Genting Hong Kong has launched 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.
Genting Hong Kong and Lloyd Werft Group unveiled the plans and premises of the new Design Centre scheduled to open May 30th, 2016 in Bremerhaven, Germany.
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 centre 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 Genting Hong Kong executive director Hui 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 6,000 square metres of office space.
Another 1,500 square metres will serve a dual purpose for the display of mock-ups for cruise ship cabins, suites and public areas and utilised 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 Centre.
“On behalf of Genting, I would like to thank the State of Bremen and the City of Bremerhaven for their support of Lloyd Werft for over 160 years and we look forward to closer cooperation and support in our efforts to create a second cruise shipyard group in Germany – the Lloyd Werft Group – which will create thousands of new jobs for the cruise shipbuilding industry in Germany and Europe,” concluded Lim.