"We are deeply honored to welcome you as guests to our shipyard and we very much appreciate your interest ", Susanne Wiegand, Managing Director of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel (GNYK) said when welcoming the guests.
After a brief overview of the shipyard group and its sister shipyards NOBISKRUG and LINDENAU , "seeing” and “experiencing” were paramount during the two and a half hours shipyard visit. Special attention was devoted to explaining the complexity but also the power of innovation in shipbuilding as well as its importance for the region.
The crowning moment of the parliamentarians’ visit was the panoramic view from the 900-ton gantry crane and its 100 m high "Sky Lounge“, above the shipyard. Under the best weather conditions and considerable ship traffic, due to the “Kiel Week”, the guests could enjoy the unique view of Kiel.
The entries in the guestbook show that the visit was a success. The entry of Dr. Widmann says: “Thank you very much for the staggering welcome and the site tour of this magnificent shipyard” and the Landtag President Schlie added: "It was a terrific experience for the President of the Landtag, too!”