Netherlands-based C-Job Naval Architects, ship design and engineering company, has made a strategic partnership with Meyer Group, as Meyer will acquire a 50% stake in C-Job.

A well-known player in the maritime industry, the Meyer Group is an international consortium including Meyer Werft with three shipyards in the German cities of Papenburg and Rostock, and in the Finnish city of Turku. The company is known for the construction of cruise vessels and ferries.

The Meyer Group recently expanded its operations with Meyer RE and offers shipping companies solutions to maximize their vessel’s sustainability, ideally throughout their lifecycle from development and build to supporting them through their operating lives and finally end-of-life recycling.

C-Job Naval Architects claims that this combination can make a “big impact in the industry, and has big potential,” as Meyer Werft is considered one of the largest and most modern shipyards in the world.

The newfound strategic alliance will allow MEYER Group to utilize C-Job’s knowledge of and experience in applying renewable fuels to their portfolio, focusing on cruise vessels in particular.

Malte Poelmann, CTO at MEYER Group, said: “C-Job and MEYER share the common vision to make shipping sustainable in the near future! We always want to offer the best and tailor-made engineering solutions, both for newbuilds and for the transformation of the existing fleet, together with Meyer RE.”

Job Volwater, C-Job chief executive and co-founder, noted: “We started C-Job in 2007 and we have been making waves ever since. We haven’t been afraid to do things a bit differently which has led to our successes. In Meyer Group, we have found a partner who aligns with our values and culture, making our partnership a natural fit.”

Basjan Faber, CFO and co-founder of C-Job, adds: “In 2020 we vocalized our vision for a sustainable maritime industry within one generation. In Meyer, we have found a like-minded organization that shares this vision and wants to achieve this together.”