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thyssenkrupp Marine Systems

Naval Ship and Systems Engineering Solutions

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.

Werftstrasse 112-114,
24214 Kiel Schleswig-Holstein,

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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 operating units include:

  • Operating unit submarines
  • Operating unit surface vessels
  • Operating unit services
  • Operating unit naval electronics (ATLAS ELEKTRONIK)

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.

The track record speaks for itself: Since 1960, nearly 280 submarines and naval surface vessels (including designs) have been supplied by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ shipyards to 27 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 company’s business philosophy, particularly when it comes to supplying naval surface vessels.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is a system and service provider to its customers who can take advantage of an impressive scope of services such as:

  • Prime contractorship / program management for the delivery of turn-key naval systems.
  • Local production in the customer’s country.
  • Integrated logistic support (ILS) and in-service support (ISS), as well as after sales service.

Regardless of what a navy’s operational requirement or a naval system’s technological challenge may be, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has got the experience and knowledge to provide a solution always in time, in budget and in continuous dialogue with the customer.

Proven diesel-electric submarine designs

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 submarine has been built more often during the past five decades.

The most recent version of the 209 Class ‘family’, the HDW Class 209 / 1,400mod 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.

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

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.

HDW Class 214 Submarine

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

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.

Tamandare-Class Frigates, Brazil

Tamandare-class frigates are being built by Aguas Azuis, a consortium formed by Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, for the Brazilian Navy.

Fuel Cell Submarine Naming Ceremony at the HDW

Dr Sigrid Hubert-Reichling christened one of the most modern non-nuclear submarines in the world today at the shipyard of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, under the name of U 35.

Laying Down of First 125-Class Frigate at Blohm + Voss

Attended by numerous guests and representatives from Politics, Navy and Industry, as well as the Blohm + Voss workforce, the laying-down ceremony for the 125-class (F125) frigate took place at building dock 12 at the Hamburg shipyard.

Production Starts for the First 125 Class Frigate for the Germany Navy

Senior political, defence, and industry representatives marked the start of production for the first 125 Class Frigate (F125) for the German Navy at a ceremony at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg on May 9th. They attended as guests of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG and Friedrich Lürssen Werft, the members

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thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

Werftstrasse 112-114

24214 Kiel