BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The federal government wants to buy the Rostock site of the insolvent MV shipyard as a repair shop for the navy. A proposal must be presented on Friday, the Ministry of Defense told politicians in the Bundestag on Monday. According to information from the German Press Agency, the Ministry of Defense is planning far-reaching plans for a proposal to conquer the shipyards on the Baltic Sea in order to ensure the future repair of naval ships on its own.
According to plans that have not yet been completed, the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks (BIMA) could take over the infrastructure of the shipyard. The purchase would mean that the shipyard would then operate under the umbrella of the so-called Naval Arsenal. The form in which shipyard workers can enter the civil service is a matter of negotiation. The number should be around 400 to 500 employees. Sometimes low wages are paid, but then job security is considered high.
Efforts are currently being made at various levels to increase the operational readiness of the Bundeswehr. The Bundestag had decided on a 100 billion package for the Bundeswehr. In some cases, however, there is a lack of reliable capacity to organize rapid maintenance and repair of military equipment.
There are many people interested in the Rostock-Warnemünde shipyard location. For the MV shipyards with 3000 shipbuilders at three locations at the same time, bankruptcy was filed in January after a protracted stalemate. The submarine manufacturer Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) Kiel has already bought the shipyard in Wismar. The shipyard site in Stralsund was taken over in January to develop a maritime business park in the city. /CN/DP/Miss