For many decades, shipbuilding was one of the main pillars of industry in Bremerhaven. Nowadays, the yards in Bremerhaven concentrate on ship repairs, extensions and conversions. As an alliance, the companies Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG, MWB Marine Services GmbH, BREDO Dry Docks offer a unique infrastructure of floating and dry docks.
The maritime network in Bremerhaven includes a large number of highly productive firms specialized in the fields of engineering, plant and mechanical engineering as well as surface treatment, interior furnishing and metalwork – not to mention the engineering and design offices.
A new market of the future for many enterprises engaged in the maritime technologies lies in the development of the offshore wind energy industry. However, there is also an emerging market in ocean engineering, which is a special focus for the new maritime sciences and young technology-oriented companies in Bremerhaven. With a broadly based offering of consulting and support services, together with targeted innovation incentives, BIS is stimulating the development of new products and services for this growth market.