MKS 180: Cooperation between thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems und German Naval Yards Kiel have entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement for the further bidding process in the MKS 180

8th Aug 2018



MKS 180: Cooperation between thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards


thyssenkrupp Marine Systems und German Naval Yards Kiel have entered into an exclusive
cooperation agreement for the further bidding process in the MKS 180 multi-role combat
ship procurement project for the German Navy.


Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “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. 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.”


German Naval Yards Kiel is participating in the MKS 180 award procedure as a general
contractor. 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.


In a next step it is expected that the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw will
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). On this basis thyssenkrupp Marine
Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel will work together to submit a convincing best and
final offer. A final decision in the award procedure is not expected before 2019.


 

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