MEYER Floating Solutions Unveils Innovative Floating Cruise Terminals for Sustainable Port Expansion
Turku/Papenburg, September 5, 2023 — MEYER Floating Solutions, a pioneering entity within the globally renowned MEYER Group, has unveiled a groundbreaking advancement in the cruise industry: the world's first floating cruise terminals. These revolutionary terminals offer an environmentally friendly and resource-efficient solution for cruise ports worldwide. With a portfolio encompassing various designs and adaptable modules, MEYER Floating Solutions is setting a new standard for port infrastructure.
As an integral part of the MEYER Group, which boasts three leading cruise shipyards, MEYER Floating Solutions has reimagined port development with a focus on flexibility and sustainability. This novel approach addresses the needs of ports lacking significant infrastructure while simultaneously providing the versatility to expand or relocate terminals as needed. Kaj Casén, CEO of MEYER Floating Solutions, underscores the benefits: "Our floating cruise terminals offer a dynamic solution for ports seeking seamless expansion options, ensuring the safety and confidence of both public and private investors." The floating solution offered by MEYER does not involve reinventing the wheel; rather, it combines the best practices and approaches from various industries, leveraging existing proven technologies. Floating assets up to full terminal size can be manufactured in a factory-like environment (e.g., shipyard), minimizing local site works such as land reclamation while maintaining crucial safety and operability aspects through fixed mooring arrangements such as mooring dolphins in the arrangement.
MEYER Floating Solutions boasts a diverse array of terminal designs that can be seamlessly integrated with complementary modules, including hotels, parking facilities, energy supply centers, and shopping complexes, all produced under the MEYER umbrella. From streamlined pier systems that minimize disruption to both land infrastructure and the natural environment, to complex terminals equipped with up to three piers accommodating multiple ships simultaneously, the possibilities are vast. The triad of pier options—ranging from 205 to 320 meters in length—has been meticulously designed to maximize utility within a footprint of 410 meters in length and 265 meters in width. "Our terminals are deliberately engineered to be modular, empowering operators to adeptly meet escalating demand and enhance their facilities with minimal on-site complexity," Casén adds.
Each module is meticulously crafted within the MEYER Group's state-of-the-art shipyards, utilizing an environmentally conscious and controlled environment that preserves precious resources. This groundbreaking innovation marks a significant milestone in the evolution of cruise terminals. MEYER Floating Solutions' commitment to sustainable, adaptable, and resource-efficient infrastructure ushers in a new era for the cruise industry, one in which port expansion seamlessly integrates with environmental stewardship.
MEYER is an international group with shipyards in the German towns of Papenburg and Rostock and the Finnish city of Turku, as well as other subsidiaries and companies employing around 7,000 people. We work with our highly qualified network of suppliers to build cruise ships, river cruise ships, research vessels and ferries for customers around the world and our vessels are tailored exactly to each market and target group. MEYER Group’s shipyards are some of the largest and most modern in the world. The group has built cruise ships for international shipping companies for several decades, including 115 luxury liners.
MEYER Floating Solutions is the global leader in floating real estate. The company is specialized in real estate on water with pioneering construction methods that combine cutting-edge marine, offshore, land and modular construction technologies. Projects such as the Burj Al Arab overwater terrace extension, world's largest floating villa and multiple smaller private villas showcase that the turnkey solutions guarantee greater returns for developers, shorter project timelines and minimal environmental impact.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
Mr. Kaj Casén
MEYER Floating Solutions Ltd
MEYER Corporate Communications