Press release Dec 23, 2016: MV WERFTEN to install comprehensive Evac Complete Cleantech Solution on board two “Global Class” cruise ships for Star Cruises

German shipyard MV WERFTEN, a wholly subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, will install the Evac Complete Cleantech Solution on board two new “Global Class” ships for Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia-Pacific. The contract also covers two optional cruise vessels of the same class.

Star Cruises’ “Global Class” vessels are specifically designed for the growing Asian market. Delivery of the two 201,000 GT vessels is scheduled for 2020 and 2021. At over 340 metres long, the new vessels will be the largest ever built at the shipyards of MV WERFTEN.

A comprehensive waste and water management system, Evac’s Complete Cleantech Solution includes vacuum collection, wastewater treatment, dry and wet waste treatment as well as fresh water generation desalination plants. The fresh water treatment plants are based on reverse osmosis technology and will produce over 3,000 cubic meters of fresh water per day. The contracted waste management systems will be the largest ever installed on board cruise vessels.

“MV WERFTEN selected Evac due to its strong experience in the cruise industry with over 20,000 completed marine projects – and because they were the only complete package provider. These environmentally friendly and energy efficient systems cover all needs of these new ships, which will be among the largest in the world,” commented Jarmo Laakso, Managing Director of MV WERFTEN.

“Evac Complete Cleantech Solution noticeably simplifies implementation and coordination in the building process of the yard,” said Ljubo Jurisevic, Managing Director of Evac Germany and President of Evac Global Cruise Business. “This one-stop solution is what sets Evac apart from its competitors. Ease of co-operation is highly important in these types of complex, large cruise vessel projects where the number of different suppliers may grow to the hundreds.”


MV WERFTEN comprises of three shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV) and has some of the largest docks and covered fabrication facilities in Europe. The yards are located in a region with an excellent transportation and logistics infrastructure and have direct access to the Baltic Sea. Further investments in a laser thin-plate welding line, cabin manufacturing, state-of-the-art software and other automation will be made to make MV WERFTEN one of the most efficient cruise ship builders in the world.

In their 70-year history, the three shipyards have designed, produced and fitted out around 2,500 sea-going newbuilds, including two AIDA cruise vessels, Premicon river cruise vessels and Stena Line ferries. MV WERFTEN, headquartered in Wismar, is constantly investing in innovation and new technologies as well as employee training to guarantee excellent “made in MV” quality.

About Evac

Evac Group is the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater-, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries. The company has executed over 20,000 marine, 2,000 offshore and 2,000 building projects worldwide. Evac has own offices in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Norway, Sweden and the USA, and representatives in more than 40 countries. The company’s turnover was 98 million euros in 2015.


Stefan Sprunk
Head of Marketing & Communications at MV WERFTEN
Tel.: +49 3841 772713

Susanne Meyer
Communications Officer at MV WERFTEN
Tel: +49 3841 772866

Ljubo Jurisevic
Managing Director of Evac Germany and President of Evac Global Cruise Business
Tel. +49 162 239 2128
ljubo.jurisevic (at)

Tomi Gardemeister
CEO and President, Evac Group
Mobile: +358 405 590746
tomi.gardemeister (at)

Star Cruises Global Class vessel