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Lürssen Werft Acquires Blohm+Voss

SHIPBUILDING (Image courtesty: © Wolfgang Kundel (terra-air service))

Family owned and Bremen based erssen and the funds of British private ment our existing re? t and repair ac- Hamburg yard will depend on the over- shipyard, Luerssen announced a deal to equity investor. Star Capital Partners tivities and also to offer our customers all market situation and it is dif? cult to acquire storied shipyard Blohm+Voss has been signed and the agreement an ever better service,” said Peter Lu- judge at this time.” in Hamburg. With the acquisition of is currently subject to approval from erssen, Managing Partner at Luerssen If approved, Luerssen will combine

Blohm+Voss, Luerssen said it is en- the German Fair Trade Commission Maritime Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. six highly specialized shipyards with tering into a long-term relationship to (Bundeskartellamt). KG. “In addition, we would like to use approximately 2,800 employees in strengthen its portfolio in the repair “With the acquisition of Blohm+Voss the competence and experience of the Northern Germany. The family owned and re? t activities for yachts, naval and we are taking over a shipyard with a shipyard and its employees for the new Luerssen Group was founded in 1875 commercial ships as well as enhancing strategically advantageous location build of complex naval ships and con- and specializes in the design and pro- its naval new build activities within its and versatile production facilities. We tinue their production at the Hamburg duction of yachts over 60m as well as corporation. The contract between Lu- want to use these facilities to comple- site. The construction of yachts at the naval and coast guard ships.

Pocket Tanker for Puget Sound “We wanted a vessel that would allow us has accommodation for four crew making Jesse Co. Metal Fabrication and Machinery to quickly and ef? ciently serve our diesel longer runs practical. “We have one barge in Tacoma, scheduled for delivery in Feb- and lube oil customers in Puget Sound,” each on the Columbia River and in San ruary 2017. In the engine room, aft of the said Maxum Petroleum’s Mike Curry of Francisco Bay,” said Curry, “So if we have six separate cargo holds, a pair of Cummins the new 126-ft. product tanker that the ? rm a barge in the dry dock in any of these ports QSK 19M Tier 3 diesels, each generating is having built. “We have 15,000 barrel we can send this boat down as relief.” 660 hp at 1,800 rpm will provide propul- barge doing the job now but this boat will With a 10-ft. draft on a 14-ft. molded sive power. These two in-line six-cylinder be more ef? ciently handle our ATB cus- depth and a 32-ft. beam, the Grade B prod- engines will each turn into Twin Disc gears tomers. Most of our customers take smaller uct tanker, to be named Global Provider, is swinging 48-in. four-blade stainless steel deliveries, so the new boat, with its six fully double-hulled. Fuel tanks located port props. A pair of Northern Lights generators cargo holds taking 3,700 barrels of fuel and and starboard of the engine room will carry will meet the boat’s electrical and hydrau- 24,000 gallons of lube oil, will ? ll an im- a total of 8,900 gallons. Additional trim lic power requirements. On deck, a Rapp portant niche.” Global Provider will be less tanks are located in the forepeak and the Marine HP30 5F crane will handle the hos- than 100 gt and so quali? es for a two-man stern quarters. Designed by the Elliot Bay es for product being pumped by a six-inch day-boat operation around Seattle. It also Design Group, the boat is being built by Blackmer pumps.

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