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Malaysian Prime Minister visits MV WERFTEN

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.

Wismar, 28. September 2016 | 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.

The Genting Group bought the three shipyards in North Germany in March this year. Since July, they have been operating as MV WERFTEN. An extensive investment programme of €160 million has been agreed and is currently being implemented at all three sites. Malaysia‘s Prime Minister Najib Razak paid tribute to Genting’s commitment: The investments pave the way for an impressive newbuilding programme and provide the shipbuilding industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with stability.

The order book of MV WERFTEN includes a total of ten vessels in the next five years, among them the so called “Global-Max class”, the world’s biggest cruise ships regarding passenger capacity. The 201,000 GT cruise vessels will be more than 340 meters long and 45 meters wide. The production will start end of 2017 and the delivery to the shipping company Star Cruises is planned for 2020.

MV WERFTEN is preparing to launch the biggest recruiting campaign in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The shipyard group will hire 250 new employees in the fields of design, planning, purchase and project management within the next six months. Until 2021, the number of staff will be doubled from 1,500 today to more than 3,000.