MV Werften Fertigmodule has started to build prefabricated passenger cabins that will be installed onboard Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ Endeavor mega yachts and Star Cruises’ two Global Class vessels, which will be built by German shipyard MV Werften.
Genting Hong Kong group president Colin Au, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s economics minister Harry Glawe and numerous representatives of MV Werften attended a ceremony to mark the start of production.
“Today we are starting with preliminary cabin production and employee training,” said Volker Asmus, managing director of MV Werften Fertigmodule. “After the training phase, we will deliver the first cabins to MV Werften in March – crew cabins for the Endeavor expedition yacht.”
MV Werften Fertigmodule will produce a total of 3,400 passenger cabins, passenger suites and crew cabins for each of the Global Class cruise ships. In addition, the company will build 150 crew cabins for each of the Endeavor mega yachts. All of the cabins will be delivered to MV Werften’s shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Straslund as fully prefabricated modules so they can be installed quickly. The first will be delivered in early 2018.
“Fully prefabricated cabins are the most time-saving and cost-effective solution in cruise ship building,” said Johannes Gößler, managing director of MV Werften Fertigmodule. “As a result of our preliminary work, construction time onboard will be kept as low as possible. We also work with an ultra-modern and automated production line that meets the highest safety and quality standards.”
MV Werften Fertigmodule has a 9,000 square metre production area with a 75-metre-long production line. Cabins will be produced every 20 minutes during 15 coordinated work processes, meaning the factory will average 20 per day. By 2026, production will be gradually increased to around 7,000 per year.