Wismar (dpa / mv) - After the insolvency of the MV Werften Group, the Wismar shipyard is about to start again. A buyer has been found in the Kiel armaments company Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS). Instead of freighters and cruise ships, submarines for the navy are to be built in Wismar in the future. Insolvency administrator Christoph Morgen wants to provide information on Friday (11:30 a.m.) about the forthcoming takeover and further plans.
TKMS has long been considered the prime contender. The submarine builder from Schleswig-Holstein has a large backlog of orders and is therefore planning to expand capacity. Economics Minister Reinhard Meyer (SPD) expressed the expectation that at least 800 shipbuilders will find new jobs at the Wismar shipyard from 2024.
On Thursday, the government and state parliament gave the green light to extend the transfer company for employees at the insolvent MV shipyards. Up to 10.3 million euros from the MV protection fund will be made available for financing. For the time being, the threat of unemployment for 1,500 shipbuilders in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund was averted for the end of June.