The GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel shipyard looks back with pride on over 180 years of experience and tradition in shipbuilding. 

Paired with innovative, state-of-the-art shipbuilding, this long-term industrial presence in the naval defence sector is a solid foundation for the professional expertise and activities essential for opening up sustainable opportunities for expansion and growth. 

Our mission

GERMAN NAVAL YARDS has the know-how of more than 180 years shipbuilding tradition and a unique yard infrastructure. Specialised in the building of large and technically complex naval ships such as corvettes, frigates and OPVs our yard is an important employer in the region. With this we are significantly contributing to Germany's value creation. We are in close collaboration with German and European partners. We have been working as a reliable partner for the Federal Armed Forces regarding planning, building and maintenance of ships for decades.

The German Navy is in need of multi-purpose fighters more than ever in order to meet the growing requirements. GERMAN NAVAL YARDS has proved in the past that it is capable of delivering modern, technically high and complex Naval ships within a cost and time frame.

Discover our facilities

Discover our facilities

With an overall length of 426 m, our dry dock is one of the largest anywhere in Europe. In fact, the Berlin Reichstag would fit inside it with room to spare.

Maritime milestones

Maritime milestones

Our shipyard in Kiel has made history many times over the past 180 years. Take a look at our heritage.

Quality - from topmast to keel

Quality - from topmast to keel

Our mission statement is at the root of everything we do. Discover the secrets of our success.