TKMS to build six Type 212CD submarines for Germany and Norway

The order involves the delivery of two submarines to Germany and four boats to Norway.
TKMS to build six Type 212CD submarines for Germany and Norway
Germany and Norway’s industrial cooperation is the foundation for the 212CD project. Credit: Kongsberg.


Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has been commissioned to construct six new Type 212 Common Design (CD) submarines for the Norwegian and German Navies.

Valued around €5.5bn, the contracts involve the delivery of two 212CD submarines to Germany and the remaining four to Norway.

TKMS CEO Rolf Wirtz said: “The 212CD order is a major milestone.

“The Norwegian and German navies are getting the most modern submarines in the world, international and industrial teamwork will permanently shape cooperation in the maritime sector, and we have created capacity utilisation for our company.”

TKMS will start work on building the first vessel in 2023. Norway is expected to take delivery of the first of its four submarines in 2029.

Germany will receive its two vessels in 2032 and 2034.

The 73m-long 212CD submarine will have a beam of 10m and a 2,500m³ surface displacement.

TKMS has already started preparatory works for the order with the construction of a new shipbuilding hall its shipyard site.