thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) will partner to bid for the German Navy’s MKS 180 multi-role combat ship procurement project. A final decision in the award procedure is not expected before 2019.
“We are bringing our decades of experience and expertise in naval shipbuilding to this partnership. We will strengthen the German Naval Yards bid in particular through the know-how of our engineers in integrating on-board systems of all kinds and their experience with the intensive use concept, a key
requirement for the MKS 180 frigates,” says Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.
“Our joint bid will secure the preservation of naval surface shipbuilding as a key technology for Germany. The awarding of the contract to German Naval Yards would secure jobs not only at our company but also to a significant degree at other German suppliers,” he added.
On the basis of the cooperation agreement, if German Naval Yards Kiel were to
win the contract thyssenkrupp Marine Systems would perform a substantial share of the
required development and engineering work as a subcontractor.
The German defense procurement agency BAAINBw is expected to send the remaining bidders in the MKS 180 award procedure a precise specification for the naval vessels and request a best and final offer (BAFO).
Following this, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel will work together to submit their final offer.