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Towboats for the Polish Navy

02-02-2018

Bonds provided by KUKE are supporting the execution of the contract of the Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. shipyard for the Polish Navy.

A total of 6 units have been commissioned by the Ministry of National Defence for the Polish Navy within the “Towboat” technical protection and sea rescue operation vessel programme. The contract – supported by bonds provided by KUKE – is being carried out by the Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. shipyard from Gdańsk. The first of the new vessels will be handed over to the Polish Navy already in 2019; the following ones will be put into operation successively, until the end of 2020. The official keel laying ceremony for the first of the six vessels ordered was held recently. The series of vessels will have an ice class suitable for navigation in difficult ice conditions, assisted by ice-breakers. The units will be capable of transporting less than container loads with a total weight of up to 4 tons on open decks, and a towing capacity of 35 tons. The fuel resources will be sufficient for 7 days in operation, and it will have an autonomy of 5 days.

This is yet another contract of the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard for the military in recent years. In November, the naval ensign was raised over ORP Kormoran, a minehunter, currently the most cutting-edge Polish naval vessel used to search, classify, identify and destroy sea mines. In December, the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard, acting as consortium leader, signed a contract for two more ships in this series.

Within our earlier cooperation with the Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. yard in 2016, KUKE covered a loan for the purchase of a modern, multi-purpose AHTS vessel by a Canadian shipowner.