Pella Shipyard Buys Sietas Shipyard

MarineLink.com
Monday, February 10, 2014
From left: Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator for Economy, Garegin G. Tsaturov, Coowner of Pella Shipyard, Natallia Dean, Managing Director Terraline, and Berthold Brinkmann, Insolvency Administrator of Sietas Shipyard

After an intensive search of over two years, the insolvency administrator, Berthold Brinkmann, has found a strategic investor for the renowned Sietas Shipyard in Hamburg: Pella Shipyard from Otradnoye near St. Petersburg, Russia is taking over the company as of March 10, 2014. The purchase agreement with the Hamburg-based company Terraline GmbH, a member of Pella Shipyard Group, has already been concluded and officially certified by a solicitor, but is still awaiting approval by the creditors’ committee and banks. Following the takeover, Terraline will be renamed Pella Sietas GmbH. The buyer has undertaken to operating Sietas Shipyard as shipyard for a further eight years at least. Pella Shipyard already has orders for the construction of tugs, icebreakers and supply ships, as well as other ships with high level equipment requirements.

Pella Shipyard is buying Sietas Shipyard as part of transferral restructuring, by means of which approximately 120 employees are being kept on and/or re-employed via the Sietas transfer company by the end of April. The buyer intends increasing the number of employees at Sietas Shipyard to at least 400 by the end of 2016; its goal is furthermore to enhance the employment options at a variety of supply companies. Pella Shipyard is moreover planning to invest at least €15 million in the infrastructure at Sietas Shipyard by the end of 2016. The parties agreed to treat the purchase price in the strictest confidence; the buyer is funding the purchase via its own assets.

Administrator Berthold Brinkmann explained, “I am delighted that we have found a strategic investor for Sietas Shipyard in the company Pella Shipyard. It is not only acquiring one of Hamburg’s long-established maritime companies, but also securing the expertise of the experienced Sietas employees. In addition, a further 280 employees are to be taken on by the end of 2016, impressively underlining the trust Pella Shipyard puts in the competence of this north German shipbuilder.“ Berthold Brinkmann has been continuing shipbuilding activities on the banks of the Elbe river in Hamburg for more than two years during the entire insolvency proceedings.

Berthold Brinkmann is planning to soon deliver the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind installations to have been developed and built in Germany to the renowned Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord. The administrator had renegotiated the construction contract during the Sietas insolvency proceedings and then built the vessel without any state aid or loans. Sietas Shipyard completed another new construction project in October 2012, and handed over the suction dredger “Eke Möbius” to its customer Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH on schedule.
 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

MN 100: AEP River Operations

16150 Main Circle Drive, Suite #400 St. Louis, MO 63017 Tel: (636) 530-2100  Email: info@aepriverops.com Website: www.aepriverops.com President: Keith Darling The

MN 100: Caterpillar Marine

Neumühlen 9 22763 Hamburg/Germany Tel: (713) 895-1449 Email: cat_power@cat.com Website: www.marine.cat.com Managing Director: Nigel Parkinson The Company: Caterpillar

Airbus May Sell Stake in Submarine Supplier

Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die

Shipbuilding

LNG Transport Barge Design Approved by ABS

Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. engaged Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) to develop a 3,000 cubic meter Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transport barge utilizing a Bristol

Airbus May Sell Stake in Submarine Supplier

Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die

Bureau Veritas to Class, Certify FPSOs for Saipem

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs for service off Angola. The

Ship Repair & Conversion

Mexican Navy Delegation Visits NSSA

The U.S. Navy reported that its Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) welcomed the Mexican Navy Delegation to Building CEP-200, Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 21 for

German Shipyard FSG Re-organizes Top Management

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) says it will be headed by a new management team from January 1st 2015, details as follows: Current Chief Technology

US’ Largest Floating Drydock Heads to Portland

The country’s largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, is headed for Portland this weekend. The drydock, a piece of equipment used to lift vessels as large as cruise ships out of the water,

News

Mexican Navy Delegation Visits NSSA

The U.S. Navy reported that its Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) welcomed the Mexican Navy Delegation to Building CEP-200, Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 21 for

MARAD: Total Fuel Cycle Study for Natural Gas

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels. Results showed

LNG Transport Barge Design Approved by ABS

Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. engaged Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) to develop a 3,000 cubic meter Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transport barge utilizing a Bristol

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2174 sec (5 req/sec)