The procurement organizations of Germany and Norway have signed a contract with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) for the construction of six Type 212CD (common design) class submarines.
This deal comprises a total of six identical submarines — two for Germany and four for Norway. It was reached thanks to a close collaboration between Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and the Norwegian Defense Material Agency (NDMA) and represents an important milestone in the strategic partnership between Germany and Norway.
The total cost of the project is estimated at EUR 5.5 billion.
“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 utilization for our company,” Rolf Wirtz, TKMS CEO, said.