At the beginning of 2022, the large shipyards in the north-east were left with nothing. In Stralsund, the city itself has taken over the shipyard and is now taking positive stock. Union representatives see it differently.
Stralsund (dpa/mv) - A good year after the takeover of the Stralsund shipyard from the insolvent MV shipyard group, the city draws a positive balance. About 80 percent of the production areas are now leased, the city said on request. She speaks of 14 companies that are active on the site - both tenants and companies that have already been there.
At the beginning of March 2022, the city took over the shipyard site in order to develop a maritime business park. Shortly before, Mayor Alexander Badrow (CDU) had issued the target of at least 1000 jobs, which should be reached once. "When she gets there depends on many factors that the city can only influence to a limited extent," said the town hall.
The information differs about the jobs already available at the location. The city points out that there is no reporting obligation for tenants. In addition to the tenants, supplier companies and their employees are also active on site. "In any case, there are several hundred commercial employees who are employed on the site."
The trade union side, on the other hand, is talking about 50 to 100 jobs. At its peak, the MV shipyard group had up to 600 employees in Stralsund. Heiko Messerschmidt from IG Metall said: "We are not satisfied with the situation in Stralsund." The anchor tenant, who provides a lot of employment, is still missing. The Norwegian shipbuilder Fosen Yard, which has leased the large shipbuilding hall, has only employed a handful of people so far.
The Norwegians have been inspecting and repairing the high-speed ferry "Skane Jet" since February as part of their first order on the Strelasund. From April, the catamaran, which can travel more than 80 kilometers per hour, will start again for the FRS Baltic shipping company from Sassnitz on the island of Rügen to Sweden. According to the city, a total of nine ships are currently being built or repaired and serviced in the halls, on the slipway and at the berths of the shipyard.