Reinforcing Dutch expertise

Local maintenance

Most of our production is done in collaboration with local industry partners in our customers' markets.

DMI, the Directie Materiële Instandhouding in the Navy Base in Den Helder, was chosen by the Dutch government as a maintenance location because of its experience in the sustainment of submarines. We will support this decision and ensure that maintenance of the new submarines will take place at this location, when in service.

This approach boosts the local economy through collaborative R&D and innovation, transfer of expertise, and job creation. We will be a reliable cooperation partner just like we've been several times before in surface vessel projects together with Dutch companies such as Nedinsco.

Working together with Dutch industry

In addition, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has strong relationships with several Dutch industry partners, including Van Halteren, Heinen & Hopman, Nedinsco. These companies have been our trusted partner in projects across the globe, and will have the opportunity to become part of all thyssenkrupp Marine Systems submarine programs. This will help sustain the Dutch maritime industry in the years to come. We have already signed a number of MOUs with Dutch companies that will function as suppliers in the program, if we are invited to build the Dutch submarines.

Economies of scale

In addition, participation of the Netherlands in the HDW Class 212CD program with Norway and Germany could lead to significant economies of scale. In this case, Dutch industrial participation could involve more than 10 submarines in the coming decade, leading to significant volumes. Furthermore, the non-recurring cost for the design process, that sometimes approaches the budget volume of a single submarine, could be shared between the three or even more project partners.


Company headquarters

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH
Werftstrasse 112-114
24143 Kiel, Germany
PO Box 6309
24124 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49 431 700 0
Fax: +49 431 700 2312


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