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Marine, 2015-07-03, 05:29 PM

First polish MEKO® A-100 corvette christened

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Polish shipyard Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej celebrate christening of first MEKO® A-100 corvette

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH congratulates the new management and committed team of Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej S.A. for the successful completion of the construction of ORP Ślązak, the first modern patrol vessel in Poland based on MEKO® A-100 design by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. ORP Ślązak has been christened on July 2, 2015 in Gdynia at the site of Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej. The vessel is scheduled to be handed over to the Polish Navy at the end of 2016.

After christening and launching of the ship, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is expecting a soon and successful entering to service. The unit will be a core asset of the Polish Armed Forces in their strong, modernized Polish Navy. MEKO® Design is a cornerstone that will help protect Poland and build security in the Baltic region based on proven technology. The Polish Navy thereby joins the international user community of MEKO® user Navies to whom thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has delivered more than 140 vessels of different classes and according to customer requirements until today.

The Blohm+Voss MEKO® Design is a scalable warship design that will enable Poland to realize different levels of operational ambition using the same platform. This leads to a very efficient building process using the experience already gathered in the Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej and high operational availability for the Polish Armed Forces.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the leading European system providers for submarines and naval vessels. The company stands for marine competence, innovative technologies and comprehensive and reliable service. With locations in Kiel, Hamburg and Emden, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is part of the Industrial Solutions business area of the thyssenkrupp Group.

A full range of specialist engineering and construction services and a shipbuilding history stretching back centuries are the strengths of the Industrial Solutions business area. High-quality engineering is at the center of our success. Global project management skills, first-class system integration expertise, reliable procurement and supplier management, and a service offering meeting the highest standards form the basis for lasting customer satisfaction. Around 18,500 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

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