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Topping out ceremony for new shipbuilding hall
Important milestone for MV WERFTEN in Rostock and the responsible INROS LACKNER design team

Less than five months after ground was broken for the construction of MV Werften’s new hall complex in the German port of Warnemünde, just north of Rostock - for which Inros Lackner is providing General Planner services - a key milestone was reached with the topping out ceremony on 8th March 2018. Those present included Mecklenburg-Vorpommern‘s finance minister, Harry Glawe, and representatives of Genting Hong Kong, MV Werften, Inros Lackner, Züblin and other project partners. In total, the shipyard company is investing over 80 million euro in the construction project. More than 200 jobs will be created in the new facility.


At the time of the ceremony, approximately 17,000 m3 of concrete and 4000 tonnes of steel had been used in the construction of the new hall, which has a length 396 m and a width of 99 m. The heart of the new structure is a high-productivity automated panel production line, the installation of which commenced in January. Following the start of production in September, panels of up to 25 m x 16 m in size will be fabricated here for Global Class cruise ships, using the laser hybrid process.

Photos/Visualisations: © MV WERFTEN

Photo (from left to right): Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay (Genting Hong Kong), Jarmo Laakso, Stefan Sprunk (both MV WERFTEN), Colin Au (Genting Hong Kong), Harry Glawe (Finance Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) and Uwe Lemcke (INROS LACKNER)