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07/16/2018

New ocean giant – Messer is also aboard

Wismar, Germany. - The first cut of a flame cutting machine from Messer Cutting Systems heralded the start of a new large-scale project at the historical MV dockyard.

The first cut of our flame cutting machine heralded the start of a new large-scale project at the historical MV dockyard: Work on a new global class cruise ship with a length of 342 metres and capable of accommodating over 5,000 passengers has been ongoing at the Wismar site, amongst others, since March 2018. These figures make it the largest passenger ship built in Germany to date – and simultaneously the most technologically advanced: For example, the ocean giant will use artificial intelligence for the purpose of face and speech recognition. A total of eight machines supplied by Messer Cutting Systems – including new and refurbished units – are in operation at the production sites in Wismar, Stralsund and Warnemünde. The first cruise ship is scheduled for completion at the end of 2020.

Caption: (from left) Steffen Lutz (MCS Service), Roland Leyendecker and Günther Raulf (both MCS Sales), Stefan Messer, Manuela Schwesig (Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Helmut Schneider and Igor Pruissen (both MCS Service Deutschland and Benelux) at the production start-up ceremony in Wismar.

MESSER CUTTING SYSTEMS: THE APEX OF TECHNOLOGY FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS

Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.