Dutch Royal Couple Visits MV WERFTEN

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 21, 2019

Peter Fetten informs the royal couple about the construction of the Global Class cruise ships. © MV WERFTEN

Peter Fetten informs the royal couple about the construction of the Global Class cruise ships. © MV WERFTEN

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands called at MV WERFTEN’s Rostock facility in the course of their working visit to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. They were accompanied by the Dutch Infrastructure Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and the Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Manuela Schwesig. The Dutch royal couple’s working visit serves to cultivate and further intensify relations between the two countries.

Hundreds of shipyard employees lined up to give the royal visitors a warm welcome on their arrival at the shipyard. On their tour of the yard through the large dock hall, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima came into discussion with various employees and informed themselves about the progress of the construction of the first Global Class cruise ship as well as the shipyard group’s training program. The royal pair also inspected a sample passenger cabin for the Global ships manufactured by the affiliated company MV WERFTEN Fertigmodule.

After their tour of the facility, the royals attended a maritime symposium of Dutch and German companies in the new shipbuilding hall. This symposium focused on networking between the Dutch and German maritime sectors. King Willem-Alexander opened a matchmaking event for the firms present at the conference. An initial cooperation agreement was signed: between MV WERFTEN and the Dutch company Bolidt, whose product range includes ship deck coverings.

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