Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH

Booth number 2267-01


About us

We combine a passion for shipbuilding with the highest of quality standards. Our name stands for 160 years of tradition and high-value German craftsmanship.

Lloyd Werft is located on a site covering more than 260.000 square metres in Bremerhaven's Überseehäfen on the German North Sea coast. Three large dry and floating docks as well as high-performance workshops and logistics sectors makes possible the building and conversion of ships which are more than 300 metres in length and draw up to 11 metres.

Our customers profit from many years of experience and routine as well as from the extensive specialist knowledge of our employees.

Complex projects like newbuilding and refit of passenger vessels and mega yachts are our passion. We can meet the expectations of our customers for the highest quality, precision, reliability and discretion.

With experience, know-how, competence and creativity. Lloyd Werft is well-known for these qualities.

Products and services

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven is your reliable partner for conversions and newbuildings. We do not rest on our laurels of over 160 years of tradition and international renown, we see these as a challenge and a commitment.   As one of the oldest German shipyards, Lloyd Werft is internationally renowned for its know-how, on time delivery, outstanding engineering services and creativity, all of which are required to ideally position the company for the future. Your assignment is in the best possible hands with our qualified and experienced employees.
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REV Ocean

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH
Brückenstr. 25
27568 Bremerhaven

Phone: +49 471 478-0
Fax: +49 471 478-280
Internet: www.lloydwerft.com
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Contact person

Rüdiger Pallentin
Managing Director
Phone: +49 471 478208
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News & Innovations

Lloyd Werft to support the outfitting of the world's largest research and expedition vessel

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven, based in Germany, has been chosen by Norwegian businessman, Kjell Inge Røkke, to provide docking facilities and support the final construction phase of the world’s largest research and expedition vessel – the nearly 183 metre-long REV Ocean.

The newbuild will arrive at the Bremerhaven yard in the spring of 2020. Its initial construction took place at Vard Tulcea in Romania after which it was towed to Vard Brattvaag in Norway for technical and scientific outfitting. The contract covering final outfitting at Lloyd Werft was signed at this year's Monaco Yacht Show.

Lloyd Werft CEO, Rüdiger Pallentin said of the prestigious project: "We welcome the trust placed in us to support the completion of this extraordinary vessel. Along with the earlier delivery of the yacht LUNA and the current construction at the yard of a 140-metre yacht we have placed Lloyd Werft in the top segment of the market.”

Nina Jensen, CEO of REV Ocean said: “We know we will be in good hands with Lloyd Werft who will provide us with the highest quality of shipyard facilities and environmental standards. This will be the last stage of the building process and then REV Ocean will be operational, and ready to develop innovative solutions, for a positive change in the ocean.”

George Gill, the owner’s representative for REV Ocean, said of Lloyd Werft's commitment: "When we started the REV project we always knew that we were going to need a final outfitting shipyard once we took delivery from VARD. In Lloyd Werft, we have found the ideal partner to assist us with the supply of facilities and support for the final outfitting stage at their shipyard facilities in Bremerhaven, Germany. Their unique insight into research vessels, with over thirty years of regular refits and maintenance on the RV Polarstern, plus cruise ship refits and yacht construction is of a huge advantage to us and I look forward to dry docking REV Ocean with them in spring next year.”

REV Ocean will be a state-of-the-art floating research platform used to investigate and improve the state of the world's ocean. On-board accommodation will be available for a total of appr. 60 scientists and guests as well as 30 crew members. Among other features, researchers will have access to a submarine with a diving depth of 2,300 meters (launched via a moonpool) and a trawl system to catch fish and other sea creatures from depths down to 3,000 metres. REV Ocean has an operational range of more than 21,000 nautical miles and will be one of the most advanced and environmentally-friendly yachts in the world.

REV Ocean will be docked at Lloyd Werft from appr. April 2020 to April 2021. The yard will provide support to the owner’s team in their main tasks including installation of interiors, filling, fairing and painting of the superstructure, the laying of the deck and the assembly of outer ceilings.

Technical specifications:

  • Length 182.90 m
  • Width 22,00 m
  • Draught 5.25 m
  • Gross Tonnage 17,440 GT
  • Engines 4x Wärtsilä 8L26 2.7
  • Maximum speed 17,8 kn
  • Range 21,120 nm @ 11 kn
  • Capacity Research 60 scientists/30 crew
  • Capacity Charter 28 guests/54 crew
  • Exterior Design Espen Øino
  • Interior Design H2 Yacht Design
  • Shipyards VARD, Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH
Lloyd Werft tackles annual "Artania" overhaul
Yard’s second contract this year with Phoenix Reisen.

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven is expecting Phoenix Reisen’s 213m long cruise ship "Artania" to arrive in its Kaiserdock II on November 17th for a stay lasting about three weeks. Along with routine class work more than 250 cabins will be overhauled by the owner. The Phoenix Reisen flagship is scheduled to leave the shipyard around December 6, for its next cruise.

"This order suits us well" said yard head Rüdiger Pallentin "and is, to boot, a fine recommendation for the good work we carry out at the Lloyd Werft".

Lloyd Werft, which has been well-booked now for more than two years, says it is looking forward to welcoming the "Artania"

Along with the maintenance and classification work being done by Lloyd Werft, modernisation in the hotel and cabin sectors is being carried out directly by the owners. That work, which includes the Pacific Lounge and Jamaica Club, has been put out to tender by the owners. In addition, carpets, furnishings, wallpapers and many other items are being refurbished and newly designed in more than 200 cabins and public areas. Lloyd Werft is lending logistical support to this work.

Built in 1984 in Helsinki as "Royal Princess" for Princess Cruises and named at that time by Princess Diana, the cruise ship was owned by P&O Cruises between 2005 and 2011 as "Artemis". In April 2011 it was sold to V Ships subsidiary Artania GmbH and has been in charter since then with the German-speaking travel company Phoenix Reisen. Following the acquisition by its new owner the ship underwent a comprehensive conversion lasting four weeks in the spring of 2011 at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven. Five years ago, four new energy-efficient Wärtsilä main engines were installed on the "Artania" as part of a further comprehensive yard stay at Lloyd Werft.

The upcoming new contract will mark the fourth occasion on which Lloyd Werft Project Manager Jochen Mehrtens has been involved with this particular cruise ship. "At peak times, I can see as many as 120 yard employees taking part in this project", he said, "added to them will be a colourful array of local supply companies. For those of our employees who are involved currently in a parallel yacht newbuilding project, this contract will come as a welcome change, because we are, after all, a classic repair and conversion shipyard", explained Mehrtens, himself a marine engineer. "The greatest challenge now will be switching over from the well-organised structure of the newbuilding sector to the extreme flexibility of repair work, because the unexpected happens time and time again during a repair contract. It is my job as project manager to bring structure into tasks that change regularly from one moment to the next so that the contract can be completed for the customer with high quality and within the set time framework".

The 44,588 GT "Artania", which accommodates 1,260 passengers, will initially call at the Columbus Cruise Centre after ending a cruise to the Canaries and western Europe on November 17th. After the passengers and a large part of the crew have left the ship, "Artania" will be towed by tugs to the nearby Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven. During the weeks that follow, the team from Lloyd Werft will, among other things, renew ventilation shafts and hull anodes. Along with steel repairs to the outer hull and tank top plate areas, exhaust pipes will also be renewed, tanks cleaned and outboard fittings and diverse valves overhauled and the electric motors and the pre-heater on the fuel injection plant serviced. The ship will also be washed and conservation undertaken – no mean task considering the area being worked is covers about 10,000 square metres. In addition the yard is responsible for organising the logistics for the conversion of cabins and for further logistical tasks.

The comprehensive work on the "Artania" must be completed by the beginning of December, when the ship is scheduled to begin its first pre-Christmas journey along the English Channel. Filming for the popular German TV series "Mad about the Sea" often takes place on the much-loved cruise ship.

The shipping company Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services and Phoenix Reisen invest in their fleet on a regular basis to ensure that the ships are always at their peak, both technically and from a safety perspective. Just this summer another ship which sails for Phoenix Reisen – the now 46 year old "Albatros" – was drydocked at Lloyd Werft for a week. The 205 metre long cruise ship called at the shipyard on the Lower Weser because of a problem with a bow thruster. During its yard stay, Lloyd Werft also carried out small deck and external hull repairs, renewed shaft sealings, installed a new cooling unit in the vessel’s waste incinerator plant and converted a ballast water tank into a bio-sludge tank on which solid deposits from the waste water treatment plants can be collected. Life-boat davits were also overhauled on the "Albatros" after the life-boats and tenders themselves had been set ashore.

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