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MPP, LNG, yacht, cruise – Full docks at Lloyd Werft

Satisfied faces at Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven: all docks are currently well booked with orders – with customers from the MPP, LNG/FSRU, yacht and research vessel segments. Further orders have already been booked.

Yesterday, the current 121 m long yacht conversion project “Octopus” was transferred to floating dock III at Lloyd Werft.

Here the yacht, which according to unconfirmed reports is to remain at Lloyd Werft for several months, will soon be encased in scaffolding and sheeting and will therefore no longer be visible for the time being.

The 199-metre-long “Golden Karoo”, the last of four cargo ships owned by MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping, is currently in Kaiserdock II for scheduled overhaul. In recent weeks, the three sister ships, the 37,000-tonne vessels commissioned in 2013, have already been overhauled by Lloyd Werft using three double cranes “Blue Master II”, “Bright Skyq” and “Green Mountain”.

The AWI’s polar research vessel “Polarstern” is currently still lying high and dry in Kaiserdock I, but will leave the dock by the weekend to make way for the cruise ship “Hanseatic Nature”, which is expected there on Monday for maintenance and class work.

The 230-metre-long cruise ship, which entered service in 2019, will remain here until October 26 and then move directly back to Columbuskaje, where a fully booked Nordkapp cruise will depart.

LNG-FSRU is still at Lloyd Werft

The large LNG tanker “Transgas Force” is also expected to leave the Lloyd Werft shipyard at the new quay in Kaiserhafen III at the end of October, according to Norden. The so-called Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) has been undergoing preparations at Lloyd Werft since the end of July for the upcoming operation at the new LNG import terminal in Stade.

Lloyd Werft was also able to win an order for a cruise shipping company for this fall: the “Ambience” of the British shipping company Ambassador Cruise Line has signed up again for three weeks from November 17. This will involve general dock and class work. Last winter, shortly before Christmas, the 245 m long “Ambience” arrived at the Lloyd Werft shipyard for the first time and unscheduled. At that time, necessary repair work on the lifeboat suspensions was carried out over the Christmas holidays. Prior to this, the shipping company had to cancel a long-planned Christmas cruise.

When the “Ambience” leaves the Lloyd Werft shipyard on December 8, it will only be four days before the cruise ship returns from Tibury to Germany on a regular voyage. On December 12, the ship will stop in Hamburg for a whole day to allow the British guests to visit the Hamburg Christmas market. (CE)


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Caption: The "Octopus" at the Lloyd Werft shipyard (© Eckardt)