Commercial projects

No project is too complex

Hamburg is a crucial and pivotal port for the shipping industry and commercial vessels worldwide with thousands of ships passing through the port and the River Elbe each year.

The Blohm+Voss shipyard offers a range of docks and has dedicated facilities for repairs, refitting, conversion, maintenance and servicing of all types of commercial and offshore vessels including bulk carriers, container ships, refrigerated ships and RoRos. Project managers at Blohm+Voss carefully assess the size and requirements of each ship repair job so that cost-effective service quotes can be delivered to customers.

The shipyard features mechanical, steel pipe, joinery and electrical workshops that are exceptionally well equipped and laid out to optimise material flow, increasing the efficiency for each project. The shipyard facilities are nestled within a hub of local suppliers and contractors, which provides a wide range of quality ship repair support services and renders Blohm+Voss able to complete any kind of ship repair project as a “one-stop shop”. Commercial vessels can be unloaded, repaired, reloaded and ready to go in a matter of days, depending on the size of the job.

Our services

General Docking

Modifications and Conversions

Technical Upgrades

Instalment of Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Slow Steam Conversion

Auxiliary Equipment Upgrades

Green Shipping Upgrades

Flying Squads

Scrubber Installation

Project and Logistics Management

Lifetime Extension

System Integration

Standard/Damage Repairs and Refit

Hull Treatment

In-House Engineering

Ship Lengthening

Upgrade your vessel

Although the below displays a good example of the types of services we can provide, we are of course able to accommodate almost any vessel for any type of repair even if it is not shown here. Clients can simply contact us to discuss their requirements and we will plan the refit of the vessel in tune with their specific needs.

Scrubber and ballast water treatment installation In accordance with new legislation, we retrofit scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems into any vessel to make our customers' fleets viable for the future.
Tank refurbishment We can repair any damage, provide tank coating and standard maintenance – whatever our customer needs with regards to tanks, we can fix it.
Propulsion unit overhaul Our regular day-to-day business includes the overhaul and maintenance of all types of propulsion systems, rudders and complete shaft arrangements all within our specialised workshops.
Engine room modifications We can draw upon extensive knowledge when modifying the engine rooms of our customers. The maintenance and even modifications, such as removal and reinstallation of engines and generators, can be carried out in a very short timeframe.
Shell-side installations Due to our extensive experience, we are able to install additionally required elements into the shell of any vessel, for example sea chests for the scrubber systems.
Hatch cover repairs Be it damage or cell guide repairs, standard maintenance or the overhaul of the hatch covers, we are able to complete the works sure in the knowledge that our customer will be satisfied when we’re done.
Overhaul of thrusters With our knowledgeable employees and their wealth of experience, we make easy work of upgrades and maintenance to any thruster.

Specialists in unique projects

Blohm+Voss offers engineering expertise and shipbuilding and repair experience in many fields and is also well-renowned for the special projects that the shipyard has undertaken. The company has earned a reputation that no task is too complex and it thrives on challenges that are faced at the shipyard every day. Special projects can range from restoring a historical vessel to its former glory or a complicated lifetime extension for an offshore vessel.

Blohm+Voss has been working on floating technology connected with the offshore production and transportation of oil and gas since the 1970s and has therefore gained comprehensive experience with regard to projects of this type. Offshore vessels often operate under very demanding conditions in the far reaches of the world and the quality of a repair is essential to the safe operation of these vessels. At Blohm+Voss, work on such units is carried out in line with very high safety standards, operating innovative technology.

Alongside more conventional, standard repairs to oil/gas offshore units, other special projects include the installation of dynamic positioning systems, making structural optimisations, constructing service cranes, upgrading production facilities, extending crew quarters and carrying out engine repairs. As a versatile and experienced shipyard, no special project is too difficult and Blohm+Voss is capable of realising any project for any vessel.

Worldwide repairs, wherever the ship may be

Blohm+Voss is always close to customers with a dedicated team of flying squads. No matter where a ship is lying, whether it is located in Hamburg or halfway across the world, customers can rely on Blohm+Voss to deliver global ship services anywhere. Shipping companies and cruise lines alike can rely on these teams to supply the necessary solutions, including carrying out the ship repairs on location.

Whether the job is to exchange a small part or the handling of a more complicated technical project, teams are as committed to maintaining the same high level of service as when the refit takes place in the Blohm+Voss shipyard and docks. The conscientious, worldwide ship services team has extensive experience in the maritime engineering industry and they take care of every detail, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.


PAO Sovcomflot
IMO no.: 9737187
LOA × beam: 299.0 m × 50.0 m
Guarantee works and general repairs including a refit of the accommodation area and hull treatment including new anti-ice coating with ice-resistant paint

Completed in 11 DAYS


Hapag-Lloyd AG
IMO no.: 9253727
LOA × beam: 294.0 m × 32.3 m
Visited us for dry docking and reconditioning, including works such as main engine overhaul and hull blasting and repainting

Completed in 20 DAYS


MACS – Maritime Carrier Shipping GmbH & Co
IMO no.: 9231119
LOA × beam: 192.9 m × 27.8 m
Third special class renewal survey and major works were completed including a new application of eco-friendly coating system

Completed in 10 DAYS


PAO Sovcomflot
IMO no.: 9333682
LOA × beam: 258.8 m × 34.0 m
The ICE-class shuttle tanker Kirill Lavrov required dry docking and standard repairs including anti-ice coating with ice-resistant paint

Completed in 13 DAYS


Hamburg Süd, Maersk
IMO no.: 9622203
LOA × beam: 333.2 m × 48.2 m
Several vessels in the Cap San series, including Cap San Nicolas, ordered their class dockings at Blohm+Voss

Completed in 15 DAYS