Harren Joins Forces with MPP Ship Designer

Harren Targeting ‘New Generation of Carbon-Neutral Heavy-Lift Carriers’

Bremen-based shipping and logistics group Harren & Partner has acquired a major stake in ship designer [email protected]

The Hamburg-based company would bring know-how and experience in the area of building heavy-lift vessels and deck carriers, Harren said. [email protected]’s 14 engineers would continue to provide services for Harren and their external clients from its offices in Hamburg.

“In the next few years, we will successively expedite the development and addition of the fleet towards a new generation of carbon-neutral heavy lift carriers,” said CEO Martin Harren.

Harren, parent company of SAL Heavy Lift, SAL Engineering, Intermarine, Combi Lift, Harren Tankers and Harren Bulkers, operates a fleet of more than 80 heavy-lift carriers, bulkers, tankers, dock ships, container feeders, tugs, barges and offshore vessels.

Jakob Christiansen, the group’s Head of Research and Development, Retrofit and Newbuilding, has been appointed managing director at [email protected]

“SAL Engineering has already 40 engineers working on maritime engineering solutions for our fleet – with some potential to grow in the area of ship design. We are now closing this gap,” Christiansen said.

[email protected]’s current managing director Hendrik Gröne will work alongside Christiansen.

“I am sure that with our expertise in this area, we can further advance both our engineering capabilities and the flexibility of the group,” Gröne said.

“It is a perfect fit for us because the Harren & Partner Group – with its affiliated companies – secures our team’s basic capacity utilisation for the next few years.”

PHOTO: Jakob Christiansen and Hendrik Gröne. CREDIT: Harren