Meyer shipyard

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Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG

legal form GmbH & Co. KG
founding 1795
Seat Papenburg Germany
management Bernard Meyer , Tim Meyer, Jan Meyer, Thomas Weigend
Number of employees 4,377
sales EUR 2,053.9 million
Branch shipbuilding

Hall 6 laying the foundation stone for the extension
The Norwegian Jewel in front of the over 86 meter high halls of the Meyer Werft, Papenburg
View into Dock Hall 1 with the research ship Sonne, which is under construction
Halls of the Meyer shipyard

The Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG (proper spelling: Meyer Werft) is a German shipbuilding company , which is primarily due to its large shipyard in Papenburg ( Emsland district is known). The Papenburg shipyard is the anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Culture (ERIH) and part of the Route of Industrial Culture in the north-west . It is part of the Meyer-Neptun Group based in Senningerberg , Luxembourg, which brings together the Meyer family's shipyards and holdings.

History of the shipyard

The shipyard was founded on January 28, 1795 by Willm Rolf Meyer as a wooden shipyard on the Papenburg main canal. The company is in the seventh generation of the Meyer family.

Until 1920 there were around twenty shipyards in Papenburg. Only the Meyer shipyard survived into the 21st century, partly because the company began building steel-hulled steam-engine- powered steel hulls as early as 1872 on the initiative of Joseph L. Meyer .

20th century

1913 was the agreement with Imperial Colonial Office on behalf of the East African Railway Company at the Meyer-Werft the steamship Goetzen built that on the African Lake Tanganyika wrong, named after Gustav Adolf von idols . Between the two world wars, the shipyard mainly built fish steamers , pilot boats , lightships and passenger ships for coastal travel. During the Second World War , the shipyard was mainly busy with repair orders. Small numbers of smaller units such as submarines were rebuilt for war armor . After the wars, the shipyard also switched to building machines, which enabled it to survive the post-war years. Around 55 gas tankers have also been manufactured here since 1961 . The first was Kirsten Tholstrup with 900 m³. The largest tanker built at the Meyer shipyard was the Danube with a tank volume of 30,000 cubic meters. From 2011 to 2013 the new LNG tanker Coral Energy was built for the Dutch shipping company Anthony Veder (Rotterdam).

Since it was founded until the 1980s, the Meyer shipyard was located in the center of Papenburg. Mainly due to a lack of space due to the steadily growing number of new buildings, the shipyard was forced to relocate to its current location in the outer harbor directly on the Ems. The Forum Alte Werft cultural center is now located on the former site .

In the last decades of the 20th century, Meyer-Werft made a name for itself internationally with the construction of car ferries, passenger ferries, RoRo ships , container ships, animal transporters and, since the mid-1980s, primarily with the construction of cruise ships .

The cruise ship era (since the 1980s)

In 1985 the shipyard's first cruise ship was launched . The Homeric was the last cruise ship of this size to be launched into the water with a classic cross-launch. It was also the only ship of this size that has ever returned to the Meyer shipyard; In 1990 it was lengthened by 40 meters to 244 meters.

The following cruise ships were built in what was then the world's largest covered building dock , which was put into operation in 1987. After an extension of 100 meters in 1990/1991, the hall measures 370 meters in length today, it is 101.5 meters wide and 60 meters high. The dock in this hall is 358 meters long and 39 meters wide.

In 2000 the construction of a second roofed building dock hall (384 meters long, 125 meters wide and 75 meters high) began. Inside the second hall, which was completed in 2002, the dock measures 362 × 45 meters. New prefabrication halls were also built, in which laser welding technology is primarily used. In December 2007, construction work began on extending the second hall by 120 meters. With a length of 504 meters, this hall has since become the world's largest covered building dock. The symbolic laying of the foundation stone took place on January 18, 2008 by the managing director Bernard Meyer and the then Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Christian Wulff . On August 31, 2008, the 2000 tonne roof for the extension of the construction hall was lifted into its new position.

From 2005 to 2013, seven Sphinx-class club ships were built for AIDA Cruises . In September 2008 the ship Celebrity Solstice , the first of the five ships in the Solstice class for Celebrity Cruises , was delivered. The ship has a measurement of 122,000  GT , with which the Meyer shipyard exceeded the 100,000 GT mark for the first time. The Quantum class cruise ships that have been delivered to Royal Caribbean Cruises since 2014 are even measured at around 167,000 GT. In May 2011 the shipyard celebrated the 25th anniversary of its own cruise ship construction.

In 2017, the shipyard extended Hall 6 by around 25 meters and another hall by around 100 meters.

On March 27, 2015, Carnival Corporation & plc signed a letter of intent to build new ships for Aida, Costa and other shipping companies in the group to be built at the shipyards in Turku and Papenburg. The model ship, the AIDAnova , was the largest passenger ship built in Germany when it was delivered in 2018 with a measurement of 183,900 GT.

Further orders for Disney Cruise Line followed in 2016 and 2017.

In October 2018, Silversea Cruises ordered two Evolution class cruise ships from Meyer Werft. The ships with a measurement of 44,650 GT are to be delivered in 2022 and 2023.

In 2018, the shipyard had to postpone the delivery of a new building. The AIDAnova , which was initially due to be delivered on November 15, 2018, was only handed over on December 12.

The COVID-19 pandemic , which made itself felt in the cruise industry from February 2020, led, according to senior boss Bernard Meyer, to the fact that there will no longer be any need for new cruise ships worldwide in 2020. As a result, even those clients who had already contractually obliged Meyer Werft to have new cruise ships built there, to accept them and to pay for the work in full, had no interest in fulfilling their contractual obligations. Delays in the construction, delivery and payment of commissioned ships can therefore be expected, and in the worst case even the insolvency of individual clients. The shipyard's order book shows no new orders for the period from 2023 onwards. Short-time work and layoffs of Meyer Werft employees are inevitable in view of this situation.

Workforce, economic importance for the region

The Meyer shipyard had around 3,300 employees in 2016. The average age of the employees was 38 years. Together with the numerous employees in the supplier companies, the company is an extremely important economic factor in the northern Emsland and southern East Frisia . The Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research ( scientifically examined the economic importance for Lower Saxony and Germany in 2010, 2014 and 2017.

On January 15, 2015, the Lower Saxony state government , the management and works council of Meyer-Werft as well as the IG Metall coast signed a site security contract, which should secure the 3100 jobs in Papenburg in the long term until the end of 2030. The shipyard also assured in the contract that training and further education as well as research and development will be retained as core competencies in the previous scope. Another point of the contract is further investments in the Papenburg location. In return, the state of Lower Saxony assured the use of the Ems as a functional federal waterway including the necessary damming for the transfer of the new ships built in Papenburg. For this purpose, the state government worked together with the environmental associations WWF , BUND and NABU to develop the " Master Plan Ems 2050 ", which is intended to significantly improve the quality of the Ems despite further use. On March 24, 2015, the district council of the district of Leer approved the “Master Plan Ems 2050” as the last “local parliament ”. In addition, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the State of Lower Saxony are promoting the development of innovative components with innovation grants.


The shipyard has received several subsidies from the federal government within the framework of the “Innovative Shipbuilding Secures Competitive Jobs” funding guidelines. The innovation promotion is designed as a non-repayable grant. The funding amounted to 301,380 euros in 2006, 5,183,869 euros in 2010, 8,535,718 euros in 2011, 8,355,676 euros in 2012, 4,090,688 euros in 2013, 191,000 euros in 2014 and 8,341,443 Euros in 2016. Further funding applications from 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 were rejected.

The shipyard also benefits from indirect funding, e.g. B. by dredging the Ems, as well as the construction and operation of the Ems barrier for the ship overpasses of the shipyard.

Acquisitions of other companies, ownership structure

In 1997 the Meyer Group took over the Neptun shipyard in Rostock, which was founded in 1850 as the “mechanical engineering company and shipyard” . It operates as Neptun Werft GmbH & Co. KG , Rostock. Since August 13, 2015, the personally liable company has been NIR Holding GmbH , based in Luxembourg .

On August 4, 2014, the shipyard confirmed the takeover of a 70% stake in the Finnish cruise ship specialist STX Finland in Turku . Two more ships were to be built for TUI Cruises ( Mein Schiff 5 and Mein Schiff 6 ). In mid-September, Meyer-Werft took over the STX Finland shipyard in Turku. It was renamed Meyer Turku Oy. TUI Cruises agreed an option to build the ships Mein Schiff 7 and Mein Schiff 8 (now renamed Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 ) for 2018 and 2019. In July 2015, it was converted into a firm order. The ships have now been completed and handed over to TUI Cruises.

In April 2015, the Meyer Group announced that it would increase its 70% stake in the Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku Oy in Turku to 100% by taking over the 30% stake held by the Finnish state. According to Meyer-Werft, the complete takeover will facilitate the cooperation between the three locations Papenburg, Rostock and Turku. Around 1350 people are employed in Turku.

The Papenburg-based EMS PreCab GmbH, which supplies the passenger cabins for the cruise ships, also belongs to the Meyer Group .

In June 2016, the Meyer family announced that the shipyards in Germany and Finland would be incorporated into two German family foundations.


The ship transfers on the Ems have been criticized by nature conservationists since the 1980s . In order to bring the cruise ships built by the shipyard with their large dimensions from the inland location of the shipyard in Papenburg to the mouth of the Ems, around 40 kilometers away, the river has to be dammed. This results in silting up of the water in this section, which has negative ecological consequences. In addition, the Ems deepened several times, which has also been criticized by nature conservationists because of its negative ecological consequences for the river.

In July 2013 a fire in a mass accommodation in Papenburg killed two Romanian contract workers who were employed by Meyer-Werft through an Emden temporary work company with work contracts. In the ensuing public discussion about inadequate social standards for contract workers, mostly from Eastern Europe, and “ wage dumping ”, the shipyard also came under fire as a contractor for temporary work. The shipyard drew conclusions from the death of the two temporary workers and created a social charter and a code of conduct that should apply to both the shipyard and its subcontractors. At the same time, however, shipyard boss Bernard Meyer pointed out "that subcontractors are indispensable for the economic success of his shipyard".

In mid-2015, the Meyer Werft Group announced that it would relocate the headquarters of the mother holding company Meyer Neptun GmbH from Rostock to Luxembourg . The aim of the move was to prevent the establishment of a supervisory board for the company, which would have been necessary under German law after the takeover of the shipyard in Turku, Finland. The company stated that additional feedback from a supervisory board would be extremely obstructive when negotiating new orders. The planned relocation of the shipyard holding attracted national attention and met mostly with incomprehension and criticism. The relocation was particularly criticized by the state government of Lower Saxony , the company's works council and the responsible trade union . They threw the shipyard u. a. before that she wanted the participation rights curtail workers. Discussions that were then started between the shipyard or company management as well as the state government, IG Metall and the works council remained inconclusive and the shipyard announced at the beginning of September 2015 that it would stick to the plans.

A planned honoring of the head of the Meyer shipyard, Bernard Meyer , with the Emsland Medal , which has been awarded by the Emsland district to people for their services to the district since 1987 , also came about due to the discussion about the relocation of the holding headquarters Criticism. In July 2015, Meyer announced that he would waive the award in order to u. a. To avert "harm to his family".

In mid-September 2015 the shipyard initiated a dismissal procedure against the works council chairman Ibrahim Ergin, because in cases going back up to four years he allegedly forced trainees to join the IG Metall union. Ergin denied the allegations. Since the works council did not agree to the termination, the shipyard management took action before the Lingen labor court to obtain the right to terminate the contract by means of a consent replacement procedure. In addition, the Osnabrück public prosecutor's office started investigations against Ergin on suspicion of coercion. To defuse the dispute that had arisen between the employee representatives and management, both sides initially agreed on a mediation that was to be supervised by the economist Rudolf Hickel from the University of Bremen and the director of the Pforzheim Labor Court, Hans Weischedel. In mid-October 2015, however, both sides declared the mediation to have failed because no agreement could be reached on the inclusion and withdrawal of the termination application against Ergin. A mediation process proposed by the Lingen Labor Court at the end of October 2015 was approved by the management with reference to u. a. rejected the background of the termination. In the labor court hearing in mid-December 2015, Meyer-Werft failed for formal reasons. The shipyard announced that it would now appeal to the Lower Saxony State Labor Court in Hanover as the next instance. In April 2016, the Osnabrück public prosecutor brought charges against Ergin on suspicion of coercion in five cases. As a result, three works council members resigned by mid-May 2016, who then founded an employee initiative with the aim of getting new elections and returning to a trusting cooperation between the works council and management. In August 2016, Ergin left the company following a settlement .


Since theaters are also of great importance on cruise ships, Meyer-Werft is also Germany's largest theater builder. Meyer-Werft has built more and larger theaters with changing sets and retractable orchestra pits than any other company.

The shipyard has two of the largest covered dry docks in the world, and building dock II is the largest covered dry dock in the world. With its extraordinary location on the Ems , which for nearly any leakage through the Emssperrwerk be stowed must draw the approximately 36-kilometer overpasses of Ships for Dollard to thousands of onlookers. Every year around 300,000 people visit the shipyard via its visitor center (part of ERIH). The visitor center is organized by Papenburg Marketing GmbH with the shipyard. There are also often large music festivals held in front of the ship overpasses, which are also watched by thousands of people.

December 9, 2011 unknown workers were at the shipyard water damage on the Disney Fantasy of Disney Cruise Line brought about. Fire extinguishing systems were opened several times on deck 11 and deck 12, causing water to penetrate the ship. This resulted in considerable damage to the cruise ship, 40 cabins were damaged. The schedule and the planned handover to the shipping company could still be adhered to.

On March 5, 2013, a fire broke out on the shell of Norwegian Getaway in building dock II. The cause was a fire in a pool technical room on deck 15 of the ship. Fire departments from the surrounding area were also involved in fighting the fire . There were no injuries. According to the Meyer shipyard, the total damage was less than half a million euros.

Building strategy
Floating parts of the Anthem of the Seas in the shipyard harbor

The building strategy was optimized in 2014. Due to the longer ships, there is no longer enough space in the large building dock to be able to assemble enough blocks, so that there would be jams in block production. The building dock in Hall 5 is also too small to be able to build ships of this size. Before a complete shell of the currently built ships, which are around 350 meters long, remains in the construction dock of 120 meters. This remaining length has been used twice since the Anthem of the Seas to manufacture a so-called floating part with a length of 120 meters. When the first swimming part is ready, it is undocked and the next part can be started. The second floating part is then undocked directly before the finished cruise ship is undocked. The floating parts are being expanded in the shipyard harbor. After the almost completed cruise ship has left the hangar, the floating parts are docked again, joined together and the bow and stern sections are added. The underwater sections are built in Rostock at the Neptun shipyard and then towed to Papenburg as 120 meter long floating parts.

This modified strategy enables the shipyard to avoid capacity peaks and underemployment in the block production area. In addition, the small building dock is also used for the production of blocks in order to better utilize this hall again and to avoid underemployment. A complete cruise ship and the two 120-meter-long floating parts of the next ship can be observed in the Papenburg shipyard for at least a few hours.

In 2017, the construction strategy for the construction of the AIDAnova was changed again. The floating parts are now 140 meters long. This became possible after Hall 6 was extended by 25 meters.

The construction strategy was changed again in 2018. After the first floating part has been undocked, the other ship in the building dock is relocated in the dock, so that only one floating part is undocked.

Environmental aspects

The location sparked discussions about the Ems waterway. The construction of cruise ships changed the requirements for the Ems, so that it had to be deepened several times. In close consultation with the state government of Lower Saxony, it was deepened to 7.3 meters in 1990. The deepening enables the construction of further cruise ships, which in turn secures employment at the Meyer shipyard. For all deepening measures, plan approval procedures were carried out in order to examine the effects and determine compensatory measures. Renaturation measures elsewhere, for example the dike foreland areas, are an important building block.

The Ems barrage in Gandersum allows the water to be dammed up to 2.7 meters above sea ​​level , thus enabling ships with a draft of up to 8.5 meters to be transferred. Corresponding compensatory measures were implemented for the construction of the barrage. Nevertheless, the construction of the barrage led to considerable discussions with the environmental associations BUND, NABU and WWF Germany. The state of Lower Saxony has committed itself to providing a total of nine million euros to improve the overall ecological situation on the Ems. In the summer of 2009, Meyer-Werft and the environmental associations agreed on a regulation on the subject of bird protection and congestion times for the Ems barrage.

Citizens' groups prefer to relocate the shipyard to a location with sufficiently deep water. However, this would mean a loss of jobs and purchasing power in Papenburg and the surrounding area, as well as a relocation of the tourism associated with the shipyard. Nonetheless, citizens' initiatives and environmental associations such as NABU also spoke out in the 1990s against building a shipyard in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in particular on Rügen, instead of expanding the Papenburg site. Ultimately, the plans to build a shipyard on Rügen were abandoned in June 1992.

Meyer-Werft promotes the development of alternatives to the previous fuels. The first ship to run on low-pollutant liquefied natural gas (LNG) was built for the Dutch shipping company Anthony Veder in 2012/2013: the LNG gas tanker Coral Energy .

Current order backlog

The following table lists the current construction contracts for Meyer Werft in the order of the planned delivery date. A list of all ships ever built at Meyer Werft can be found in the Meyer Werft main article construction list .

delivery Surname Measurement (GRT / GT) Client / owner / operator Shipyard Remarks
2020 Iona ( Helios class ) 183.200 United KingdomUnited Kingdom P&O Cruises Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 5200 passengers, LNG propulsion
2020 Spirit of Adventure (build number p.715) 58,250 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Saga Cruises Papenburg, building dock 1 Cruise ship, 540 cabins / 1000 passengers
2020 Mardi Gras (Helios class) 183.200 United StatesUnited States Carnival Cruise Line Turku Cruise ship, 5200 passengers, LNG propulsion
2021 Odyssey of the Seas ( Quantum -Plus-Klasse ) (build number p.713) 167,800 United StatesUnited States Royal Caribbean International Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 4100 passengers
2021 AIDAcosma (Helios class) 183.200 GermanyGermany AIDA Cruises Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 2500 cabins / 6600 passengers, LNG propulsion
2021 Costa Toscana (Helios class) 183.200 ItalyItaly Costa Crociere Turku Cruise ship, 2500 cabins / 6600 passengers, LNG propulsion
2021 Disney Wish (Triton class) (build no.P.705) 135,000 United StatesUnited States Disney Cruise Line Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 1250 cabins, LNG propulsion
2022 NN (Helios class) 183.200 United KingdomUnited Kingdom P&O Cruises Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 5200 passengers, LNG propulsion
2022 NN (Icon Class) 200,000 United StatesUnited States Royal Caribbean International Turku Cruise ship, 5000 passengers, LNG propulsion
2022 NN (build number p.719, evolution class) 44,650 MonacoMonaco Silversea Cruises Papenburg, building dock 1 Cruise ship
2022 NN (Triton class) (build number p.718) 135,000 United StatesUnited States Disney Cruise Line Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 1250 cabins, LNG propulsion
2022 Carnival Celebration (Helios class) 183.200 United StatesUnited States Carnival Cruise Line Turku Cruise ship, 5200 passengers, LNG propulsion
2023 NN (Helios class) 183.200 GermanyGermany AIDA Cruises Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 2500 cabins / 6600 passengers, LNG propulsion
2023 Mein Schiff 7 (construction number p.1404) 111,500 GermanyGermany TUI Cruises Turku Cruise ship, 2900 passengers
2023 NN (evolution class) 44,650 MonacoMonaco Silversea Cruises Papenburg, building dock 1 Cruise ship
2023 NN (Triton class) (build number P. 706) 135,000 United StatesUnited States Disney Cruise Line Papenburg, building dock 2 Cruise ship, 1250 cabins, LNG propulsion
2024 NN (Icon Class) 200,000 United StatesUnited States Royal Caribbean International Turku Cruise ship, 5000 passengers, LNG propulsion
2025 NN (Icon Class) 200,000 United StatesUnited States Royal Caribbean International Turku Cruise ship, 5000 passengers, LNG propulsion

See also


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  • Hans Jürgen Witthöft : Meyer shipyard. Innovative shipbuilding from Papenburg. 210 years of success in building ships. Published on behalf of Jos. L. Meyer GmbH and Co. Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft , Hamburg 2005, ISBN 3-7822-0924-9 .
  • Peter Hackmann (Red.); Meyer Werft (ed.): River cruise ships. Neptun shipyard Rostock founded in 1850. Meyer shipyard, Papenburg 2006, DNB 99103113X .
  • Nils Schwerdtner: 25 years of cruise ships at Meyer-Werft. Published on behalf of Meyer Werft. Koehler, Hamburg 2011, ISBN 978-3-7822-1041-6 .


  • Klaus-Peter Kiedel: "Build, ship confidently, never lose heart!" Papenburg shipping in four centuries. In: Wolf-Dieter Mohrmann (ed.): History of the city of Papenburg . City of Papenburg, Papenburg 1986, ISBN 3-925742-00-X , pp. 265-317.
  • Klaus-Peter Kiedel: From river paddle steamer to cruise liner. Passenger shipbuilding at the Jos shipyard. L. Meyer 1874-1986. In: Emsländische Landschaft eV for the districts of Emsland and Grafschaft Bentheim (ed.): Emsland, Bentheim. Volume 2 (=  contributions to modern history ). Emsländische Landschaft eV for the districts of Emsland and Grafschaft Bentheim, Sögel 1986, ISBN 3-925034-07-2 , pp. 173–288.
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  • Klaus-Peter Kiedel, Claus Veltmann (author); Association for the promotion of the Emslandmuseum Papenburg - Museum for Industry and Technology eV (Ed.): 350 years of shipbuilding in Papenburg, 200 years of Meyer-Werft (=  booklet to the exhibition of the Emslandmuseum Papenburg - Museum for Industry and Technology, June 2 to 31. October 1995 ). Association for the promotion of the Emslandmuseum Papenburg, Papenburg 1995, ISBN 3-930365-05-7 .
  • Klaus Nienaber: Meyer shipyard at full capacity . In: Hansa , September 2008, ISSN  0017-7504 , pp. 48-57.

Web links

Commons : Meyer Werft, Papenburg  - Collection of images

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