Based on a combined heritage of more than 600 years of experience, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has set worldwide standards in naval design and shipbuilding, with its business units:
Today, they are more than just shipyards. Thanks to leading-edge technology, reliable products and matchless power of innovation, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems is one of the most prominent globally acting system providers in naval shipbuilding.
In their premises, engineering and shipbuilding specialists are passionate about the development and production of both, non-nuclear submarines and naval surface vessels for all current and future missions and tasks. And they have one common goal: always to stay one step ahead of state-of-the-art technology and provide the best value for money.
The track record speaks for itself: since 1960 more than160 submarines and 150 naval surface vessels have been supplied by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems' shipyards to 25 navies worldwide, with many navies placing repeat orders. A proven material package concept with shipyard consulting, technical assistance and support is one of the cornerstones of the alliance's business philosophy, particularly when it comes to supplying naval surface vessels.
The companies belonging to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems understand themselves as system and service providers to their customers who can take advantage of an impressive scope of services such as:
Whatever might be a navy's operational requirement or a naval system's technological challenge, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has the experience and know-how to provide a solution that is always on time, in budget and in continuous communication with the customer
With the proven Blohm+Voss MEKO® and Kockums VISBY technologies, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has set the world's standard in naval surface vessel technology. Modular ship design and construction as well as drastic signature reduction and enhanced survivability were at the heart of these innovative approaches which are by common consent admitted to have been the most revolutionary concepts in naval shipbuilding then.
The Blohm+Voss Class 123 and 124 frigates and now the currently built Blohm+Voss-class 125 frigate as well as the Blohm+Voss Class 130 corvette form the basis of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems' long-term partnership with the German Navy. Their outstanding performance is a hallmark in naval shipbuilding.
Combining state-of-the-art technology, innovation, and robust fighting capabilities, the renowned Blohm+Voss MEKO® A-200 frigates as well as the Blohm+Voss MEKO® A100 corvettes have outstanding range, endurance and sea keeping qualities, and are most economical to operate. As such, they provide a navy both with a flexible and versatile fighting platform for three-dimensional warfare, as well as with a general purpose "workhorse" for diversified mission profiles.
The Kockums VISBY Class corvettes can rightly be called the true "stealth ship". This is achieved by combining a hull and superstructure of carbon fibre composite with advanced stealth design, making the ship virtually invisible in all signature domains.
HDW-class 212A, 214 and Dolphin AIP have pushed the limits and achieved a quantum leap in technology by the use of the globally most renowned air-independent propulsion (AIP) system for non-nuclear submarines.
Their fuel cell propulsion plants allow for extremely long dives independent of external air sources with a distinctly lower noise level compared to other diesel-electric boats and thus reduce the risk of discovery. Besides, all three boat classes have set new standards in the areas of signatures, range, automation, weapons control, external communication as well as crew comfort and convenience. Meanwhile seven navies have decided in favour of HDW fuel cell submarines, a proven record of changing innovative ideas into permanent technology.
Due to asymmetrical threats, offshore patrol vessels continue to play an important role in modern naval fleets.
Based on our proven naval standard designs, the Blohm+Voss MEKO® OPV family is an optimum mix of commercial and military design standards, providing a very flexible and economical solution for navies and coastguards across the full spectrum of OPV missions, from high-end naval missions to low-end humanitarian operations. The Blohm+Voss MEKO® OPV is thus available in a number of configurations to best satisfy customer mission requirements.
The Kockums FLEXpatrol complements the product portfolio. It is a multi-mission patrol vessel, built in lightweight composite carbon-fibre sandwich structure and hallmarked with Genuine Holistic Stealth (GHOST®) properties.
The HDW Class 209 submarine can be found in all of the world's oceans. With more than 60 units delivered to 14 countries, no other type of submarines has been built more often during the past five decades. The most recent version of the 209 class "family", the HDW-class 209/1400mod is a compact and reliable submarine featuring most recent technology, high combat strength, extraordinary battery payload and low signatures. Her comprehensive mission profiles include not only maritime defence and conflict prevention, but also surveillance and intelligence gathering tasks. Besides, she is ideally suited for special operations.
Naval auxiliary and amphibious support vessels are a navy's pillar in today's maritime scenarios. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems offers comprehensive solutions when it comes to providing combatants' support ships such as the BERLIN-class fleet support ship, as well as the amphibious support ships such as landing platform docks (LPDs) and landing platform helicopter docks (LHD).
The HDW-class 210mod represents ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems' latest well balanced, compact design based on the ULA-Class submarine for cost-conscious navies wishing to operate littoral and deep water mis¬sions. Through life cost-efficiency is achieved with standard components and small crew numbers.
The HDW Class 216 is a fast, long mission, long endurance, two-deck submarine design featuring two pressure-tight departments, high crew comfort levels and an extremely flexible payload for weapons and mission orientated exchangeable equipment enhanced by the innovative Vertical Multi-Purpose Lock (VMPL).
The Kockums Class A26 submarine is a customised design for mainly littoral operations with ocean-going capabilities. Conventional diesel-electric propulsion machinery and the Kockums Stirling AIP system make this stealthy submarine most difficult to detect.