Nordic Yards Wismar

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Coordinates: 53°53′48″N 11°26′11″E / 53.896667°N 11.436389°E / 53.896667; 11.436389

Nordic Yards Wismar
1951–1990 VEB
1990– GmbH
Industry Shipbuilding
Founded 1946
Headquarters Wismar, Germany
Products Fishcutters
River cruise ships
Passenger ships
Cargo ships
Owner Vitaly Yusufov
Number of employees
Parent Nordic Yards

Nordic Yards Wismar (former VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft Wismar, Aker MTW Werft, Wadan Yards MTW) is a German shipbuilding company, headquartered in Wismar. Since June 1, 1990 it has been part of the Deutschen Maschinen- und Schiffbau AG (DMS AG)[1] and since 2009 is part of the Nordic Yards Holding GmbH.[2]


The ship repair yard was founded by Red Army on April 27, 1946.[3] The Ivan Susanin was the first ship repaired at this yard. The shipyard developed quickly, from Soviet ship repair yard to VVB Schiffsreparaturwerft Wismar, in 1948, renamed to Hochseeschiffbau Mathias-Thesen-Werft Wismar VEB, in 1951. The first new ship V. Chkalov was built for the Soviet Union as war reparations after World War II on March 30, 1954.

Ships built by VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft Wismar (selection)[edit]

Folding kayaks[edit]

  • Typ Kolibri

Cargo ships[edit]

River cruise ships[edit]

Ocean liners/Cruise ships[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft Wismar(German)
  2. ^ Aker MTW Werft GmbH(English)
  3. ^ VEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft Wismar(German)

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