Meyer Turku Installs Tallest Crane in the Nordics
In the midst of a €185 million ($215.8 million) shipyard overhaul, Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku has unveiled its new 120-meter-tall lifting crane named Goliath. The Kone Cranes built crane has a 2,500 ton main beam and was put into use over the weekend.
“This new high tech crane is an essential part of the ramp up of our production. With a stable order book reaching to 2024 and with increasingly large cruise ships to build, we really need to shorten our lead time. The new crane is also a visible sign of the rebuilding of Turku shipyard into a modern ship assembly factory,” said Tapani Pulli, the Meyer Turku deputy to the CEO.
As part of this rebuild, the company is also investing heavily into human capital and plans to hire 300 new employees over this year and more in the next in all positions from laborers to designers and project managers.
“We need all kinds of expertise, not just shipbuilding engineers, as you can see from our recruitment website. We are also urging and inviting our supplier companies to grow with us. This is very much a common effort for the whole maritime industry of Finland,” Pulli said.