Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Billion order from Malaysia for German shipyards – tagesschau.de

record order for four shipyards in Germany: In Wismar, Warnemünde and Stralsund to ten cruise ships for the Malaysian Genting group formed, which are then fitted in Bremerhaven. The contracts have a value of 3.5 billion euros.

Shipyards Lloyd Group in Bremerhaven, Wismar, Warnemünde and Stralsund are ten cruise ships for the Malaysian Genting build group. The contracts – which still include other smaller new buildings – worth a total of 3.5 billion euros. “This is a great day for the German shipbuilding industry and for Genting. I am sure that we have very good vessels are obtained from the shipyards,” said chief executive Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.

the ships are to be built in the three East German yards and then come in Bremerhaven. They are are for Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises determined -. Both subsidiaries of Genting Group, who took over after the Lloyd shipyard in Bremerhaven in March, the former Nordic Yards in Wismar, Warnemünde and Stralsund

“We look forward to a good future”

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Minister President Erwin Selle ring was confident that the three involved yards in his State by complicated years now with major contracts Retrieve a prospect and many people secure jobs. “It was important and right that we the shipyards – against criticism – have helped through the difficult times”, the SPD politician said

According to Lloyd’s managing director Rüdiger. Pallentin required for the construction of vessels in total 3000 shipbuilders and designers. Thus, the staff will almost double to four shipyards. At the three locations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern who had recently fought with the construction of platforms for offshore wind farms to the crisis, about 1,400 people were last employed.

“Working with Genting is for shipyards a fluke. We see a good future with “Pallentin said. He expects that the construction of ten vessels will be the total 6000 people work, including contractors and suppliers.

Genting relies on growing cruise market

the Genting group had in 2015 taken over the US shipping company Crystal Cruises and has, according to CEO Tan Sri Lim since eleven river and ocean cruise ships. His group expected despite the gloomy economic development in the Far East continued significant growth in cruise business.

Full order books in Papenburg

The boom in cruise ships bestows on German shipyards generally have full order books. But the Lower Saxony Meyer Shipyard Group is 19 vessels built, had the Marine expert from the Bremer Agency for Structure and Personnel Development (AgS), Thorsten Ludwig, said in April during the presentation of a study. The great competitive advantage for the German and European cruise ship-yards there in their high degree of specialization, and “that this long-standing experience in the construction of complex, large systems has,” Ludwig said. They also state that the suppliers at the highest level work.

Many ships are intended for the Asian market. Be there early millennium still predominantly ships were used, which would have been used in the North American and European routes, “large Rebuilding produced with exclusive services specifically for the Asian market” would now.


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