WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) – Meyer Werft: Home to world's largest roofed dry docks

25-06-2020

(Worldkings.org) Meyer Werft is home to the world's largest roofed dry docks. Meyer is one of the largest and most modern shipyards in the world with about 3300 employees.

The Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG 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 a builder of luxury passenger ships.

700 ships of different types have been built at the yard. Its "Dockhalle 2" is the third largest shipbuilding hall and the building with the fifth-largest usable space in the world.

Meyer is one of the largest and most modern shipyards in the world with about 3300 employees, and home to the 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 2004, 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.

According to en.wikipedia


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