Smulders and NEPTUN WERFT join forces to build offshore converter platforms in Rostock
Smulders is joining forces with the MEYER Group, which includes NEPTUN WERFT in Warnemünde, to build offshore converter platforms at the Warnemünde site. To this end, they have the intention to jointly found the companies NEPTUN SMULDERS Offshore Renewables and NEPTUN SMULDERS Engineering, which will take over the design and manufacture of the platforms. The news will be announced today during a launch event in Rostock, attended by Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Minister of Economy Reinhard Meyer.
As a first step, the new company will create up to 100 jobs in Warnemünde. The contemplated joint venture is currently still subject to regulatory approval from the competition authorities and is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2024.
We are combining the MEYER Group's expertise in lean shipbuilding with Smulders' offshore experience in a unique way. Together, we are creating the necessary capacities to be able to manufacture the converter platforms required for the energy transition in Germany.