Delivering low-emission and sustainable cruise ships

2023-03-30T16:51:49+00:00 March 30th, 2023|Technology|

The MEYER Group and the Dutch Shiprepair company Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) have signed a co-operation agreement.

DSC will work with the recently established MEYER RE, a subsidiary of the MEYER Group on cruise ship projects.

MEYER RE offers shipping companies solutions to maximise their vessel’s sustainability, ideally throughout their lifecycle from development and build to supporting them through their operating lives and finally end-of-life recycling.

“Thanks to the co-operation with the family-owned, Dutch company Damen Ship Repair & Conversion Holding, we are moving even closer to our customers by securing dock capacity and manpower for our customers worldwide,” said Alexander Höfling, MEYER RE Managing Director.

“In the short time since it was founded, MEYER RE has brought us additional work as customers want to make their ships more attractive and sustainable,” added Jan Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT.

“It has generated orders across our group, including our shipyards. However, as we do not have our own repair and docking capacities, this co-operation agreement with DSC is of particular importance to us, as we now have access to the resources we need,” he said.

MEYER RE offers various services for shipping companies in close co-operation with other specialists within the MEYER Group and now with DSC.

Initially the two groups will work on the design and implementation of sustainable systems up to the complete conversion and/or installation of new power plants on board (including LNG, methanol, batteries and fuel cells solutions), as well as implementing entire modernisation projects.

DSC is claimed to be an ideal partner for MEYER Group, not least due to the geographical proximity of a number of its yards and a shared philosophy and dedication to quality.

It has 10 repair yards, with resources including drydocks of up to 405 x 90 and 420 x 80 m in size and a harbour & voyage team to service its customers at sea or while in port.

Most of the shipyards are very close to the main shipping routes and can therefore be reached quickly. DSC handles more than 1,500 orders annually.

“We have serviced many of cruise ships at our yards over the years, during which we have developed a detailed understanding of the technical and logistical needs of a cruise refit project,” said Jeroen Heesters, Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Holding BV.

“We look forward to working with MEYER RE.”

“I am thrilled and excited to execute together with the team of MEYER the future refurbishment projects,” added Rogier van der Laan, Damen’s Sales Manager Cruise.