06 May 2017

News Story: Germany, Turkey to join submarine project in Indonesia

A Düsseldorf-based newspaper, Handelsblatt, has reported that ThyssenKrupp, a steel company that also produces underwater craft, and a Turkish partner are in negotiations to partner up to take part in Indonesia's submarine project.

According to the report, ThyssenKrupp Marine System (TKMS), a subsidiary of the steel company which established a regional office in Turkey in 2013 to reinforce its operations, and a Turkish company, whose name has not been officially revealed, are planning to bid for the Indonesia's submarine project.

The joint move comes as competition with the TKMS's French rival DCNS as well as Chinese and South Korean companies that are also expected to submit proposals for the project.

Despite the fact that the name of the Turkish partner remains undisclosed, it had been previously reported last month that Turkey's Gölcük Shipyard in Kocaeli province submitted a proposal to the Indonesian army for a Type 214 submarine. According to the reports, the Gölcük Shipyard will host a group of officials coming from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Read the full story at DailySabah