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Norway Kicks off Formal Negotiations with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems for New Submarines


Norway and Germany will procure identical submarines together. A revised offer was received from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in February and negotiations are now ongoing.


Norway Kicks off Formal Negotiations with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems for New Submarines 925 003 An HDW Class 212A submarine (Picture source: Kongsberg)


Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems delivered a revised offer for new submarines. NDMA and BAAINBw have now started formal negotiations with TKMS.

This is a large and complex contract, where a significant amount of taxpayer money is being spent. Therefore it is important to use the time necessary to ensure a solid contract that delivers good submarines for both nations. The negotiations will, therefore, continue until such a contract is in place. The aim is to have a ready to sign the contract in 2020. The COVID 19 pandemic may, however, influence the negotiation process. Steps have been taken to reduce the impact. Delivery date and schedule of the new submarines will be set as part of the contract.

Norway has six submarines of the Ula-class. Studies indicate that the Ula-class can be kept operational somewhat longer than initially planned. Norway will, therefore, keep its submarine capability even if the new submarines are delayed.


Norway Kicks off Formal Negotiations with Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems for New Submarines 925 002An HDW Class 212A submarine (Picture source: Kongsberg)