Lloyd Werft

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Drydock containing Polarstern
the floating dock Schwimmdock III
Alexander von Humboldt (left) and Astor in the floating dock
Early plan of Lloyd Werft buildings and dock
1899 view

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH is a dockyard in Bremerhaven. It was founded in 1863 by the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd, first mainly used as a repair workshop for the company’s own merchant fleet. This new yard was established in exchange and addition to the former small Lloyd-workshop in Bremen which was already founded in 1857.

In the 1970s, the shipyard became member of the Vulkan Group.

Today[when?], the Lloyd-yard is the only greater dockyard which survived in Bremerhaven. It employs 500 workers in an area of 260.000 m². Ships with a draught down to 11,5 m can be accommodated. The yard concentrates its activities only on repair, maintenance and reconstruction of ships.

In 2015, Genting Hong Kong, a Hong-Kong based holding company whose brands had a total of 10 ships on order from Lloyd Werft at the time, purchased a majority stake in Lloyd Werft.[1] In 2016, Genting purchased the remaining 30% of Lloyd Werft,[2] as well as Nordic Yards' Wismar, Warnemunde, and Stralsund shipyards, and combined them to form the Lloyd Werft Group.[3]

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Media related to Lloyd Werft at Wikimedia Commons

  • [1] Lloyd Yard website


  1. ^ "Genting Hong Kong Announces Order of Two "Global Class" Ships for Star Cruises, the Largest to be Built in Germany, for Delivery Between 2019 and 2020" (PDF). Star Cruises. Genting Hong Kong Limited. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Genting Hong Kong Takes Remaining Stake in Lloyd Werft". World Maritime News. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Aktuelles - Pressemitteilungen - Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven". lloydwerft.com. Retrieved 11 May 2016.

Hans Jürgen Witthöft, Lloyd Werft—150 Jahre Schiffbaugeschichte, Köhler Verlagsgesellschft, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-7822-0957-1