MTG Marinetechnik Independent Naval Warship Design Agency

MTG Marinetechnik GmbH is an independent naval consultant with more than 50 years of experience.

The engineering company’s core business includes conclusive overall ship design concepts and every aspect that supports the procurement process such as requirement management, cost analysis, personnel / crew models, simulations and survivability studies.

MTG specifies requirements and designs naval ships for several navies and governments with a focus on the early process phase.

Ship design ideas and technical solutions for the naval industry

Each project begins with the engineers at MTG analysing the capability gap or requirement in terms of its technical feasibility. Based on this, they then compile functional requirements together with the client, which provides a basis for design ideas and technical solutions. Finally, the individual requirements are used to draft a consistent and viable general concept.

Engineering and feasibility studies for marine applications

The German think-tank puts the pieces of the puzzle together, including:

  • Conclusive overall concepts
  • Propulsion models
  • Electrical drafts
  • Personnel / crew
  • Signatures
  • Ergonomics
  • Technical risk appraisals
  • Cost estimation (LCC)
  • Mission systems
  • Ship operation facilities
  • 2D side and plan views
  • Acoustic evaluation and calculation
  • Technical documentation

Procurement phase and lifetime support for vessel-building projects

The project management team involves the customer during the entire process. While evaluating requirements with the client, MTG defines the capabilities a vessel must have.

The engineers then prepare and present preliminary and final results and discuss these with the client.

The experts provide recommendations based on results for further decision-making and future steps. This includes all necessary data, evaluations and comparisons so the client is able to select the best solution for their needs.

MTG offers support during the procurement phase and throughout the lifetime of the vessel for mid-term conversion.

About MTG

The original concept behind MTG Marinetechnik was born in 1966 from the German Federal Ministry of Defence desire to bring together strategic knowledge on the overall concept of naval ships in one place away from production sites.

The aim was to create a centre for maritime concerns to identify and develop optimal solutions without the economic pressure of production utilisation levels.

From the very start, the company was established as an independent and self-sufficient consulting firm. For this reason, MTG Marinetechnik soon carried out tasks not only for the German Navy but also for other navies and industrial companies.

Today, more than 50 experts in the fields of naval architecture, marine engineering, electrical engineering, weaponry, telecommunications engineering and computer science work together on projects on an interdisciplinary basis.

MTG is an independent business that offers impartial consulting services to provide an optimal approach for every client.

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MTG Marinetechnik Set to Attend and Exhibit at Six Trade Shows

MTG Marinetechnik has announced it will attend three trade shows and exhibit at three other trade events between May and June.

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Fleet Cost Estimation Tool

On behalf of the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), MTG is currently developing a tool, which allows the comparison of life cycle fleet costs.

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Press Release

2 April 2020

MTG Marinetechnik has announced it will attend three trade shows and exhibit at three other trade events between May and June.

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11 February 2019

Just in time for his tenth anniversary of employment, Daniel Puppe joins the management and becomes an authorised representative of MTG Marinetechnik GmbH.

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5 February 2019

Procurement of naval vessels appears challenging and complex.

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2 February 2018

Five years ago, Guido Gerdemann became the MTG Marinetechnik GmbH managing director after working in several roles for ten years.

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21 September 2017

While still performing at VII Seminario de Ingenieria Naval in Bogota, Colombia, South America, MTG Marinetechnik GmbH is already preparing for the DWT Marine Workshop in Germany.

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25 April 2017

German engineers give speech on early procurement process in Singapore.

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28 February 2017

MTG Marinetechnik GmbH defines as its core business not only conclusive overall concepts but also every aspect that supports the early procurement process: requirements management, cost analysis, personnel / crew models, simulations, as well as survivability studies.

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1 May 2015

MTG Marinetechnik has recently signed a contract with the Finnish company Surma Ltda for the supply of the SURMA survivability simulation software.

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2 May 2013

MTG Marinetechnik supports clients such as the MoD, Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement, and the German Navy with the planning and preparation of new naval procurement programmes.

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11 April 2013

MTG Marinetechnik, an independent naval design center from Germany, recently attended the Third International Ship Design and Naval Engineering Congress, held in Cartagena, Colombia.

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7 February 2013

In a recent changeover ceremony held in the famous Hamburg warehouse district Speicherstadt, Guido Gerdemann has been assigned as the new managing director of MTG Marinetechnik.

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28 June 2012

MTG Marinetechnik GmbH, a Hamburg-based German company, is well-known worldwide as the leading expert for independent warship design, engineering support and cost risk estimation for the naval procurement processes.

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MTG Marinetechnik GmbH

Wandsbeker Koenigstrasse 62




Lutz Rainer Mertschat (Head of Marketing and Sales) Nina-Viola Koenigsmark (Marketing and PR) +49 40 65803 0 +49 40 65803 268 0049 40 65803 305 +49 40 65803 392 (Mobile) +49 171 2926641

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