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Shipbuilding – engineering expertise “Made in Germany”

Over 80 percent of world trade is handled by ship, and the trend is rising. At the same time demands on modern ships are also increasing, in terms of equipment, efficiency, and size.

We at thyssenkrupp can look back on more than three hundred years of experience and expertise in the shipbuilding industry. With our Industrial Solutions, Materials Services, Elevator Technology, and Components Technology business areas we are a highly regarded partner for civil and naval shipbuilding.

Air-independent propulsion systems allow our conventional submarines to stay underwater for longer. Our fuel cell propulsion system is also suitable for retrofitting. We have supplied submarines for coastal and deep sea duty to the navies of 17 countries worldwide.

We at thyssenkrupp are also a proven partner when it comes to civil shipping: Our capabilities include logistics services, the supply of materials and parts, and a comprehensive service for elevators on board ships.

At thyssenkrupp, customers get everything from a single source – from basic research and development to design, manufacture, outfitting, testing, in-service support and maintenance.

Frigate MEKO A-200 ISANDLWANA off the coast of Simon's Town, South Africa
The frigate MEKO® A-200 is a perfect example of innovative propulsion, stealth and survivability design.