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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems at PACIFIC 2013


ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Germany's leading full service naval shipbuilding systems and solutions provider, will be participating at PACIFIC 2013 International Maritime Exposition taking place in Sydney, Australia, from October 7th to October 9th 2013. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will be presenting its innovative portfolio of submarines and surface ships to navies from around the world at Booth No. 5G2.

For ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Australia and the Pacific are strategic markets, including several countries which have operated the company's boats and vessels successfully for many years. The naval surface vessels, submarines and specialised maritime defence equipment designed and built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems are widely acknowledged for their technological excellence, superior reliability and sustained serviceability.

Today, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems is a powerful, highly specialised global player as design authority, prime contractor, and systems integrator for the most complex naval systems. The newly established ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH operates through four business units, namely

HDW as the submarine centre of excellenceBlohm + Voss Naval as the surface vessel centre of excellenceServices, providing after sales support across the entire product spectrumThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly Kockums) as the Swedish submarines and surface vessel specialist

This new structure creates an even stronger naval systems solutions provider, ensuring cost effective, cutting edge systems for navies around the world. The combined financial, intellectual and physical capacity of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems companies provide Navies with the ongoing assurance that our submarines, surface ships, and maritime systems will continue to benefit from long term development and support.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems employs around 3.800 people in Germany and Sweden, with its head office in Hamburg, Germany. The CEO of the new ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH is Andreas Burmester, an experienced leader in the naval ship building business.

Through its component business units ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems is able to look back on a long and proud shipbuilding tradition spanning hundreds of years while at the same time securing the technologies and skills required for the future. As one of the world's leading submarine design and systems suppliers, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has gained massive experience supporting almost 25 countries and their navies. The company's ability to build highly capable submarines in both its home shipyards and in its customers' local facilities when required has contributed significantly to the ongoing success of these high tech naval vessels.

Australian Marine Technologies (AMT), situated in Melbourne, is also part of TKMS. Originally formed as Blohm + Voss Australia over 25 years ago, the company has maintained a close relationship with

the German naval industry since day one. The purchase and integration of AMT into ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Australia is a natural transition for this highly regarded local naval engineering company, securing a strong indigenous base for ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems sustainable participation in future Australian naval engineering programs.

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems at PACIFIC 2013



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