thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, one of the leading global system suppliers of submarines and naval vessels, is presenting a wide range of submarines, naval vessels, components and services, at Euronaval 2016, at a 120sqm booth located in Hall 2 (booth F52/G55).
Among the exhibits are HDW Class 212A and HDW Class 214 submarines, Blohm+Voss Class 130, and MEKO corvettes, as well as Blohm+Voss Class MEKO A-200 and Class 125 frigates. Also on display is the IDAS missile system, an innovative lightweight fiber-optic guided missile which can be fired from submerged submarines, and a 3D model of an HDW fuel cell system with reformer. In addition, visitors are able to visualise the submarines and naval vessels with the help of an interactive holographic projector.
The newest HDW Class 212A submarine delivered by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the U36, was taken into service by the German Navy on 10 October 2016. With a total of six HDW Class 212A boats, the German Navy’s 1st submarine squadron is now complete.
Under the F125 frigate programme for the German Navy, sea trials of “Baden-Württemberg”, the first of overall four units, is proceeding to schedule. The frigate is due to be handed over to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and InService Support (BAAINBw) in mid-2017. Work is under way on a number of further submarine and surface vessel orders for navies around the world.
In addition thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is currently pursuing several submarine procurement projects. In the surface vessel sector, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is teaming up again with the shipbuilding company Fr. Lürssen Werft, its partner from the F125 programme, to bid for the new “MKS 180” multi-role combat ship for the German Navy.
“In parallel with implementing our existing orders and winning new ones, we are further developing our organisation so that we can respond even more quickly and flexibly to the needs of our customers,” Dr. Peter Feldhaus, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, informed MT at Euronaval. “For example we are increasingly integrating our production and project management operations, digitising our processes and interfaces, continuing our investment in our shipyard infrastructure in Kiel, and further expanding our service and maintenance offering. Our priority is to deliver marine systems with maximum availability over the entire lifecycle for our customers.”