Meyer Werft Constructing Roofed-Over Building Dock For Specialized Vessels
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, recently released an artist's rendering of its new roofed-over building dock. With a length of about 870 feet and width of more than 328 feet, this hall will be one of the world's largest roofed building docks. The 131-foot-wide dock within the 197-foot-high hall will allow ships similar in size to the recently delivered Homeric and even larger units to be constructed entirely under roof.
The new facility will enable Meyer Werft, which has always concentrated on building of specialized vessels, to construct cruise ships, passenger vessels, gas tankers, etc. independently of the weather, with the effect of further improving quality and productivity.
The liner Crown Odyssey for Royal Cruise Line of Piraeus, Greece, will be the first ship to be built in the new dock; delivery is scheduled for mid-1988.
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