Reinforcing expertise in the Netherlands

Den Helder

The Dutch expertise center in the field of maintenance of underwater crafts is in the navy base in Den Helder. By establishing indispensable technical and industrial expertise in the field of submarine maintenance here, it strengthens the existing knowledge.

Triple Helix & thyssenkrupp Marine Systems - CSSI

The merger of the Dutch Triple Helix and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will result in a Centre for Submarine Maintenance and Innovation (CSSI) at the navy base in Den Helder. The CSSI will also combine the operational and technical expertise of both navies. This offers more opportunities for naval shipbuilding.

The CSSI would support regional development and result in extra employment in North Holland. The creation of approximately 500 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs is expected to be created for the length of about 30 years. We are prepared to invest in this center, for a considerable number of similar submarines. In this way, we can create economies of scale and ensure long-term maintenance and innovation with a dedicated workforce.

Sharing knowledge

In addition to investing in the CSSI, we are also prepared to share our key technologies with Dutch partners. For example, we will exclusively share and transfer our Submarine Key Technology. By also involving knowledge institutes such as TNO, Marin and NLR, our goal is to explore all possible synergies with the Dutch Triple Helix and its submarine knowledge. The local shipyards will also be involved in sharing the knowledge.

How would it work?

With the support of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the new submarines could not only be built entirely in the Netherlands but could also be equipped in the Netherlands/Den Helder. The construction in Den Helder is a perfect preparation for the future maintenance of the same submarines during their entire lifespan. It is a good public-private partnership that offers opportunities for technology transfer.


Company headquarters

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

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