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Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft

Company nameHowaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH
Company typePrivate
IndustryShipbuilding
GenreShipbuilding
Founded1838
Founder(s)August Howaldt and Johann Schweffel
HeadquartersKiel
ProductsPassenger ships
Cargo ships
U-boats
Warships
Owner(s)ThyssenKrupp
Employees2400
ParentThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

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Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (often abbreviated HDW) is a German shipbuilding company, headquartered in Kiel. In 2009 it was the largest shipyard in Germany and has more than 2,400 employees. It has been part of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems owned by ThyssenKrupp, since 2005. The name comes from the 1968 merger with Hamburg-based Deutsche Werft.


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