Blohm+Voss Docks

Blohm + Voss GmbH’s unique experience in shipbuilding, ship repair and the management of highly complex projects mean that they have a precise understanding of the needs of their customers and their ships. Around ten passenger liners and cruise ships are welcomed to their yard every year for a wide variety of dock work, ranging from standard servicing to refits, repairs, upgrades, and complex redesigns – for luxury liners and cruise ships of all sizes.

Blohm + Voss set international standards, with breath taking innovations and pioneering conversions in their business areas of Merchant Vessels, Offshore Units, Passenger Ships and Yachts.

As well as the dry-dock and floating docks available at Blohm + Voss there is also the specialised technical availability. Being able to manufacture onsite to reduce time when any unexpected issues arises and also for pre-planned work before a ship is scheduled to dock is made possible due to the in house workshops and expertise of the workforce within the yard. These include the following;

  • Mechanical Workshop
  • Shipbuilding Workshop
  • Fabrication Shop
  • Pipe Fitter’s
  • Electrical Workshop

The relationship between the yard and the City of Hamburg is also very important and the shipyard is always looking at way to reduce the environmental impact which is why the yard exclusively uses the Dockmaster and DABA. The high-pressure robotic waterjet DOCKMASTER, patented by Blohm+Voss, strips off marine fouling and paint with a 3,000 bar water-jet down to the bare steel in one sweep – environmentally friendly and economic. Wastewater is then cleansed of noxious substances in our dock water processing plant DABA


Metalships & Docks has a world-wide reputation with Owners and operators for quality, reliability and timely delivery for planned and emergency repairs to a wide range of vessel types. The high number of repeat customers reflects our high quality of workmanship and schedule adherence.

Metalships & Docks has been working in ship repair uninterruptedly for over 30 years, having completed over a thousand jobs for ship owners worldwide. The scope of the jobs range from single-cut and shave works to the most complicate conversions of all types: renewal of propulsion packages, installation of main and auxiliary engines, machinery works, repair of steam boilers, lengthening of vessels, new accommodation blocks, fish processing plants, etc

Vessels of practically all services have been at the Shipyard: Offshore vessels, reefers, container vessels, tanker, bulkers, LPG vessels, fishing vessels, special ships, ferries, yachts, etc

The works carried out cover all trades, from paint and steel works to piping, machinery, electricity, automation, carpentry, insulation’s, hydraulic, pneumatic, etc having at hand a vast supply of qualified labour as demand calls for.


  • Ship technical survey, all type ship repair and conversion
  • Hull works, carbon steel fabrication and replacement
  • Any pipes work, hot galvanization, through valve examination, adjustment
  • All kind of Hull Treatment works: cleaning, painting, grit/sand/wet-sandblasting, etc.
  • Internal tanks and holds: blasting and coating
  • Steering gear repairs
  • Propeller and propeller shafts repairs
  • Overhauling and repair of bow thrusters
  • Repair of electric/electronic, navigation equipment and automatics
  • All type of boiler repairs
  • Checking of alignment by laser
  • Overhauling and repair of main and auxiliary engines
  • Anti-corrosion protection
  • Underwater valves and sea chest repairs
  • Rudders repairs
  • Hydraulic works (on cranes, hatch covers mechanism, garage ramps etc)
  • Mechanical works
  • All kind of electricity works
  • Carpentry
  • Insulation


  • Maximum Customer Satisfaction
  • Minimum Environmental Defaults
  • Zero Accidents
  • Complying with the scheduling
  • Optimize cost/Maximize Quality
  • Constant Training/Improvement/Maximize Productivity
  • Experienced workforce
  • Fast and reliable service
  • Customer oriented mentality
  • Permanent subcontractors providing quality
  • Good planning and no overbooking
  • Priority to safety