The second HDW 209/1400mod class submarine (Yard No. 448) for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel today. “S41”, the first submarine of this class which was named in December 2015, was also officially handed over to the customer at the event.
“S41” and “S42” are the first two of four submarines. Since the start of production of the first submarine at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel, the construction program has proceeded on schedule and achieved further important milestones with today’s naming of submarine “S42” and handover of submarine “S41” to the customer.
Dr. Peter Feldhaus, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “We are proud to have reached this significant milestone in the construction program for the Egyptian Navy. This success was possible only thanks to constant further development of our products, an open and trusting dialogue with our customer as well as our highly motivated and skilled employees.”
The naming ceremony and handover were completed by Vice Admiral Osama Rabie, Commander of the Egyptian Navy. The ceremony was attended by Markus Grübel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann, Deputy Chief of Staff of the German Navy, Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and high-ranking representatives from the customer country.
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the leading European system providers for submarines and surface vessels. Around the world, the company stands for marine competence, innovative technologies and comprehensive and reliable service. With locations in Kiel, Hamburg and Emden, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is a business unit of the Industrial Solutions business area of the thyssenkrupp Group.