June 17, 2015

Meyer Turku bags multi-billion euro contract

Meyer Turku has secured a long term order book until 2020.
Meyer Turku has secured a long term order book until 2020.
KAROLINA MILLER

The Meyer Turku shipyard received a multi-billion euro contract from British Carnival Corporation. 

Carnival Corporation, Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku announced a multi-billion euro contract for four next-generation cruise ships. Two of the ships will be built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and two further ships will be built in Turku, Finland. The ships will be the first-ever cruise ships powered at sea by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

With these orders, Meyer Turku secured a long term order book until 2020.

According to Finnish site Yrittäjät.fi, the order will approximately provide 30 000 man-hours for Turku shipyard, of which the share of subcontractors is slightly more than a half.

“This order is very important for us at Turku yard, since it provides us and our specialised maritime subcontractors with the long sought-after stability that allows us all to develop and improve our operations. With these ships we are again pushing the limits in many respects,” says the CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer.

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