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Shipbuilding in Oldenburg since more than 150 years

1850

Foundation of the “Brand shipyard” in Edewecht

1853

Relocation to former shipyard „Balleer“ in Oldenburg.

1855

Relocation to „Stauwiesen“ in Oldenburg

Until 1914 ships were built with a length of up to 30 m and a deadweight of 340 t.

 

 

 

1914

Conversion of the shipyard from wooden to iron shipbuilding.

1917

Relocation of the yard to the site at the „Werftweg“ – today’s headquarters of the company.

1921 - 1924

Construction of four 2-mast gaff schooners.

Until 1941 ships were built with a length up to 50 m and a deadweight of 750 t.

 

 

 

 

1938 - 1941

Construction of sea-going cargo ships.

1949

Delivery of the first sea-going cargo ship after World War II for the shipping company „Reederei D. G. Neptun“.

1950

Shipyard 1950

1952

Heinz Brand & Heinrich Christian Brand

1955

„Admiral Bastian“

1958

Shipyard 1958

1961

Construction of the first fully welded ship without any rivets.
602 m³ LPG-Tanker „Karin Tholstrup“.

1966

MS „Osternburg“ set up for the carriage of containers.

Ships up to 82 m in length and 3,300 t deadweight have been built until 1969.

 

 

 

1969

MS „Tegelersand“, our yard’s first vessel built with bulbous bow.

1971

Start of the construction of a series of 7 liquid gas carriers for LPG, LEG and LNG.

1975

MT “Chemtrans Arcturus“
MT “Anna Broere“

Implementation of fresh water cooling systems for machinery systems with plate coolers.
First vessel with elastically mounted deckhouse.

1976

Implementation of the „optimal bridge design“ on newbuildings with MS „Bernhard Schulte“.

1977

Shipyard 1977

1982

Delivery of the cargo ship „Thea S“ with an asymmetrical aft ship.

1984

Construction of the supply vessel „Icebird“ for polar waters.

1989 - 1992

Start of the construction of a series of 5 liquid gas carriers for LPG and LEG with a cargo carrying capacity of 8,200 m³.

1995 - 1997

Construction of 4 multi-purpose cargo ships for Chinese Owners.

1997

Shipyard 1997 at closing of business.

1997

Founding of Ingenierbüro Hartwig Brand

Until 1997 ships were built with a length of up to 133 m and deadweight of 11,000 t.

 

 

 

 

 

1997 founding of Ingenieurbüro Hartwig Brand

 

 

 

 

1998 founding of HB Hunte Engineering GmbH
1998

Today’s headquarters

2004 - 2011

4 LPG/LEG carriers with a cargo carrying capacity of 8,600 m³ built on Romanian shipyards.

Yard: Severnav SA, Turnu Severin, Romania
2004 GasChem Baltic
2009 GasChem Atlantic
2010 GasChem Arctic
2011 GasChem Caribic

2007 - 2011

6 LPG/LEG carriers with a cargo carrying capacity of 6,500 m³ built on Romanian and Turkish shipyards.

Yard: Severnav SA, Turnu Severin, Romania
2007 GasChem Shinano
2007 GasChem Mosel
2007 GasChem Leda
2008 GasChem Rhone
2011 GasChem Werra

Yard: Altintas Shipyard, Turkey
2010 GasChem Warnow

2008 - 2010

4 heavy-lift dockvessels with Ro-Ro facilities built on a German shipyard.

Yard: Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany
2008 Combi Dock I
2008 Combi Dock II
2009 Combi Dock III
2010 Combi Dock IV

2012 - 2013

6 LPG carriers with a cargo carrying capacity of 5,000 m³ built on a Chinese shipyard.

Yard: Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China
2012 JS Caesar
2012 JS Chukar
2012 JS Alular
2012 JS Jaguar
2013 JS Cougar
2013 JS Lekvar

2008

Conversion of a pontoon to a cable-laying vessel.

Yard: BVT – Brenn- und Verformtechnik Bremen GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany

2010 - 2011

Complete construction of the sailing vessel „Alexander von Humboldt II“ in close cooperation with Marigraph GmbH.

Yard: BVT – Brenn- und Verformtechnik Bremen GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany

2016 - 2019

3 LPG/LEG carriers with a cargo carrying capacity of 36,000 m³ built on Chinese shipyards.
Dual-fuel main engines burning ethane or methane.
First vessels built with tri-lobe tanks
First gas tanker with accommodation located in the front and the „HB Hunte Svelte Bow“design.

Yard: Dayang Shipbuilding Co. LTD, Yangzhou, China
2016 GasChem Beluga
2017 GasChem Orca
2019 GasChem Narwal

2017

1 LNG carrier with a cargo carrying capacity of 18,000 m³ in cooperation with Neptun Ship Design GmbH.

Yard: Neptun Werft GmbH & Co. KG, Rostock, Germany

2017

30 m lengthening of the „Peter Pan“

Yard: German Dry Docks AG, Bremerhaven, Germany

2019

2 LPG/LEG carriers with a cargo carrying capacity of 85,000 m³.
Dual fuel main engine burning HFO, MGO, ethane and methane.

Yard: Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company, Dalian, China
2019 JS Ineos Marlin
2019 t.b.n.

2019

Conversion planning and engineering for the use of LNG or LBG as ship’s fuel on 6 Hurtigruten passenger vessels.