A Network of more than 350 Members

Renowed Northern German companies cooperate across state boundaries and benefit from the cross-industry network.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

The platform of the maritime industry in Northern Germany.

Maritime Expertise in the MCN Specialist Groups

Intensive exchange between the economy and science across different industries.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany: the network for the maritime industry

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. MCN creates dialogue platforms for stakeholders, so they can interact with each other, and it promotes interfaces with other industries.

Safety and security of staff, environment and operating asset comes first for us. For more than 35 years, TIMM has been developing, manufacturing and selling grounding systems for tank ships that safeguard them from explosions during loading and unloading.

In our business unit Renewable Energy, we are developing a smart access control system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The system provides the operator with full transparency and control over who enters the turbines. In case of unauthorized access the operator is able to react within seconds which reduces burglary and liability risks.

Main Objectives

Marine grounding systems (potential equalization), Access control systems

Highest safety and security through smart technology

TIMM's Intelligent Explosion Protection Concept (IEPC) provides a user-friendly type of explosion protection that allows opening of the device enclosure in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Our smart access control system for wind turbines is based on a dynamic evaluation of lock conditions, which offers the operator complete transparency regarding turbine access.



Absolute customer orientation for highest customer satisfaction

Personal advice and support of interested parties and customers before, during and after sales is our highest priority. We involve our customers closely during development in order to guarantee market-driven products.

Maintaining a high level of inhouse know-how offers the best conditions to support our customers as a competent partner at all times.

Expert advice worldwide

As an independent manufacturer, we work together with more than 30 international distribution partners. Long-term partnerships and local contacts to our customers including full customer support in the local language are key to our business.

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Cross-state network of the maritime industry

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes and consolidates collaboration in the industry. We combine forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already MCN members. The members.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

Benefit from valuable information and professional exchange in our interdisciplinary specialist groups.

Maritime calendar

Whether specialist congresses, workshops or participation in trade fairs - our event programme is comprehensive and versatile.

Become a member

We advise our members on project ideas, funding programmes and help them find the right project partners. More information on membership.

Serving Northern Germany and the maritime industry

We have regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Contact us.

Our newsletter

News, projects and events from the maritime industry and MCN with our newsletter (in German).

Transnationally Cooperations

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