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04 december 2014

Remontowa Shipbuilding signs newbuilding contract for two ferries for Estonian operation

As announced early November 2014, the Port of Tallinn has signed contracts with Remontowa Shipbuilding, member of Remontowa Holding  for the construction of two new car-passenger ferry boats for operation by its subsidiary TS Laevad OÜ, to be used on the lines between the mainland and major Estonian islands.

For Remontowa Shipbuilding, the largest Poland's newbuilding yard, this marks the second significant newbuilding contract to be signed this year already.

The contract was won by Remontowa Shipbuilding in fierce competition with several renowned shipyards taking part in tendering process. The most decisive factor behind choosing Remontowa was its vast experience in passenger ships construction and its renown among European and US owners. Remontowa Shipbuilding has built some 50 car and passenger ferries of various sizes, propulsion types and fuels, so far.

- The order awarded by the Port of Tallinn is opening a new market for us in the northern part of the Baltic Sea. We expect that this deal will result in the future with further orders for the construction of modern vessels from operators in Estonia and Finland - said Andrzej Wojtkiewicz, CEO of Remontowa Shipbuilding.

The ferries to be constructed in Gdańsk will be 114 meters in length and will accommodate 150 cars or ten road trains. The ferries will have 600 passenger seats equipped with life-saving devices. The new ferry boats will be designed by the Norwegian company LMG Marin. All the four diesel engine ferries have been designed so that the main engines of the ships can in the future be replaced for engines running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) provided that the necessary infrastructure is in place.  

Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. is a shipbuilding facility located in Gdánsk, Poland, established in 1945. The company belongs to Remontowa Holding, which consolidates over 20 shipbuilding, marine technical services and marine equipment manufacturing enterprises. Remontowa shipbuilding facilities focus on the construction of ferries, mainly double-ended fiord and short to medium range ferries, offshore support vessels and other highly specialised offshore and special ships.