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Based on a combined heritage of more than 300 years of experience, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems is one of the most prominent globally acting system providers in naval shipbuilding. Their business units include:

  • Submarines (Kiel, Germany)
  • Surface Vessels (Hamburg/Emden, Germany)
  • Services (Kiel/Hamburg, Germany)

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems', engineering and shipbuilding specialists develop and produce both non-nuclear submarines and naval surface vessels for all current and future missions and tasks with one common goal: to always stay one step ahead of state-of-the-art technology and provide the best value for money.

Since 1960, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems' shipyards have supplied around 160 submarines and 130 naval surface vessels to 25 navies worldwide.

A proven material package concept with shipyard consulting, technical assistance and support is the cornerstone to supplying naval surface vessels.

Proven diesel-electric submarine designs

The HDW Class 209 Submaine can be found in all of the world's oceans. With more than 60 units delivered to 14 countries, no other type of submarine 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, 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. In addition, she is ideally suited for special operations.

Air-Independent HDW fuel cell submarines

The HDW Class 212A, 214 and Dolphin AIP submarines are technologically advanced, using the most globally renowned air-independent propulsion (AIP) system for non-nuclear submarines.

Their HDW fuel cell propulsion plants allow for extremely long dives independent of external air sources, with a distinctly lower noise level compared with other diesel-electric boats and reduce the risk of discovery.

All three boat classes have set new standards in the areas of signatures, range, automation, weapons control, external communication and crew comfort and convenience.

Seven navies have decided in favour of HDW fuel cell submarines - a proven record of changing innovative ideas into permanent technology.

Recent submarine designs

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 missions. Cost-efficient life performance 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).

Frigates and corvettes

With the proven Blohm+Voss MEKO® technology, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has set the world's standard in naval surface vessel technology.

Modular ship design and construction, signature reduction and enhanced survivability are at the heart of this innovative approach, which is regarded as one of the most revolutionary concepts in naval shipbuilding.

The Blohm+Voss Class 123, 124 and 125 frigates and 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 and Blohm+Voss MEKO® A100 corvettes have outstanding range, endurance and sea-keeping qualities, and are cost-efficient to operate.

As a result, navies have a flexible and versatile fighting platform for 3D warfare, and a general purpose 'workhorse' for diversified mission profiles.

Naval auxiliary and amphibious support vessels

Naval auxiliary and support vessels are a navy's pillar in today's maritime scenarios. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems offers comprehensive solutions when it comes to providing naval ships, such as the Combat Support Ship Class 702.

A 'one-stop-shop' for supporting naval combat ships and groups on operations and deployed to remote stations abroad, Class 702 provides full Nato-standard liquid and sold replenishment at sea (RAS), as well as multi-purpose force-multiplying logistic support.

Contact Details

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH
Werftstrasse 112-114
24214 Kiel
+49 431 700 0
+49 431 700 2312

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HDW Class 214 Submarine 07 March 2016 ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems developed the HDW Class 214 submarine on the basis of the proven design principles of the HDW Class 209 family.


Blohm+Voss MEKO® A-200 Class Frigate 08 February 2016 The Blohm+Voss MEKO® A-200 Class Frigate is the latest operational product of the tough and versatile Blohm+Voss MEKO® frigate and corvette line, with 60 ships serving 11 navies worldwide.

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