Genting Hong Kong announced the establishment of the new Lloyd Werft Group Design Centre, a major milestone for the recently formed shipyard group.
Comprised of Lloyd Werft’s existing shipyard in Bremerhaven and three recently acquired facilities from Nordic Yards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany, the Lloyd Werft Group will become the second largest shipyard group in Germany, said Genting in prepared remarks.
Genting Hong Kong and Lloyd Werft Group unveiled the plans and premises of the new Design Centre scheduled to open May 30, 2016 in Bremerhaven, Germany. Officiated by Hui Lim, Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Genting Hong Kong, and attended by State Secretary Uwe Beckmeyer, Senator Martin Günthner, President of the City Council of Bremerhaven, Brigitte Lückert and Lord Mayor Melf Grantz, the opening ceremony marked the first step in the Group’s long term investment of about 100 million euros in the Lloyd Werft Group’s four shipyards to create state-of-the-art facilities for new shipbuilding.
Together with the designers in the other three yard locations, the new Design Centre will form the nucleus for basic and detailed design of The Group’s ships, with additional production design taking place in Wismar and Warnemunde.
“Being in charge of information technology for the Genting Group, I am very happy to support a world-class design center featuring the latest design software which can be coordinated and interfaced with other ship equipment suppliers to efficiently produce the full basic and detailed design of cruise ships and megayachts,” said Lim.
Housed in a renovated and restored heritage building first constructed in 1910, the Lloyd Werft Group Design Centre will be able to house up to 250 designers in 6000 square metres of office space. Another 1500 square metres will serve a dual purpose for the display of mock-ups for cruise ship cabins, suites and public areas and utilized as a showroom for furniture and other movable items for cruise ships.
Once completed and in full operation, over a hundred new jobs will be created and housed in the Bremerhaven Design Center.