Cruise shipbuilder Meyer Group has formed Meyer Re to offer ship maintenance throughout a vessel’s entire service life.
The new company will also offer retrofits of sustainable solutions and optimise ship operations.
Meyer claimed that this new service will result in significant advantages for customers, eg, one-stop support during the entire lifetime of the ship, from development to extended operations.
“Meyer RE will generate additional work through further orders for the whole group of companies. This will make our new ships more sustainable as a product because we design them directly in a modular way so that they are easy to modernise. I am therefore convinced that Meyer Re will be an important building block for our future,” said Jan Meyer, Meyer Werft Managing Director (pictured fourth from right).
Its focus will not only be on the refurbishment of passenger areas, including public spaces such as restaurants, but also on the fitting of new passenger and crew cabins produced by the Group.
Entire refurbishment projects involving companies from the partner network are also planned. In addition, Meyer Re and Meyer Neptun Engineering will offer engineering services for shipping companies, such as in ships’ energy management.
In engineering, the Group will offer its own software solutions. conversion of existing fleets to regenerative fuels or the retrofitting of fuel cells.
Meyer Re will be divided into three operations:
Meyer Rethink – consulting and development of solutions for optimisation and sustainability for ship operations. New IT solutions with the use of AI will be used for the technological enhancement of existing ship systems.
Meyer Revalue – Preservation of value through modernisation/refurbishment of the interior and hotel areas, as well as maintenance and servicing of the ship’s equipment, conservation work, as well as, under necessary hygiene requirements, modernisation of the air conditioning technology in order to keep the operating costs and energy requirements of the ship as low as possible during operations.
Meyer Care – After delivery and beyond the warranty phase of the ships, maintenance contracts will be offered, as well as digital technical documentation and manuals, plus crew training for the optimal use of the complex technical systems on board new Meyer-built cruise ships.
“Meyer Re will utilise the technical expertise of the Meyer Group and will also directly start recruiting additional technical personnel for the new business segment,” said Alexander Höfling, who has taken over the management of Meyer Re.