Papenburg (Germany)

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2021-07-31 21:45

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Papenburg is a major shipbuilding center, an Ems RIver cruise port and city in Lower Saxony (Germany)with population around 40,000. Riverboats in Papenburg dock in Aschendorf (city district). Papenburg is best-known for the Meyer-Werft shipbuilding yard, where many of the newest (and largest) cruise liners are built. Meyer-Werft Papenburg also constructs cargo vessels (car carriers, bulk ships, container / boxships, LNG carriers), passenger ferries, even paddlesteamers.

Meyer Werft Papenburg shipyard

The shipbuilding company Meyer Werft GmbH has its headquarters here. The company was founded in 1795 and is currently among the world's largest shipbuilders of passenger ships.

Meyer Werft shipyard (Papenburg, Germany)

Meyer Werft is a family-owned and managed company. In 1997, it became part of Meyer Neptun Group (with the acquisition of Neptun Werft in Rostock). In 2014, Finland's Turku Shipyard (named Meyer Turku Oy) was also added to the group. In September 2014, Meyer Werft acquired 70% of the shipbuilder STX Finland and also the Turku shipyard - from the shipbuilder STX Europe. The remaining 30% were owned by Finland. In 2015, the state-owned stake (30%) was also bought by Meyer Werft.

Meyer Werft became internationally recognized through its Ro-Ro ships (car carriers, car ferries), Ro-Pax ships (passenger ferries), boxships, livestock carriers, cruise ships.

"Dockhalle 2" is the world's largest shipbuilding hall. This is the world's first covered dry-dock - opened in 1987. The hall has length 370 m (1214 ft), width 101,5 m (333 ft) and heigt 60 m (197 ft). In 1991, the drydock was extended with 100 m (328 ft). In 2004, here was constructed a second roofed drydock, that was later extended to 504 m (length), 125 m (width) and 75 m (height). The project resulted into building capacity of 3 cruise ships a year.

In 2015, Meyer Werft invested EUR 10 million in a new technology and development centre at Papenburg shipyard. The decision for a new (separate) building was due to the increasing number of employees and also the company's good shiporder book, The new building has total area 5500 m2 (59200 ft2 / on 4 floors) and houses about 400 engineers and designers involved mainly in cruise vessel projects. The state-of-the-art facility implements energy-saving techniques (geothermal cooling and heating). The construction was completed in January 2016. In the period 2003-2015, at the Papenburg shipyard Meyer Werft invested over EUR 550 million in new technologies (including robots, CAD-Software, laser welding, assembly lines, flow lines), in the second drydock's extensions (2008 and 2011), new pipe production center.


Shipyard Papenburg employs about 3300 workers. Over 500 work in Rostock (building river cruisers and special vessels). Over 1350 work at Meyer Turku In Finland (building ferries and cruise ships). MV Werften also owns and operates module fabrication facilities in Wismar and Stralsund.

Papenburg cruise terminal

Due to Papenburg Shipyard's location on Ems River, upon delivery to the shipowners, these huge boats navigate approx 36 km (22 mi) downstream to Dollart Bay (Wadden Sea / North Sea / Baltic Sea).

Meyer Werft Papenburg-built cruise ship conveyance along Ems River

Follows the itinerary map showing the cruise ship conveyance route from Meyer Werft Papenburg to North Sea along River Ems.

Meyer Werft Papenburg-cruise ship conveyance itinerary map

Currently, 5 of 10 largest cruise vessels are built in Papenburg, not counting the 3 of 10 built by the Turku shipyard. CruiseMapper's list of cruise ships built in Papenburg (in and after 2010) includes:

The list of shipowners of vessels constructed by Meyer Werft Papenburg includes:

Meyer Werft shipyard (Papenburg, Germany)

The following CruiseMapper linkd are for all our news related to Meyer Werft and shipbuilding.

Other related CruiseMapper pages are themed on cruise ship design-construction-shipbuilders and newest cruise ships (on order / under construction).

Port Papenburg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Papenburg, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

19 July, 2021
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Seaventure08:0012:00
19 July, 2021
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Saxonia08:0008:00
27 July, 2021
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Seaventure18:0019:00
27 July, 2021
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Saxonia18:0019:00

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