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LADY MOURA at Blohm + Voss

After having stayed at Blohm + Voss in 1992, 1997 and 2003, the mega yacht LADY MOURA has started her fourth visit yesterday to Blohm + Voss Repair, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Following a short stop at Überseebrücke, the LADY MOURA was hauled into floating dock No. 6 in the evening. In addition to general repair and refit work, various comprehensive preservation work on both the hull and the superstructure will be part of the job. The work is scheduled to be completed in February 2007. The LADY MOURA was built in 1990 by Blohm + Voss in accordance with a design of the Italian architect Luigi Sturchio. She has a length of 105 m, a width of 18.5 m and a draught of 5.40 m. Her tank capacity allows transatlantic crossings and the crew area alone provides enough space for 61 crew. During each of the years 2005 and 2006, Blohm + Voss Repair has repaired/overhauled five yachts.


MS EUROPA Sails into B+V Repair

The MS EUROPA, a 5-star-plus luxury cruise liner of Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH arrived in the morning of 31 August 2004 at dock 10 of Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH. After its stay at the shipyard, the MS EUROPA will be setting off restyled for a 19-day. The cruise will start from Hamburg to Norway, Iceland, Greenland and on to Montreal.


Forging Ahead

Despite a marked drop in shipbuilding volume during the past decade to lower cost competitors in the East, Germany's marine market has maintained it adherence to the highest technical standard while carving its niche in the world of constructing complex, high-value vessels. In many ways, the saying "the more things change, the more they stay the same" could be aptly applied to the current status of the German marine market


MS EUROPA Sails into B+V Repair

The MS EUROPA 5-star-plus luxury cruise liner from the Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH is expected to arrive at the dock of the Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH on 31 August 2004. Extensive modernisation will be carried out on the 198.6 metre long, 24 metre wide cruise liner by 14 September 2004. The MS EUROPA is the flagship of Hapag Lloyd’s fleet of cruise liners and offers the utmost in comfort for up to 408 passengers. Modernization works include the installation of a new fitness room


Queen Mary 2 Undocking

After having been docked for 20 days in dry dock ELBE 17 of Blohm + Voss Repair, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the Queen Mary 2 is planned to be undocked on November 13, 2008 as scheduled. The longest ocean liner worldwide is to be undocked with the morning high tide at 3:30 a.m.* (high tide: 4:01 a.m.) to leave for Southampton to start the next transatlantic voyage to New York on November 15, at 5 p.m.


Interview: Dr. Herbert Aly

Shipyard boss Dr. Herbert Aly in Front of the German Navy sail training ship Gorch Fock where he was a crew member during his naval service.

Shipyard boss Dr. Herbert Aly discusses Blohm+Voss’ radical reorganization as well as the strategies to secure new orders.   When I started my nautical career at Blohm+Voss at the beginning of the early 1960s, one could see on the southside of the river Elbe nine independent operating shipyards. Today only one remains: Blohm+Voss. More than 100 years experience, technical know-how and modern production technology helps to ensure the international global competitiveness of the City


News: Littoral Combat Ship Takes One Step Closer to Reality

The push for a new class of U.S. Navy ships, vessels able to operate in shallow draft, near to shore environments, has taken a step closer to reality. The Navy is currently reviewing plans from half a dozen teams, and is expected next month to award additional dollars to three teams for further refinement. Current plans call for a fleet of between 50 and 70 vessels — smaller, faster and considerably cheaper than ships built for today’s Navy — ready for production in the next few years.


Blohm + Voss – 125 Years In The Making

More than 125 years ago, on April 5, 1877, two young and ambitious engineers, Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss joined together to what has since evolved into one of Germany’s most advanced and largest shipyards – Blohm + Voss Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik (shipyard and machine factor) on Steinwarder Island, situated on the River Elbe. Originally formed to build steam ships, the company began to develop into one of the largest closed shipyard site and dock capacity by the beginning of the 20th


Mega Yacht Returns to Blohm + Voss

The LADY MOURA returned to Blohm + Voss on October 8 for maintenance and conservation work. The 344-ft. (105 m) long white mega yacht will undergo a facelift in its roofed-over floating dock. The LADY MOURA, built at Blohm + Voss in 1990, will be returning to her yard for the third time, following visits in 1992 and 1997. The owner and captain of the LADY MOURA The LADY MOURA has sufficient tank capacity to undertake transatlantic voyages


REPORT: Luerssen Bids for ThyssenKrupp Ship Yards

Germany's Luerssen has reportedly made a bid for all of ThyssenKrupp's (TKAG.DE) shipbuilding unit Blohm + Voss, German daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ThyssenKrupp in July scrapped a deal for Abu Dhabi MAR to buy Blohm + Voss. (Source: Reuters)


Offshore Equipment Firm Acquisition by Forum Energy

Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies agrees to acquire Blohm + Voss Oil Tools from STAR Capital Partners Limited (STAR), a London based private equity firm. Completion of the transaction is subject to certain customary closing conditions


America’s Tall Ship to Visit Portsmouth, Va.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle sails through dense fog. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Portsmouth Friday, at 10 a.m. as part of their 2013 officer candidate training deployment. The Eagle will be moored at 100 High Street in downtown Portsmouth, behind Admirals Landing apartments.


USCG Tall Ship Returns from Repair

USCG photo

Coast Guard Barque Eagle returned to New London, Conn. yesterday after spending the last three and a half months undergoing dockside maintenance and a foremast overhaul at the Coast Guard Yard facility in Baltimore.  The Eagle will be inport in New London during February and early March


America's Tall Ship to visit Morehead City

USCG photo

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training, is scheduled to arrive March 26 in Morehead City, N.C. From its homeport in New London, Conn., the cutter will sail along the eastern seaboard and transit through Morehead as part of its


Cruise Ship Wins Seventh Interior Design Award

Crystal Serenity Penthouse Bedroom: Photo credit Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises' 'Crystal Serenity' wins Hospitality Design Magazine's 'Judge's Award for Distinctive Cruise Design' Crystal Cruises' largest ship, Crystal Serenity, has won its seventh award since undergoing a $25 million redesign last year – Hospitality Design (HD) magazine's "Judges


Bahrein Shipyard Signs Maersk Ship-Repair Deal

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) signs a long-term contract to repair Maersk vessels on preferential terms With 35  years experience in the shipbuilding and repair business, ASRY will repair Maersk ships operating in the Persian Gulf as required.


General Dynamics to Acquire Earl Industries’ Ship Repair Division

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has entered an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va., and Mayport, Fla.  The value of the cash transaction


General Dynamics to Acquire Earl's Ship Repair Division

Transaction will expand General Dynamics' capabilities in ship maintenance and repair market General Dynamics has entered an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship repair company that supports the U.S. Navy fleet in Norfolk, Va


Insights with an Kees Pilaar MD, Blohm + Voss

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It could be argued that running an efficient, safe and profitable ship repair yard is one of the most difficult of all maritime jobs. First and foremost, unpredictability – in terms of planned and actual workload, as well as the very nature of the job themselves – is a recurring theme


LNG Tanker Fitted With MARINER OMNIPURE® System

LNG Gemini: Photo credit Severn Trent De Nora

Severn Trent De Nora’s MARINER OMNIPURE® Series M55 Sewage Treatment System selected for use aboard LNG tanker. German ship operator Pronav has chosen the system for use aboard the “LNG Gemini”, a 72,472dwt LNG tanker. The M5508 model


Tall Ship 'Eagle' Homeported for Christmas

USCG Tall Ship Eagle: Photo credit USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departs Naval Submarine Base New London & returns to her home mooring at Fort Trumbull in New London. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only


SKF Group to Acquire Blohm+Voss

Sterntube Seal by B+V: Photo credit Blohm + Voss

SKF of Sweden is to acquire German ship components provider Blohm + Voss Industries (BVI) from Star Capital Partners. Blohm + Voss Industries is a manufacturer of equipment for critical marine applications, including shaft components (seals and bearings), stabilizers, and oily water separators


GE to Provide MTU with LM2500 Gas Turbine

An artist rendering of the F125 frigate

GE Marine reports that it will provide MTU Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany, with one LM2500 gas turbine for the German Navy’s fourth Baden-Württemberg-class (F125) frigate. For each new F125 frigate, MTU will provide the German Navy with one LM2500 gas turbine


RSC Gear Oils Gain Blohm, Voss Approcal

Photo: RSC

RSC Bio Solutions EnviroLogic 210 and EnviroLogic 215 readily biodegradable and non-toxic gear oils have passed the stringent performance requirements of Blohm. After significant testing, in both static and dynamic evaluations, these synthetic


China's CIC Boluomiao Shipyard Completes Repair Contracts

CIC Boluomiao Shipyard completed repairs of the ships Sinoker Pioneer and Novitas H. The U.S.-owned Sinoker Pioneer repair work included renewal of cargo hold plates and painting, hatch cover repair and regular docking repair and some machinery equipment repairs, etc


 
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