Colin Au (Chief Executive Genting Hong Kong), Economics Minister Harry Glawe and Managing Director MV WERFTEN Jarmo Laakso

MV Werften today announced the acquisition and expansion of a cabin factory in Wismar. The 22,000-square-meter plant will be used to manufacture cruise ship cabins for cruise ships starting with deliveries in 2020.

The factory is located less than two kilometres from the Wismar shipyard and, being adjacent to the autobahn A20, has excellent transport links to the group’s other two shipyards in Rostock and Stralsund, said MV Werften in a statement. 

The company will also invest 13 million euro to extend and modnerize the facility. 

“Having our own cabin factory is very important as large cruise ships can only be built on a time- and cost-effective basis with prefabricated cabins,” said Jarmo Laakso, managing director. “MV Werften Fertigmodule will supply us with high-quality prefabricated cabins at a competitive price.”

The Economics Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Harry Glawe stated: “The establishment of an own production facility for ship cabins and the resulting investments reaffirm the commitment of the Genting Group to the shipbuilding industry in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund. The entire maritime industry throughout Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is being strengthened. Hundreds of jobs are being secured and created.”

“Our €13 million investment includes factory buildings, a state-of-the-art assembly line, a cabin warehouse of 3,500 square meters for up to 280 completed cabin modules and a RFID-chipped material storage area," said Volker Asmus, Managing Director of MV Werften Fertigmodule. “We are eager to set new efficiency standards for cabin production. Our first cabins will be manufactured in mid-2017.”