Smiles under the masks at FSG keel laying event

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Keel laying with masks: Klaus Müller, Project Manager at DNV GL, Philipp Maracke, FSG’s Chief Executive Officer, Simone Lange, Flensburg’s Mayor, as well as Thomas Jansen, Chairman of the FSGWorks Council

North German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has actually laid the keel for a 210 meter Type 4100 RO/RO ferryboat. And it’s a winner that, under the masks, there were grins on the faces of those participating in the socially distanced yet or else typical event.

“For FSG, today’s keel aying marks an important milestone, as this is the first order after restructuring and relaunching the shipyard in September 2020,” claimed the shipyard’s Chief Executive OfficerPhilipp Maracke “This shipbuilding task is likewise considerable for our 380 workers, that are currently back to doing what they do finest: constructing very effective ships. “

The truth that this vessel is being developed to a tried and tested style is of specific benefit both for the purchaser along with for FSG, Maracke worried.

“As the Type 4100 RO/RO was developed by us and built here repeatedly, we are very familiar with its construction.” he claimed. “That makes it extraordinarily easy for the shipyard to ramp up.”

The EUR 14-million order for the RO/RO has actually been put by IVP Ship Invest which likewise has a choice momentarily vessel. IVP Ship Invest is a business possessed by Lars Windhorst, owner of financial investment team Tennor Holding, which regulates the reorganized FSG.

While FSG has actually long been a leader in the RO/RO field, it intends to widen its market.

“The shipyard will diversify in the future and we will increasingly act as a reliable partner to the German Navy and in international naval shipbuilding,” claimedMaracke “To this end, we can build on earlier projects, as FSG continues to have a good reputation as a naval shipyard, even though we focussed on merchant ships in recent years.”

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