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Germany's tkMS buys MV's Wismar shipyard Werften

In 2024, the production of submarines could be started

Found a buyer another piece of the company German navalmeccanica MV Werften, which at the beginning of the year had filed for bankruptcy following the financial crisis of the parent company Genting Hong Kong which was then placed in liquidation ( of 11 January 2022). This is the German thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS), which announced the acquisition of the shipyard by Wismar of MV Werften.

TkMS has announced the possibility that starting from 2024 the Wismar shipyard can start producing submarines, in consideration of investments announced by the federal government for the rearmament of Germany which will involve the issuance of orders also for the construction of submarines. The company has specified that its commitment to the Wismar plant and the its workers will depend on the size of the orders. A higher number of orders - tkMS stated in no uncertain terms - it will mean more jobs. In particularly, the company believes that if in the course of 2024 the production in Wismar should it grow, tkMS could hire about 800 people, a number that could rise to over 1,500 workers in the event that the company should also receive orders for the construction of surface military ships. These workers will be hired by tkMS among those registered in the company of professional relocation established for former employees of the MV Werften. At the end of 2021 MV Werften employed about two thousand people.

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