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Furthermore, the offices of Piikkiö Works cated cabins later, Meyer Turku wants to the pre-produced parts immediately after- will be moved to a newly renovated office. build on this winning tradition and make wards. Looking more like a ship with each Ari Kumpulainen, CEO of Piikkiö “the next leap forward towards higher passing day, Megastar will be ready in the Works, comments that this is, in fact, the productivity and industrial quality,” says beginning of 2017. biggest investment in the history of Piik- Jan Meyer. kiö cabin factory. GREEN DELIVERY “The facilities here in Piikkiö need “We will almost double our out- renovations or even replacement very The new ferry will be 212 meters long, put by 2018, and these investments are urgently. This is a burden, but also a great accommodating up to 2,800 passen- a major step towards more industrialised opportunity to design and create our gers. Operating on Tallinn-Helsinki route, LEAN production.” future,” Meyer comments. Megastar will use LNG as fuel, but will also And as for the day-to-day operations be able to run on marine diesel (MGO). The BUILDING ON TRADITION of the shipyard, things are looking quite vessel’s size will be 49,000 GT and she will Piikkiö Works has a great legacy: The good. The keel of the Tallink’s new LNG- have a service speed of 27 knots. Megastar world’s first prefabricated cabins were powered fast ferry Megastar was laid at will comply with the new and stricter emis- produced right here 30 years ago. About the Meyer Turku shipyard in February and sion regulations for the ECA areas includ- 140,000 successfully delivered prefabri- the shipyard crews got busy assembling ing the Baltic Sea. n will be leaning heavily into the ‘Internet of Things’ era. photo: KONECRANES “ The new Goliath crane photo: KONECRANES 30 seatec 2/2016