4 Shipyards

13 Docks

145+ Years of Experience

24/7 Service



Welcome to NVL Group. NVL stands for Naval Vessels Lürssen and is an independent, privately owned group of renowned Northern German shipyards and related companies, formerly known as Lürssen Defence. Customers can rely on us to consistently provide tailored, smart and cost-effective naval solutions that keep navies mission-ready around the world.

We passionately focus on each project and customer. Our experienced and qualified teams exceed customer expectations by listening carefully to their ideas, understanding their specific requirements and delivering high-quality new build naval vessels and coastguard vessels as well as comprehensive NVL Services throughout the entire life cycle of their fleets. We take pride in our heritage and continuously strive to remain pioneers of innovative solutions while combining product quality and affordability.

We have completed more than 1,000 naval vessels and coastguard vessels since our beginnings in the late 1870s and have built and repaired ships for both the German Navy and fleets in over 50 countries. Today, construction at our network of shipyards is supplemented by licensed manufacturing at customer facilities around the world under technology transfer arrangements. We work as one team and have deep roots in shipbuilding. It is part of our DNA – the DNA of shipbuilding.

As an independent enterprise, we remain flexible to market changes and operate a dynamic, safe and future-oriented business for our valued customers, employees, partners and the community.


Get to know us at NVL Group and learn about our shipyards and products, career options, and at what events and exhibitions you can find us. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a specific project, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.