Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven appoints new Managing Director

The shareholders of the shipyard, Rönner Group, and Gustav Zech Stiftung have appointed Friedrich Norden as the Managing Director of Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven. Friedrich Norden, Managing Director of Lloyd Werft BremerhavenPhoto: Lloyd WerftFriedrich Norden will start his new role effective December 1, 2022 and will act as Managing Director for the German shipyard together with Thorsten Rönner.

“I am looking forward to the challenges and projects ahead for me with Lloyd Werft and would like to thank the shareholders for their trust,” commented Friedrich Norden.

Friedrich was previously the project manager at Lloyd Werft and has spent his entire career with the shipyard. As a result of this, he has participated in the highs and lows of the company from the very beginning. Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven shipyardPhoto: Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven“In spite of the current difficult conditions, I am certain that we will be able to return Lloyd Werft to its old glory. In order to reach this target, we have started again with drydock and repair work for all kinds of vessels,” added Friedrich Norden.

Friedrich initially trained as an industrial mechanic at Lloyd Werft from 1989 to 1991, followed by a two-year course of studies in mechanical engineering. In 2002, he returned to Lloyd Werft, where he started out as an estimator in the project department and became Project Manager for large new-build and conversions from 2006 onwards. 

Since then, he has managed many conversions of cruise ships. In April 2012, he became Head of Purchasing for the shipyard. He also held power of attorney since 2013. During that time, he was acting Project Manager for the large offshore new-build “Ceona Amazon”.Project Solaris at Lloyd Werft, BremerhavenPhoto: Christian EckardtAt the end of 2014, Norden was head of the project department, and also the project manager for the world-renowned and award-winning new-build yacht project Solaris. Solaris yacht by Lloyd Werft in Golfe-JuanPhoto: Tom van OossanenFriedrich Norden will continue a long-standing family tradition, as his grandfather Friedrich “Fiedel” Norden was the shipyard’s Managing Director during the NDL shipyard operation for several years until his retirement in 1976. His son Friedrich was also Project Manager at Lloyd Werft until his sudden death in 1994. Friedrich will now continue his family’s tradition as the 3rd generation in becoming Managing Director of Lloyd Werft.

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