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Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is to take over the shipyard location of MV Werften in Wismar. The employees were informed about this development by the insolvency administrator Dr Christoph Morgen in the presence of the Minister of Economics of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Reinhard Meyer, TKMS CEO Oliver Burkhard and the IG Metall union’s District Manager Daniel Friedrich. With this move, one of the most traditional shipbuilding locations in Germany once again has a long-term perspective, TKMS writes in a press release. According to the company, TKMS could produce submarines in Wismar from 2024.
The main impetus for this is an order for more submarines from the German Government and the resulting investments in an upgrade of the shipyard facilities. The extent of such a commitment by TKMS depends on the scope of the programme, the company writes. More orders generate more jobs. If production ramps up in the course of 2024, some 800 new employees could be hired by TKMS. Moreover, if additional orders are received in the surface sector, this number could even increase to over 1,500 employees at the Wismar site, TKMS emphasises.