• Zum Zungenkai • 26725 Emden

About us

Welcome to


EMDEN DOCKYARD is a compact refit facility with an excellent and modern infrastructure and a highly skilled team of almost 130 workers and project managers with many years of experience. We cover the complete spectrum of naval, commercial, special & offshore, superyachts and cruise ships. Here we carry out refits, rebuilds, repair works and also smaller new builds. Our range of services is complemented by the fabrication of welded structures and the mechanical processing of a wide variety of machine components as contract manufacturers. Our core team is augmented by a dedicated group of subcontractors with whom we have worked together for many years. This cooperation enables us to cater for any job, anywhere and independent of its size or complexity. The focus of our activities, however, is on people, both on the side of our customer and on our staff. Their requirements are the most important thing for us. In this we are supported by an integrated health, safety, environmental and quality management system (“HSEQ Management") that we have developed.

Our Services

What We Can Offer You

Repair work

Repair – Measuring technologies – Flying Squads – Logistic support

Fully equipped workshops

Manufacturing of vessel components – Special components of ships – Offshore-wind-installations

Refit, upgrading & modification

Refit, upgrading and modification – Class renewal and related works – Non-destructive testing (NDT)

Emden Shipyard History

Founding of the yard. Nordseewerke

Takeover by Rheinstahl-Konzern.
New name: Rheinstahl Nordseewerke GmbH

Rheinstahlkonzern amalgamated with the Thyssen-Konzern.
New name: Thyssen NordseewerkeGmbH.

Renaming of the group after the merger between Thyssen-Konzern and Krupp-Hoesch-Konzern.
New name: Nordseewerke GmbH

Merger between Nordseewerke GmbH and Blohm & Voss Naval.
New name: TKMS Blohm & Voss Nordseewerke GmbH

Sale of the production facility Nordseewerke to SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG and continuation of the ship repair division under the ownership of Thyssen Krupp.
New name: Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe GmbH

Acquisition of Nordseewerke GmbH by Beaufort Capital, Hamburg and so in theory uniting all divisions of the original 1903 company once more. The management of the two companies will remain independent but they will share facilities, resources and know-how on all major projects.
New name: Nordseewerke Emden Shipyard.

Acquisition of the ship repair activities of the Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe GmbH by Seafort Advisors Hamburg.
New name: Emder Werft und Dock GmbH, household name: EMDEN DOCKYARD.

The combined forces of EMDEN DOCKYARD and Nordseewerke Emden Shipyard have once more created a flexible and powerful new player in the new-build and refit market. A new player in name only though as it is solidly based on an experienced workforce and management team with the accummulated knowlegde of more than 110 years of shipbuilding and refitting in this very same location.

BENLI GROUP from Bremerhaven is the new owner of Emden Dockyard

Now you know us. Get in touch to discuss your project!