Cooperation between ABEKING & RASMUSSEN and FASSMER

On December 14, the keel was laid for the first joint project of ABEKING & RASMUSSEN and FASSMER, a 105 m hydrographic vessel. Following the recent successful delivery of two minehunting vessels to the Indonesian Navy, A&R was also commissioned to build the new hydrographic vessel in December last year.

As the ship concept is based on a proven design by FASSMER, the project was handled jointly from the beginning. While A&R, as general contractor, is responsible for the customer’s requirements in terms of delivery, local value creation and transfer of technology, FASSMER is responsible for the design and construction of the vessel. The new build will carry out various research activities in the world’s largest archipelago state. It is also suitable for strengthening SAR capabilities in Indonesian and international waters. The customer is the Indonesian Institute of Hydrography “Bantu Hidro-Oseanografi” (BHO). The ship is operated by the Indonesian Navy. Delivery is scheduled for December 2025.

The good cooperation between the two family-owned shipyards is the basis for continuing to jointly offer selected projects for the German and international markets



ABEKING & RASMUSSEN, based in Lemwerder, Germany, has been known for quality and innovative ship concepts since its foundation in 1907. A&R has delivered more than 6500 ships in its more than 115-year history as a traditional family business. The modern and compact shipyard, with sheds up to 125 metres in length, is renowned on the world market for the realisation of tailor-made mega yachts, special commercial and naval vessels. ABEKING & RASMUSSEN has a high level of technical expertise and decades of experience, particularly in the field of minehunting vessels.



Founded in 1850 and headquartered in Berne, FASSMER is a leading manufacturer of technologically sophisticated special ships. Now in its fifth generation, the group is managed by the brothers Holger and Harald Fassmer. In the Fassmer Maritime division, FASSMER is not only a world leader in special shipbuilding with research vessels, workboats, offshore patrol boats, ferries and research yachts, but also in the construction of lifeboats and tenders. The Fassmer Group, with its Maritime and Composite divisions, has production facilities and service stations in Germany, Poland, China, Taiwan and the USA, and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.

Date 19. December 2023
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