During his visit to the GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) shipyard, Dr. Thilo Rohlfs, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism, emphasised the importance of surface shipbuilding: "Surface shipbuilding creates and secures many jobs and is thus a very important factor for the positive economic development of our country. We as the state government are very proud that with GNYK we have such a vital and ambitious shipyard in Schleswig-Holstein". In...

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Holger Kahl will cease his involvement as Managing Director of the German part of the Privinvest group with effect from 31st of July 2019. He will, however, continue to remain involved with Holding Company in an advisory capacity.

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The Schleswig-Holstein shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) submitted the final offer for the construction of the multi-purpose warship MKS 180 on 18 July. Together with its cooperation partner thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the company is competing for the largest naval contract in the history of Bundeswehr. GNYK is the only remaining German general contractor in the European competition of the German Ministry of Defense.

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The fundamental principle of NATO as a defense alliance is burden-sharing. Exactly 70 years ago, a number of states decided to divide the task of securing peace in the world between several shoulders. Germany joined the so-called North Atlantic Treaty in 1955 - and in retrospect this can be seen as a favorable, wise and far-sighted political decision. Never before in history has our country experienced such a long lasting period of peace. But today of all days, in times of many conflicts and...

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Two shipyards – one team: 49 employees of the sister shipyards NOBISKRUG and GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL successfully participated on June 5th, 2019 at the Business.Run in Kiel.

While the air temperature exceeded 23° degrees Celcius, the mixed team reached second place in the group ranking with a total running time of 01:04:29.

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Naming of the ship on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany

On Thursday, 23 May 2019, the first of class of four corvettes for Israel was named “MAGEN” in Kiel in the presence of numerous military and diplomatic guests of honour from Israel and Germany. In Hebrew, “MAGEN” stands for "Protector/Defender".

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Is Germany building an aircraft carrier? The new CDU chairman Anne Kramp-Karrenbauer has caused a lot of trouble with her push for a new European defence project. There was even a photo collage on internet with a troop of soldiers carrying a tornado on their hands.

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The Schleswig-Holstein shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) has been invited on  April the 12th 2019 to submit its final bid for the development, design and construction of the multi-purpose warship 180 (MKS 180) for the German Bundeswehr. The Kiel shipyard now has three months to prepare the final bid together with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and the German supply industry.

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“Not knowing what is going to happen during the day – that’s shipyard life”, Jule Behrens, who was honored on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 in a festive setting of the yard’s internal graduation ceremony. She has not only finished her apprenticeship being the best industrial clerk in the region Rendsburg-Eckernförde/Neumünster but was also best apprentice of all trained professions.

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The worldwide first LNG-operated survey vessel “ATAIR“ has floated in Kiel after a building period of 16 months. The vessel was built on behalf of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). General contractor is FASSMER shipyard. Hull and superstructure as well as parts of the outfitting were constructed at GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL. The survey vessel is planned to be used for wreck search and underwater surveying. 

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Construction of the 75-meter “ATAIR” was successfully completed in the given time- and cost schedule.  With a solemn handshake the survey vessel‘s steel hull being built at the Kiel shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL was handed over to the general contractor yard FASSMER. The ship is being built by order of the BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency).

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GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL CEO Jörg Herwig comments on special attention of naval shipbuilding in the current debate of consolidation of the defence industry.

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Shipyard period concluded: After extensive maintenance tasks and a successful sea trial, NOBISKRUG’s refit & repair team officially handed over “OSTE” (A52) to the vessel’s crew. The fleet service vessel left the shipyard heading to the naval arsenal in Wilhelmshaven.

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FASSMER in cooperation with GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL reaches further milestone

On schedule: With the fully welded steel structure (ship’s hull and superstructures) GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL shipyard is closing the next important construction part within the realization of the new LNG-vessel ATAIR for the BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency).

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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