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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 Marine Systems business segments we are a highly regarded partner for 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.

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.

Product overview shipbuilding

Marine Systems

Naval services

Alongside the actual products, thyssenkrupp also provides a full range of services for the entire lifecycle of naval units. From the procurement of spare parts to servicing and modernizations, we deliver everything from a single source. This includes support with setting up maintenance bases as well as specialist training programs, whether on board or in a virtual training environment.

Naval surface vessels

With a record of engineering excellence stretching back decades, thyssenkrupp designs and builds naval surface vessels for diverse operations from coastal to open-sea, tailored in every detail to meet the high demands of our customers in terms of robustness, flexibility and fittings. thyssenkrupp's portfolio includes high-performance frigates and compact corvettes as well as special open-sea patrol ships and support vessels.


thyssenkrupp submarines for coastal and open-ocean operations have been supplied to the navies of 17 countries around the world. Virtually no other company can match our experience in the design and construction of non-nuclear submarines. Our customers benefit from continuous innovations, such as air-independent fuel cell propulsion, providing greater endurance and enhanced stealth.