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Titel: ThyssenKrupp Marine ,Sign Canadian Joint Support Ship Design Study Contract
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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Canadian Procurement Agency PWGSC Sign Joint Support Ship Design Study Contract

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) a leading European systems house providing submarines and naval
surface ships and Canada’s procurement agency PWGSC have signed a contract in Hamburg for a multiphase
design study for the Canadian Navy’s next generation Joint Support Ship (JSS).

As part of a major fleet renewal program, Canada plans to replace its two Auxiliary Oil Replenish-ment (AOR)
Vessels with two or three Joint Support Ships. One possible design for the new JSS is a version of the
German Navy’s latest Berlin Class Task Group Supply Vessel (EGV) specifically modified to meet Canadian
requirements. The agreement between PWGSC and TKMSC includes the provisions for a licensing agreement
for the use of the EGV design for the construction in and deployment of the ships by Canada should the EGV
design be selected.
The modified design, to be developed by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada (TKMSC) in close
cooperation with Blohm + Voss Naval (BVN), a strongly positioned professional naval systems engineering
house, will be considered along side an in-house design, being developed by the Department of National
Defence (DND), the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and BMT Fleet Technology in Canada.

Should the TKMS modified Berlin Class EGV design be chosen, the award of a contract for the functional
design is planned, which would be used for the construction of the ships by a Canadian shipyard.