MV Werften celebrated the start up of the prefabrication of cabins for its newbuilds on Sept. 1. The Wismar facility will be producing cabins for the Endeavor-class ships for Crystal Cruises and the Global class for Star Cruises.
"We are starting preliminary cabin production and employee training," said Volker Asmus, managing director of MV Werften Fertigmodule GmbH. "After the training phase, we will deliver the first cabins to the yard in March – crew cabins for the Endeavor expedition yacht."
Fertigmodule will produce a total of 3,400 cabins for each of the Global-class ships and just under 150 crew cabins for each of the Endeavor ships.
Both ship classes will be built at MV Werften in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund from 2018. The cabins will be delivered to the shipyards and installed there as fully prefabricated modules.
The heart of the 9,000 square meter production area is a 75-meter long production line, the so-called flowline. In 15 coordinated work processes, a cabin is produced every 20 minutes or approximately 20 per day. By 2026, production will be gradually increased to around 7,000 per year.
Fertigmodule was established in October 2016; in November the enterprise took over the factory for cabin production. The company currently employs 50 people, with up to 200 in the medium term. The sister company of MV Werften is located in the immediate vicinity of the Wismar shipyard.