seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2018 - Page 48

NEW ON BOARD NEW MEIN SCHIFF 2 BY NUMBERS: Length: 315 m Width: 36 m Gross Tonnage: 111 500 Passengers: 3 132 Cabins: 1 437 Crew: 1 092 Flag: Malta Contract signed: 1.7.2015 New Mein Schiff 2 floats to the sea at Meyer Turku shipyard T he float out signals a new pace of construction at the Turku shipyard. A month after the successful delivery of New Mein Schiff 1, the next ship in line, New Mein Schiff 2, has been today floated The float out of New Mein Schiff 2 marks the beginning of the final stage of the ship’s construction. After the weekend she will float at the outfitting pier of the shipyard, where she will be finalized for delivery. out at Meyer Turku shipyard. New Mein Schiff 2 will be delivered “Our new Mein Schiff 1 has successfully completed her first to the customer, German TUI Cruises, early next year. The time- cruises and has been very well received by our guests. Our new table for the construction of the ship shows how Turku shipyard generation of ships meets our expectations completely. We are has already been ramping up the production volume to meet the looking very much forward to taking with new Mein Schiff 2 a increasing demands from the order book. sister ship into service very soon”, says Wybcke Meier, CEO of “Our block production capacity is already up on the level with previous high from 2010, when the shipyard was building TUI Cruises. New Mein Schiff 2 will be a sister ship to already delivered Allure of the Seas. Ramping up the production at the same time New Mein Schiff 1, with added length of 20 meters from the pre- as we are implementing an investment program of 200 million vious ships in the series. After the delivery of New Mein Schiff 2, euros has not been a simple task. Still, as the saying at the ship- TUI Cruise’s whole fleet will be built at Turku shipyard. Q yard says, if it was simple, anybody could do it and that would not be good either”, CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer comments. 48 seatec 2/2018 More information: www.meyerturku.fi/en