01.04.2015

Turku shipyard set for major improvements

Turku’s shipyards are set to undergo major renovations with German family company Meyer.

German family company Meyer is set to invest tens of millions of euro into the Finnish shipyard, tells YLE.

The ten million euro investment this year alone is set to continue with Meyer’s CEO Jan Meyer saying that there is much more to follow. The company is currently carrying out an investigation into what areas of the shipyard need most attention during repairs, Meyer tells to YLE.

Meyer is hoping that Turku’s vast expertise in vessels running on liquefied natural gas will attract new ship orders. Meyer believes that LNG is the “fuel of the future” for ferries as well as for bigger cruise ships.

The Turku shipyard is currently finishing off the construction of a 300 meter cruiser, which is going by the name ”Mein Schiff 4”, and it will be joined by two sister ships numbered five and six. All three ships will be constructed in Turku.

Article published in cooperation with Good News Finland.