineering company Foreship in Stralsund today. The agreement includes parts of the basic design as well as design, purchasing and production assistance of the “Endeavor” class luxury expedition yachts. The 20,000 GT cruise vessels will be built at MV WERFTEN Stralsund, with production starting late 2017 and deliveries from spring 2019.

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19. Aug

2016

 
Keel laying for two luxury river cruise vessels at MV WERFTEN

The first two of four “Rhine class” river cruise ships are simultaneously under construction at MV WERFTEN in Wismar. Delivery of the 7-star vessels “Crystal Bach” and “Crystal Mahler” to Crystal River Cruises will be in 2017.

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29. Jul

2016

 
MV WERFTEN signs basic and detail design contracts with Deltamarin Ltd and Elomatic Oy

Damit wurde ein weiterer Meilenstein bei der Entwicklung der „Global Class“-Serie für Star Cruises erreicht. Die Ablieferung der Kreuzfahrtschiffe ist ab 2020 geplant.

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07. Jul

2016

 
Genting Hong Kong forms MV WERFTEN to focus on new shipbuilding

Further investment of more than €100 million will make MV WERFTEN the most modern cruise shipbuilding group with an output of two Neo-Panamax and one Panamax cruise ships a year.

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