• AIDAprima Cruise Ship Construction & Christening in 4K by MK timelapse

    Witness the construction process of AIDA Cruises' new flagship in Nagasaki: AIDAprima, which was recently christened on the Elbe on Saturday the 7th of May 2016, during the Hamburg Hafengeburtstag (harbour birthday) festival. Four MKtimelapse camera systems were recording non-stop at the Koyagi Plant of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to deliver the world's first cinematic quality time lapse film of a full cruise ship build. A Timelapse Movie in UHD, 4K The first piece of music is Space Canyon by tomh (http://audiojungle.net/user/tomh) The second is Progressive Technology by LumenMedia (leonvmusic@gmail.com)

    published: 06 Jun 2016
  • Cruise Ship timelapse - Extension of Braemar at Blohm+Voss

    The sister ship of the Braemar underwent a similar conversion in 2008. We filmed this 2 month operation with two dedicated MKtimelapse camera systems. Music: Vacuum by Monophonicspace

    published: 31 Jan 2014
  • Cruise Ship timelapse - Extension of Balmoral at Blohm+Voss

    We shot this timelapse movie for Blohm+Voss Shipyards in 2007, using two dedicated MKtimelapse camera systems. We added some perspectives using D-SLR's (30D and 40D) We are available for international work, having installed our systems for clients in Singapore and Japan, Chile and Azerbaijan, etc. See also http://www.mktimelapse.com/ and https://vimeo.com/mktimelapse/videos Music is: Exselsor -- Mechanical Butterfly

    published: 13 Jan 2014
  • Hydroblasting Ship hull with Dockmaster & Dockboy, Palfinger Entraco System Solution BV.

    Hydroblasting ship hull with Dockmaster & Dockboy, Palfinger Entraco System Solution BV.

    published: 24 Jun 2015
  • Wind Turbine Installation Vessel BLUE AMBER

    The installation of 8MW++ wind turbines further offshore in water depth up to 60 meters is not a dream anymore. Neptun Ship Design offers an innovative solution to wind farm developers, wind turbine manufactures and operators around the world. The Jack-Up vessel “Blue Amber” is specifically designed for the efficient and safe installation of the future generation wind turbines. The DP2-dynamic positioning of the WTIV provides unique capabilities for jacking close to the jacket foundation clearance zone of the offshore installation. The vessel’s efficient energy management system in combination with the clean design notation promises an environmental friendly and sustainable ownership. The 4 leg vessel is able to transport 6 turbine sets, consisting of tower, nacelle and blades. The Install...

    published: 24 Mar 2016
  • SAMMON ISSIMS GmbH

    SAMMON is the central software product of ISSIMS GmbH. Its main purpose is to predict the vessels future path to simultaneously enhance the safety and efficiency of ship operation. By calculating the ship‘s motion based on Fast-Time Simulation methods and full ship dynamic models, with SAMMON you are able to foresee the vessels future track and motion details. The system predicts every second computing time up to 1200 seconds of manoeuvring time and presents the tendency of the intended ship manoeuvre immediately. For smooth application, SAMMON is based on an ECDIS Kernel comfortable displaying the results on an Electronic Navigation Chart and on virtual manoeuvring handles to operate the ship on screen. SAMMON comprises the following modules and functions: • SAMMON Planning was develop...

    published: 24 Jun 2016
  • AIDAprima Cruise Ship : Full Construction Time-lapse by MKtimelapse

    AIDAprima is a cruise ship being built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the German cruise operator AIDA Cruises. MHI was awarded a contract to build two new generation cruise ships for AIDA Cruises in August 2011. AIDAprima is expected to embark on her maiden voyage from October 2015, sailing from the Japanese city of Yokohama to Hamburg, Germany. The cruise vessel will be the first to sail from the German port of Hamburg all year round. AIDAprima has a length of 300m, width of 37.6m and a draft of 8m. The gross tonnage of the cruise ship, which will be classified under the DNV GL class, is 124,500t.The new cruise ship will feature 1,643 staterooms of 14 different categories to accommodate up to 3,300 passengers. The Hyperion Class AIDAprima will be the first cruise ship to use MH...

    published: 26 Mar 2015
  • Container ship engine room

    Little tour inside the heart of the biggest ro-ro/container ship in the world. Lenght : 240 mt gross tonn : 51055 Beam : 37,50 mt year of built : 2012 max draft : 11,50 mt max speed : 21,5 kn Main Engine : Hyundai B&W 7L70ME - C8 , max power 22890kW at 108 rpm. Bore 700 mm , stroke 2360 mm. Auxialiary engines : Yanmar 6EY26LW , 4 x 1820 kW at 720rpm bore 260 mm , stroke 385 mm Auxiliary boiler : Saacke Vkk Marine Boilers Gmbh model FMB-VS-2.5/7 steam capacity 2500Kg/h Exhaust gas Boiler : Saacke Vkk Marine Boilers Gmbh model EM-VST-2.5/7.

    published: 03 Oct 2015
  • ISN Maritime Security Training

    published: 15 Mar 2016
  • car carrier GARNET LEADER C6WE4 IMO 9357327 Emden Ro Ro cargo ship merchant vessel Autotransporter

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:370598/mmsi:309905000/vessel:GARNET%20LEADER

    published: 11 Jul 2015
  • Ship Stabilization System

    This is a system which builds upon the benefits of a passive water column damper to reduce the time of oscillations.This is achieved by guaranteeing that the water column oscillations always lag those of the boat by 90 degrees. Two sensors are used, one to determine the water column position and one to determine the roll position. These are compared and the water column flow is restricted to guarantee the said 90 degrees.

    published: 18 Jun 2015
  • Nautitec GmbH Leer

    LEER - Next to the existing Institute of Maritime Studies in the centre of Leer a new building will be errected including a maritime competence centre.The centrepiece of this plant will be an additional ship handling simulator including one full-vision bridge and four linked bridge cubicals. Nautitec GmbH Leer, Ship, simulator,

    published: 18 Oct 2010
  • Papenburg, Germany - Time lapse of the construction of four NCL cruise ships. (2004-2007)

    A time lapse of the building of the Norwegian Jewel, Pride of Hawai'i, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Gem. The Meyer Werft GmbH is one of the major German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg at the river Ems. Founded in 1795 and starting with small wooden vessels, today Meyer Werft is one of world´s leading builders of luxury passenger ships. Altogether about 700 ships of different types have been built at the yard. Meyer Werft has been owned and managed by the Meyer family for six generations. Since 1997, it has been part of the Meyer Neptun Group together with Neptun Werft in Rostock, East Germany.

    published: 16 Aug 2007
  • Top 5 Ship Launches Gone Wrong

    ► Subscribe for more! http://goo.gl/4P1svt Building a ship is a long and difficult process. But when the construction is finally complete, workers then need to launch the ship into the water. These ship launches don't always go according to plan! This is our list of the top 5 ship launches gone wrong. *The videos used in this compilation qualify under fair use* Video Attributions: MK timelapse GmbH, Collab, Schiffs Kanal, 2000FollowMe, G4, The Sea Lad, NOAA, Yachtvid / Jukinmedia The Top Fives channel brings you informational and entertaining top five videos from around the world. Join us and subscribe for more. Follow us on Facebook! https://facebook.com/topfivesyoutube Note: The videos featured on the Top Fives channel are for educational and informational purposes. If you have a goo...

    published: 10 Jan 2017
  • ASG Hamburg-Export GmbH - Interior loading area of a RoRo-Ship - Loading heavy duty machinery

    One of our past projects: Storing heavy duty machinery and 100 trucks in a huge Roll-on/Roll-off-Ship on Hamburg Sea Port. Please visit our website for more information on our projects: http://www.asgexport.com Music: "Organometron (140811 MIx)" by spinningmerkaba (feat. Morusque) http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33115

    published: 26 Aug 2013
  • Meyer Werft Shipyard - Where the greatest cruise ships are built

    Here is a video where Mr. Bernard Meyer shows us why Meyer Werft shipyard has this great legacy. The Meyer Werft GmbH is one of the major German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg at the river Ems. Founded in 1795 and starting with small wooden vessels, today Meyer Werft is one of world's leading builders of luxury passenger ships. Altogether about 700 ships of different types have been built at the yard. A large variety of ships have been built at Meyer Werft, including car carriers, cargo ships, container ships, cruise ships, ferries, fishing vessels, gas carriers, lightvessels, paddlesteamers, passenger ships and Seebäderschiffs. Its "Dockhalle 2" is the largest shipbuilding hall and the building with the fifth largest usable space in the world. Meyer Werft has been owned and manag...

    published: 18 Oct 2015
AIDAprima Cruise Ship Construction & Christening in 4K by MK timelapse

AIDAprima Cruise Ship Construction & Christening in 4K by MK timelapse

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  • Updated: 06 Jun 2016
  • views: 1200696
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Witness the construction process of AIDA Cruises' new flagship in Nagasaki: AIDAprima, which was recently christened on the Elbe on Saturday the 7th of May 2016, during the Hamburg Hafengeburtstag (harbour birthday) festival. Four MKtimelapse camera systems were recording non-stop at the Koyagi Plant of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to deliver the world's first cinematic quality time lapse film of a full cruise ship build. A Timelapse Movie in UHD, 4K The first piece of music is Space Canyon by tomh (http://audiojungle.net/user/tomh) The second is Progressive Technology by LumenMedia (leonvmusic@gmail.com)
https://wn.com/Aidaprima_Cruise_Ship_Construction_Christening_In_4K_By_Mk_Timelapse
Cruise Ship timelapse - Extension of Braemar at Blohm+Voss

Cruise Ship timelapse - Extension of Braemar at Blohm+Voss

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  • Updated: 31 Jan 2014
  • views: 632316
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The sister ship of the Braemar underwent a similar conversion in 2008. We filmed this 2 month operation with two dedicated MKtimelapse camera systems. Music: Vacuum by Monophonicspace
https://wn.com/Cruise_Ship_Timelapse_Extension_Of_Braemar_At_Blohm_Voss
Cruise Ship timelapse - Extension of Balmoral at Blohm+Voss

Cruise Ship timelapse - Extension of Balmoral at Blohm+Voss

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  • Updated: 13 Jan 2014
  • views: 1671920
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We shot this timelapse movie for Blohm+Voss Shipyards in 2007, using two dedicated MKtimelapse camera systems. We added some perspectives using D-SLR's (30D and 40D) We are available for international work, having installed our systems for clients in Singapore and Japan, Chile and Azerbaijan, etc. See also http://www.mktimelapse.com/ and https://vimeo.com/mktimelapse/videos Music is: Exselsor -- Mechanical Butterfly
https://wn.com/Cruise_Ship_Timelapse_Extension_Of_Balmoral_At_Blohm_Voss
Hydroblasting Ship hull with Dockmaster & Dockboy, Palfinger Entraco System Solution BV.

Hydroblasting Ship hull with Dockmaster & Dockboy, Palfinger Entraco System Solution BV.

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  • Updated: 24 Jun 2015
  • views: 143079
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Hydroblasting ship hull with Dockmaster & Dockboy, Palfinger Entraco System Solution BV.
https://wn.com/Hydroblasting_Ship_Hull_With_Dockmaster_Dockboy,_Palfinger_Entraco_System_Solution_Bv.
Wind Turbine Installation Vessel BLUE AMBER

Wind Turbine Installation Vessel BLUE AMBER

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  • Updated: 24 Mar 2016
  • views: 11938
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The installation of 8MW++ wind turbines further offshore in water depth up to 60 meters is not a dream anymore. Neptun Ship Design offers an innovative solution to wind farm developers, wind turbine manufactures and operators around the world. The Jack-Up vessel “Blue Amber” is specifically designed for the efficient and safe installation of the future generation wind turbines. The DP2-dynamic positioning of the WTIV provides unique capabilities for jacking close to the jacket foundation clearance zone of the offshore installation. The vessel’s efficient energy management system in combination with the clean design notation promises an environmental friendly and sustainable ownership. The 4 leg vessel is able to transport 6 turbine sets, consisting of tower, nacelle and blades. The Installation of one turbine set on a jacket structure will require maximum 5 heavy lifts each. The main crane with SWL 2000To@45m and trolley / tugger arrangement on boom is operated by frequency controlled machinery under deck. Comfort class accommodation is provided for 120 persons. A save crew change is guaranteed via helicopter platform with integrated Jet A1 refueling system. Close development coordination and cooperation with market leaders for the main equipment packages makes it now possible to present you a custom made vessel concept, which is focused on lowering the levelised cost of energy -LCoE-, which is the main target of the offshore wind industry. http://www.neptun-germany.com/index.php?id=148
https://wn.com/Wind_Turbine_Installation_Vessel_Blue_Amber
SAMMON  ISSIMS GmbH

SAMMON ISSIMS GmbH

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  • Updated: 24 Jun 2016
  • views: 147
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SAMMON is the central software product of ISSIMS GmbH. Its main purpose is to predict the vessels future path to simultaneously enhance the safety and efficiency of ship operation. By calculating the ship‘s motion based on Fast-Time Simulation methods and full ship dynamic models, with SAMMON you are able to foresee the vessels future track and motion details. The system predicts every second computing time up to 1200 seconds of manoeuvring time and presents the tendency of the intended ship manoeuvre immediately. For smooth application, SAMMON is based on an ECDIS Kernel comfortable displaying the results on an Electronic Navigation Chart and on virtual manoeuvring handles to operate the ship on screen. SAMMON comprises the following modules and functions: • SAMMON Planning was developed to design a manoeuvring concept as “Manoeuvre Plan” to prepare beforehand harbour approaches, berthing or any other procedures. Design your manoeuvres by virtual ship handles on screen. • SAMMON Training serves as a standalone ship-handling simulation module on a laptop display to train the manoeuvring concept and familiarise with unknown vessels and sea areas. Control the vessel motion by virtual handles along the pre-planned track - either for pre-training in simulators or on-board real ships. • SAMMON Monitoring enables the efficient steering of the ship by means of online dynamic prediction on ship bridges - either in full-mission simulators or aboard real vessels - displaying the manoeuvre plan (blue track) and actual dynamic prediction (black dotted ship shapes) together with the simple „path prediction (magenta curve) in parallel. During manoeuvring action and based on actual bridge handle input, it gives you a unique look ahead by visualising the future motion development. Moreover, it allows for immediate alterations and corrections, ensuring the safety of ship manoeuvres. • SAMMON Replay allows for analysing the ships manoeuvring performance and supports the discussion with trainees and professional navigators e.g. on further options for alternative manoeuvres.
https://wn.com/Sammon_Issims_Gmbh
AIDAprima Cruise Ship : Full Construction Time-lapse by MKtimelapse

AIDAprima Cruise Ship : Full Construction Time-lapse by MKtimelapse

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  • Updated: 26 Mar 2015
  • views: 733531
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AIDAprima is a cruise ship being built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the German cruise operator AIDA Cruises. MHI was awarded a contract to build two new generation cruise ships for AIDA Cruises in August 2011. AIDAprima is expected to embark on her maiden voyage from October 2015, sailing from the Japanese city of Yokohama to Hamburg, Germany. The cruise vessel will be the first to sail from the German port of Hamburg all year round. AIDAprima has a length of 300m, width of 37.6m and a draft of 8m. The gross tonnage of the cruise ship, which will be classified under the DNV GL class, is 124,500t.The new cruise ship will feature 1,643 staterooms of 14 different categories to accommodate up to 3,300 passengers. The Hyperion Class AIDAprima will be the first cruise ship to use MHI's proprietary technology Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS). The system forms small air bubbles, which cover the bottom of the vessel like an "air carpet", thereby reducing friction between the hull and seawater when sailing. MALS reduces carbon dioxide and fuel consumption by approximately 7%. The ship will also be fitted with a detailed filter system, which will reduce harmful emissions such as soot particles, nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide. The new cruise ship will feature 1,643 staterooms of 14 different categories to accommodate up to 3,300 passengers. The luxurious Veranda staterooms vary in size, from 20m² to 2,520m², and feature walk-in closets, two bathrooms and a convertible sofa. They also have a 6m² sunning area with space for up to two sun loungers. Deck eight of the vessel will feature Lanai staterooms, which will feature a winter garden and a large veranda. The doors to the winter garden in the rooms can be opened all the way to create a 32m² of open, sunny area. AIDAprima's 36 Panorama staterooms provide exclusive access to a new patio deck, housing the bar, a protected sunny area and a private water landscape. The 32 suites on-board the ship will have 53m² of living space with up to 82m² of private sun deck. Each suite will feature a separate bedroom, a king size sofa bed, two bathrooms and a walk-in closet. How this video was made: Long-term timelapse specialist MKtimelapse from Hamburg, Germany was tasked by AIDA with filming the first cinematic quality naval timelapse of a cruise ship construction. To do this, they used their proprietary timelapse cameras that can capture one 16mp frame every minute over many years and edit this material into a stunning timelapse movie. Full credits for authors of this video: Max C. Moos MK timelapse GmbH Normannenweg 39 20537 Hamburg Telefon: +49 40 673 80 661 Mobil: +49 177 602 53 64 Fax: +49 40 673 80 663 moos@mktimelapse.com www.mktimelapse.com
https://wn.com/Aidaprima_Cruise_Ship_Full_Construction_Time_Lapse_By_Mktimelapse
Container ship engine room

Container ship engine room

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  • Updated: 03 Oct 2015
  • views: 105578
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Little tour inside the heart of the biggest ro-ro/container ship in the world. Lenght : 240 mt gross tonn : 51055 Beam : 37,50 mt year of built : 2012 max draft : 11,50 mt max speed : 21,5 kn Main Engine : Hyundai B&W 7L70ME - C8 , max power 22890kW at 108 rpm. Bore 700 mm , stroke 2360 mm. Auxialiary engines : Yanmar 6EY26LW , 4 x 1820 kW at 720rpm bore 260 mm , stroke 385 mm Auxiliary boiler : Saacke Vkk Marine Boilers Gmbh model FMB-VS-2.5/7 steam capacity 2500Kg/h Exhaust gas Boiler : Saacke Vkk Marine Boilers Gmbh model EM-VST-2.5/7.
https://wn.com/Container_Ship_Engine_Room
ISN Maritime Security Training

ISN Maritime Security Training

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  • Updated: 15 Mar 2016
  • views: 8250
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https://wn.com/Isn_Maritime_Security_Training
car carrier GARNET LEADER C6WE4 IMO 9357327 Emden Ro Ro cargo ship merchant vessel Autotransporter

car carrier GARNET LEADER C6WE4 IMO 9357327 Emden Ro Ro cargo ship merchant vessel Autotransporter

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  • Updated: 11 Jul 2015
  • views: 5098
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http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:370598/mmsi:309905000/vessel:GARNET%20LEADER
https://wn.com/Car_Carrier_Garnet_Leader_C6We4_Imo_9357327_Emden_Ro_Ro_Cargo_Ship_Merchant_Vessel_Autotransporter
Ship Stabilization System

Ship Stabilization System

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  • Updated: 18 Jun 2015
  • views: 4227
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This is a system which builds upon the benefits of a passive water column damper to reduce the time of oscillations.This is achieved by guaranteeing that the water column oscillations always lag those of the boat by 90 degrees. Two sensors are used, one to determine the water column position and one to determine the roll position. These are compared and the water column flow is restricted to guarantee the said 90 degrees.
https://wn.com/Ship_Stabilization_System
Nautitec GmbH Leer

Nautitec GmbH Leer

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  • Updated: 18 Oct 2010
  • views: 1009
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LEER - Next to the existing Institute of Maritime Studies in the centre of Leer a new building will be errected including a maritime competence centre.The centrepiece of this plant will be an additional ship handling simulator including one full-vision bridge and four linked bridge cubicals. Nautitec GmbH Leer, Ship, simulator,
https://wn.com/Nautitec_Gmbh_Leer
Papenburg, Germany - Time lapse of the construction of four NCL cruise ships. (2004-2007)

Papenburg, Germany - Time lapse of the construction of four NCL cruise ships. (2004-2007)

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  • Updated: 16 Aug 2007
  • views: 58506
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A time lapse of the building of the Norwegian Jewel, Pride of Hawai'i, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Gem. The Meyer Werft GmbH is one of the major German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg at the river Ems. Founded in 1795 and starting with small wooden vessels, today Meyer Werft is one of world´s leading builders of luxury passenger ships. Altogether about 700 ships of different types have been built at the yard. Meyer Werft has been owned and managed by the Meyer family for six generations. Since 1997, it has been part of the Meyer Neptun Group together with Neptun Werft in Rostock, East Germany.
https://wn.com/Papenburg,_Germany_Time_Lapse_Of_The_Construction_Of_Four_Ncl_Cruise_Ships._(2004_2007)
Top 5 Ship Launches Gone Wrong

Top 5 Ship Launches Gone Wrong

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  • Updated: 10 Jan 2017
  • views: 70664
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► Subscribe for more! http://goo.gl/4P1svt Building a ship is a long and difficult process. But when the construction is finally complete, workers then need to launch the ship into the water. These ship launches don't always go according to plan! This is our list of the top 5 ship launches gone wrong. *The videos used in this compilation qualify under fair use* Video Attributions: MK timelapse GmbH, Collab, Schiffs Kanal, 2000FollowMe, G4, The Sea Lad, NOAA, Yachtvid / Jukinmedia The Top Fives channel brings you informational and entertaining top five videos from around the world. Join us and subscribe for more. Follow us on Facebook! https://facebook.com/topfivesyoutube Note: The videos featured on the Top Fives channel are for educational and informational purposes. If you have a good idea for a video, leave us a comment! We try to read each and every comment made.
https://wn.com/Top_5_Ship_Launches_Gone_Wrong
ASG Hamburg-Export GmbH - Interior loading area of a RoRo-Ship - Loading heavy duty machinery

ASG Hamburg-Export GmbH - Interior loading area of a RoRo-Ship - Loading heavy duty machinery

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  • Duration: 3:42
  • Updated: 26 Aug 2013
  • views: 1881
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One of our past projects: Storing heavy duty machinery and 100 trucks in a huge Roll-on/Roll-off-Ship on Hamburg Sea Port. Please visit our website for more information on our projects: http://www.asgexport.com Music: "Organometron (140811 MIx)" by spinningmerkaba (feat. Morusque) http://ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/33115
https://wn.com/Asg_Hamburg_Export_Gmbh_Interior_Loading_Area_Of_A_Roro_Ship_Loading_Heavy_Duty_Machinery
Meyer Werft Shipyard - Where the greatest cruise ships are built

Meyer Werft Shipyard - Where the greatest cruise ships are built

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  • Updated: 18 Oct 2015
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Here is a video where Mr. Bernard Meyer shows us why Meyer Werft shipyard has this great legacy. The Meyer Werft GmbH is one of the major German shipyards, headquartered in Papenburg at the river Ems. Founded in 1795 and starting with small wooden vessels, today Meyer Werft is one of world's leading builders of luxury passenger ships. Altogether about 700 ships of different types have been built at the yard. A large variety of ships have been built at Meyer Werft, including car carriers, cargo ships, container ships, cruise ships, ferries, fishing vessels, gas carriers, lightvessels, paddlesteamers, passenger ships and Seebäderschiffs. Its "Dockhalle 2" is the largest shipbuilding hall and the building with the fifth largest usable space in the world. Meyer Werft has been owned and managed by the Meyer family for six generations. Since 1997, it has been part of the Meyer Neptun Group together with Neptun Werft in Rostock. The shipyard is an anchor on the European Route of Industrial Heritage. History The shipyard was founded at the beginning of 1795 by Willm Rolf Meyer as a wharf for the construction of small wooden vessels. Josef Lambert Meyer started the construction of iron ships in 1874. Until 1920 there were more than 20 dockyards in the Papenburg area. Today, Meyer Werft is the only remaining shipyard in Papenburg. For more than six generations, it has been a privately held and family-owned company. Company Meyer Werft gained international recognition through the construction of roll on/roll off ferries, passenger ferries, gasoline tankers, container ships, livestock ferries and most recently luxury cruise ships. Meyer is one of the largest and most modern shipyards in the world with 2500 employees, and home to the by far largest roofed dry docks in the world. The first covered dock was inaugurated in 1987 and was 370 meters long, 101,5 meters wide and 60 meters high. In 1990/91 the dock was extended by an additional 100 meters. In 2000, a second covered dock was built, which is announced to be extended to a full length of 504 meters, a width of 125 meters and height of 75 meters in order to compete with Asian shipyards. Meyer Werft will as a result of this be able to build three cruise ships a year. Due to its upstream location on the river Ems, the giant ships to be delivered have to make a 36 km voyage to the Dollart bay and which each time attracts thousands of spectators. Up until the completion of the Ems river barrier ("Emssperrwerk") in 2002, the journey was only possible at high tides. In August 2014, Meyer Werft and the Government of Finland agreed to acquire STX Finland and the Turku shipyard from STX Europe (STX Finland's other shipyards in Helsinki and Rauma were previously sold to other buyers). The Turku shipyard is an important builder of cruise ships, and five of the 10 largest cruise ships in the world have been built there. The shipyard, which will be 70% owned by Meyer Werft and 30% owned by the state-owned Finnish Industry Investment, will be renamed from STX Finland Oy to Meyer Turku Shipyard Oy. As of 2014, current cruise liner projects include the Quantum class of cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International and the Breakaway Plus class of ships for Norwegian Cruise Line.
https://wn.com/Meyer_Werft_Shipyard_Where_The_Greatest_Cruise_Ships_Are_Built
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