On August 3rd, 2018, GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) signed an agreement with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Marine Systems as subcontractor of GNYK, will contribute to the development and construction of the multi-purpose combat vessel MKS 180. GNYK is the only remaining German main contractor in the EU-wide tender of the German Navy. Incorporating thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ teams into the MKS program will further increase the German share in the MKS proposal.

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On Saturday, 19th of May 2018, NOBISKRUG‘s newbuild Sailing Yacht A was awarded during the renowned World Superyacht Awards Gala in Florence, Italy. 

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NOBISKRUG is delighted to announce the signing of the new 62-meter superyacht project. For the second time in a row, Imperial acted as Broker for the sale and will continue as Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor throughout the build.

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NOBISKRUG proudly announces the signing of the new 77-meter superyacht project. Imperial acted as Broker for the sale
and will continue as Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor throughout the build.

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High-class visit: On Thursday, February 15th 2018 GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) welcomed Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein Daniel Günther.

In the course of an approximately two hours tour the Minister President gained an insight into the versatile work of the shipyard in Kiel. Accompanied by Managing Director Holger Kahl and Director Naval Sales, Dr Jörg Brechtefeld, Daniel Günther was able to obtain an impression of the diverse production processes of highly complex new ship constructions. Trainees of the shipyard introduced the most important production stages to the Minister President.

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The experienced shipyard manager Jörg Herwig joins the general management of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel GmbH, Kiel. This was announced by the Privinvest Group, to which the Schleswig-Holstein-based shipbuilding company belongs, on February 2nd. Besides Holger Kahl, Herwig will be responsible in particular for the naval business at GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel. He will assume his position on April 16th, 2018.

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German shipyard group GERMAN NAVAL YARDS celebrates official graduation ceremony and takeover of their apprentices

Festive event: On Thursday, the 1st of February 2018, the German shipyard group GERMAN NAVAL YARDS honored the successful completion of training of their eight apprentices employed at its facilities NOBISKRUG, GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel and its common administration GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Services. All of them are taken over into an employment relationship.

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CEO Susanne Wiegand to depart GERMAN NAVAL YARDS – Holger Kahl continues business operations

 

After ten successful years, Susanne Wiegand will step down from the management of the German Naval Yards shipyard group on December 31st, 2017 to take on new professional challenges outside the company.

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Ready for operation: The steel construction department of the Rendsburg NOBISKRUG shipyard finishes the maintenance works of both lifting barges DP2610 and DP2611 belonging to WSA Brunsbüttel (Waterways and Shipping Authority) and thus delivers the two 300-ton heavy weights in time.

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During his tour of the Schleswig-Holstein’s shipyards, Dr. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economic Affairs, visited  NOBISKRUG in Rendsburg. Beside the information about the general order situation he also received details about the promotion and support of young people on the shipyard. Latter was impressively demonstrated: the Minister was taken on board on the recently completed training-project “BAGALUT” – a 12 m tug boat designed and built by the apprentices. In this way, on the way to the shipyard, Dr. Buchholz got interesting insights into the daily routine as well as project specific information.

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Sigh of relief for the crew of the “WILSON TYNE”: After the general cargo ship was damaged in the small lock of the Kiel Canal in Brunsbüttel about a week ago, the NOBISKRUG team has now finished repair of the bow damage.

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NOBISKRUG presents the first reveal of its latest 80-meter project, as the superyacht has been moved from Kiel shipyard into the superyacht hall of the Rendsburg facility.

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Combat support vessel „FRANKFURT AM MAIN” ready for operation again

Ready for operation again: On Monday, September 4th, 2017 the German Navy combat support vessel “FRANKFURT AM MAIN” (A 1412) type EGV 702 (so called “Berlin-Class“) left the dry dock of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel. Here, on the site of the sister shipyard in Kiel, NOBISKRUG’s repair team has been repairing a stern damage on the 174 m long Navy ship for approximately ten weeks. Beside the extensive steel works – approx. 40 t of steel had to be exchanged – NOBISKRUG executed further maintenance and pipe works which were also due. Again, the shipyard proved that projects can be successfully realized within the given time and budget.

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Heavy weight in double pack: the steel construction department of the Rendsburg NOBISKRUG shipyard received the order for maintenance works on the two 300 lifting barges DP2610 and DP2611 belonging to the WSA Brunsbüttel, Bauhof Rendsburg.

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The NOBISKRUG‘s repair team docked the German Navy’s fleet service ship „OSTE“ (A 52) type 422 at shipyard’s Dock 2 in Rendsburg.

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Festive event: On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Nobiskrug shipyard in Rendsburg launched its successfully completed tug boat, build number 789. Named “BAGALUT”, with the call sign “DG929G”, the 12 m long and 4 m wide power package will be in service for NOBISKRUG as well as for the two sister shipyards in Kiel.

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High-ranking visit at GERMAN NAVAL YARDS: Fifteen parliamentarian delegates of South Tyrol and Schleswig-Holstein under the leadership of the Landtag President Klaus Schlie and his colleague, Dr. Thomas Widmann, from South Tyrol visited Kiel on Monday, 19th of June 2017.

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The NOBISKRUG‘s repair team docked the German Navy’s combat support vessel „FRANKFURT AM MAIN“(A 1412) type EGV 702 (so-called „Berlin-Class“) on the site of the sister shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel. During the stay at the shipyard, the 174 m long naval vessel will receive repair works on the stern. Furthermore, the docking will be used for already planned works.

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On a flying visit: On Tuesday, 11th of April 2017, NOBISKRUG’s repair team welcomed the Frigate “HESSEN” (F 221), which was towed directly into dock 8a, on the premises of its sister shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel. The Naval Vessel type F 123 was commissioned in 2006 and is part of the so called “Sachsen class”.

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Rendsburg/Kiel, Germany - The ceremonial keel laying of a next Nobiskrug superyacht-new build project took place at the shipyard’s premises in Kiel.

After gathering of the guests and the yard’s team and following a short address of the management, an 80-ton block-section was lifted by crane into the building shed, marking another important milestone of the construction of the 80-meter superyacht. The construction of all sections with a very high degree of outfitting up to assembly of the complete hull will take place in the sheds of the yard under controlled climate conditions – therewith warranting utmost quality. This is a unique construction process at Nobiskrug and only possible due to the impressive and suitable facilities counting a 900t gantry-crane that serves all sheds through the roofs as well as all gravity docks on the Kiel-site – the longest dock measuring 426m. It is also the first project that benefits from another latest major investment on the sites – a state of the art plasma cutting machine worth abt. 1 million Euros adding complementary to the existing cutting machines.

Traditionally, the Owner brought a special coin that was placed under the keel and once the yacht will be near to completion, the coin will be retrieved and presented back to the Owner for good luck while sailing the oceans....

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Kiel, Germany – NOBISKRUG is proud to announce the delivery of the most advanced sail-assisted superyacht ever built: “Sailing Yacht A”. Measuring almost 143 meters (468ft) and a gross tonnage of about 12,600 GT; she will become one of the greatest PYC superyachts in the world in terms of design and technology.

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 On Thursday, 6th October 2016 managing director of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS, Holger Kahl, welcomes high-level guests from China on the shipyard in Kiel.

The nine-person delegation from the province Zhejiang was led by Mr. Xia Baolong, Party Secretary, one of the leading representatives of the province with 50 Mio. inhabitants situated at the Eastern Chinese Sea. 

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The Schleswig-Holstein superyacht builder is presenting itself at the legendary “Monaco Yacht Show”. The international fair is taking place from 28. September until 1. October in Port Hercules of the Principality.
The organizers are expecting more than 500 manufacturers; many of which regularly show their luxurious yachts there. The fair is known to be the world’s most renowned Boatshow.

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Political visit in a double pack: On Wednesday, 14.09.2016 the Rendsburg shipyard NOBISKRUG was able to welcome two in the constituency participating politicians for the region Rendsburg-Eckernförde. Dr. Johann Wadephul, directly elected Member of German Parliament (Bundestag), as well as Landtag deputy Hans Hinrich Neve informed themselves in a meeting with managing director Susanne Wiegand on the current capacity of the super yacht builder as well as the sister shipyards GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel and LINDENAU.

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Réception Princière chez GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel: Lundi 12.09.2016 S.A.S. Prince Albert II a payé une visite privée au chantier GERMAN NAVAL YARDS dans le cadre de son voyage à Kiel, la capitale du Land de Schleswig-Holstein en Allemagne. GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel s’est montré en hôte attentif: après avoir été accueilli par la direction générale, le Prince a décollé pour un vol en hélicoptère par-dessus les trois chantiers allemands appartenant au groupe international de construction naval Privinvest: Nobiskrug (Rendsburg), Lindenau (Kiel-Friedrichsort) et GERMAN NAVAL YARDS Kiel. Après le vol d'une heure le Prince Albert II a profité de rafraîchissements et de la vue depuis la Sky Lounge du chantier naval de Kiel. Située sur la grue à portique de 900 t – l’un des symboles de la ville – la Sky Lounge permet une réception à environ 100 m de hauteur et offre une vue à 360 degrés, panoramique et unique de Kiel.

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Any Kiel citizen knows her, the „HANSEKOGGE“. Since many years and not only on occasion of the Kiel Week she is on tour in the Baltic Sea as ambassador of the city being an example for vivid history. With her berth close to the Kiel Maritime Museum she is in sight of our Kiel yard regularly. But this year the honoring sponsoring association has entered into heavy seas as both engines suffered a total loss now having to be replaced at high cost. This is when we will fly the flag as a traditional yard in Kiel by supporting the association with a sponsorship beginning of June 2016.

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