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Products and solutions, 2003-11-14, 01:00 AM

Excellent docks utilisation in November at Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH

Blohm + Voss Repair continues to report good capacity utilisation of the docks. Blohm + Voss Repair only recently completed work on the liquid gas tanker MATTHEW, which was repaired, modernised and converted in 61 days. The mega yacht LADY MOURA, which was built at Blohm + Voss in 1990, has also been docked there since September for the third time for maintenance and preservation work.

More ships are expected in the docks at Blohm + Voss Repair from mid-November, beginning on 16th November with the Red Band AS passenger liner BLACK WATCH. It will remain in Dock 11 until 22nd November for steel work to the hull plating, pipe work, repairs to the bow thrusters as well as the overhaul of the ventilators in the upper machinery casing. The propeller blades and the clutch between main engine and thrust bearing will be replaced. The Dockmaster will also be used for preservation work.

The SAGA ROSE will be coming into Dock Elbe 17 to Blohm + Voss Repair from 21st November to 1st December 2003 for the 3rd time for the annual passenger ship refit. In addition to preservation work, lifeboats, propellers and flooding valves will be checked and the entire hotel area redecorated. The SAGA ROSE will bring its entire 300-man crew to Hamburg. Owing to the proximity of the Blohm + Voss Repair-Docks to the city, the crew can be accommodated in neighbouring hotels and can continue to pursue its tasks on board without having to travel long distances to the ship.

Unicom`s MAXIM GORKY is expected for the seventh time on 25th November 2003. The liner will receive its annual refit in Dock 11 until 19th December 2003.

As a "new guest" the container ship CAP VINCENT is expected to dock at Blohm + Voss Repair on 25th November 2003. In addition work will be done on the steering gear (replacement of a hydraulic cylinder) and on the propeller, and bad-weather damage will be repaired.

Blohm + Voss Repair will be presenting itself at the SHIP REPAIR AND CONVERSION trade fair in London on 26/27.11.2003 in the Grand Hall, Stand no. E 9.

Contact:
Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH
Public Relations Department
Andrea Wessel
Tel.: +49 40 3119-1320
Fax: +49 40 3119-3329
Email: Andrea.Wessel@tkt-blohm.thyssenkrupp.com

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