Neander Shark welcomes representatives from Kiel’s economics and politics
On June 4th the NEANDER SHARK team welcomed high-ranking visitors from local politics and economics: Lord Mayor of Kiel, Dr. Ulf Kämpfer, and Werner Kässens, CEO of KiWi GmbH – responsible for regional business development – visited our company to get an impression about the development of the NEANDER turbodiesel outboard engine.
NEANDER SHARK’s Managing Director Lutz W. Lester welcomed Dr. Kämpfer and Mr. Kässens and made a guided tour not only through our premises but also through the extensive building “W8” where besides NEANDER lots of small – especially creative multimedia companies – are headquartered. Here ca. 100 people from a wide variety of industries work under one roof, some of them are like NEANDER focused on the maritime sector. Thus not only the currently 20 NEANDER SHARK employees but also lots of creative professionals had the opportunity for a handshake with “our” Lord Mayor.
In the following conversation Lutz W. Lester underlined the huge developmental step that the NEANDER turbo diesel outboard engine has made: The prototype phase has been successfully completed so that currently the validation phase (transition into series production) begins. The so called “endurance runners” will soon be tested in exactly defined qualitity tests on test beds at the Technical College of Applied Sciences, Munich, and at the company FEV, Aachen.
Furthermore these engines will complete futher endurance tests on the Lake Como and on the River Weser. NEANDER SHARK will be supported by our production partner Selva headquartered in Tirano, Northern Italy, and by the company Fr. Fassmer located in Berne at the River Weser.
Both parties agreed that a future interchange between NEANDER and Kiel’s politics and economics would be fruitful. And – of course – Mr. Lester could not say good bye without promising Dr. Kämpfer a test drive with the NEANDER turbo diesel outboard on the Kiel Fjord. Dr. Kämpfer is already looking forward to this event!
©Photos: Oliver Franke