Shipbuilder Rolls Out Portable Workshop in Lübeck

Photo: ERR
10/1/2013 4:06 PM
Category: Economy

The Estonian-based shipbuilding company LTH Baas has opened a one-of-a-kind portable engine repair workshop in Lübeck, Germany.

The 200-square-meter unit was built out of five shipping containers at a cost of 350,000 euros, ETV reported. With accommodation rooms included, it takes six to 12 hours to set up. All it requires from the setup location is water and power. The workshop is being operated by LTH Baas employees.

"We came up with this workshop for ourselves. We built it and installed it so that our Estonian specialists could provide services to every ship that comes to this port," said the company's repairs director, Valentin Bratkov.

The company's chief executive, Aleksandr Maljugin, said: "I believe that in two years we will break even with this investment and it will begin yielding a profit. Many ports definitely want to have this kind of workshop because it promotes development of the port. Ships prefer to enter ports where ship owners can receive the fastest repair service possible."


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