German shipbuilding giant Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has officially received an order for the construction of six 70-meter 212 CD series submarines with a displacement of 2,500 cubic meters. Norwegian and German purchasing organizations signed today the relevant contracts.
The order includes the delivery of two submarines to the German Navy and four to the Norwegian Navy. The order volume is approximately 5.5 billion euros. According to Thyssenkrupp, this is the largest order in 180 years since the company was founded.
Due to the pandemic, the ceremony was held on a small scale and virtually. Clients were connected via videoconference in Kiel.
Construction of the first submarine will begin in 2023. Delivery of the first submarine for the Norwegian Navy is expected in 2029, delivery of two submarines for the German Navy is scheduled for 2032 and 2034.
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the leading shipbuilding companies in the world with about 6,000 employees and is active as a supplier of systems for subsea and surface shipbuilding, as well as marine electronics and safety engineering.