Shipbuilding is and will always be a key focal point in Wismar. Hundreds of fishery, container, expedition and research ships, the world’s largest double-decker ferries, tankers and cruise ships have all been launched in the Hanseatic city or left the dock here.
The shipyard was founded in 1946 and extensively modernised in the 90s. It has one of the largest dock halls in Europe with a length of 395 metres, a width of 155 metres and a height of 72 metres. This is where ships are built in a divisible construction dock 340 metres long, 67 metres wide and 13 metres deep, regardless of the weather. The integration of steel shipbuilding and outfitting already in panel production, a high degree of advance finishing of the volume (up to 320 tonnes) and block sections (up to 750 tonnes), as well as outfitting of the deckhouses in the dock hall are distinctive technological features of the shipyard.
As head office, Wismar is also the headquarters of the management as well as the majority of their employees, particularly in the design, construction, purchasing and finance departments. Many of their new construction projects are finally assembled and equipped in Wismar, such as the cruise ships of the Global Class series for Star Cruises or the Rhine Class river cruise ships.
The company’s in-house cabin production has been set up with convenient transport links to the shipyard. Production has already been launched. More supplier production sites (e.g. Friesland-Kabel GmbH) are expected to be set up soon.
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