GERMAN NAVAL YARDS heralds in a new era in the series production of converter platforms

GERMAN NAVAL YARDS welcomes Dieter Janecek, Federal Government Coordinator for Maritime Economy and Tourism, and Claus Ruhe Madsen, Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism of the. The visit marks the continuation of discussions on the German Naval Yards' pioneering concept for the series production of converter platforms.

Since the last visit of the Maritime Coordinator in February this year, GERMAN NAVAL YARDS has made considerable progress in the offshore wind energy sector. Today, the shipyard presents its plans for the series production of converter platforms, which will play a decisive role in achieving the expansion targets in the offshore sector.


The progress presented includes the realisation of the series production concept, the infrastructure preparations and the strategic orientation in the offshore sector. The investment required to upgrade the shipyard is relatively low.

The shipyard's infrastructure, including the largest dry dock in the Baltic Sea region and a gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 900t, underlines the optimal conditions for the realisation of large, complex projects under the strictest environmental regulations.

Series production of converter platforms is scheduled to start in 2027. Individual blocks and sections are to be built as early as 2024. This would mean a significant increase in secure jobs. The number of jobs at the Kiel shipyard will triple. A large number of additional jobs will also be created in the supply sector.

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