“We have continued working without any interruption during the last weeks,” says Dirk Harms,  Managing Director of Bredo Dry Docks GmbH.

He told DryDock that the company is maintaining worker/client safety by using “smaller worker teams, separation of working spaces, additional measures for hygienic (personal and cleaning of working spaces) and checking each ‘visitor’ (supplier, crew, etc.) concerning any risk by questionnaire. We also have a daily exchange of information and updates with the local health department, and are setting up a task force as ‘first point of contact’ for questions and for any possible ‘suspect case’ (but there has been no suspect cases yet).

“We have no limitation on capacity at our three sites (Bremerhaven-Dockstr, Bremerhaven-Kaiserhafen, Cuxhaven), equipped with 290 staff, eight floating docks up to panamax size 210m x 35m. (old) ”

“Approximately three projects have been cancelled due to the laying up of vessels and postponing of drydockings,” explains Harms. “Although, we have received approximately five orders on short notice, due to vessels being released from charterers earlier than anticipated.”

He concluded by saying; “Bredo Dry Docks continues being busy in the regular docking business with several scrubber retrofits.” (see picture).