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31 december 2020

Double launching of ships for the Polish Navy

On December 17th, 2020, at the Remontowa Shipbuilding SA shipyard from the Remontowa Holding capital group, the ORP Mewa mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV) was launched - the last of a series of three modern “Kormoran II” (Cormorant Class) mine hunting vessels and the last of a series of six tugboats - H-13 Przemko. Both ships are being built for the Polish Navy.

Double launching was carried out taking into account the epidemic restrictions in force in the country and the internal procedures of the Remontowa Holding Group in terms of preventing coronavirus infections, with a limited number of participants and without the participation of the media.

The contract for the design and construction of three "Kormoran II" MCMVs was signed in September 2013. The prototype ship ORP Kormoran delivered in November 2017, was the first in 20 years to be made exclusively by the Polish industry, starting from the design to the delivery of a fully equipped, modern ship to the ordering party. The result of cooperation in its construction was the order of further minehunters, such as the second of the series, ORP Albatros, launched a year ago and currently being in the equipping phase.

In addition to the construction of the Kormoran II type ships, in June 2017 the shipyard was entrusted with the construction of a series of auxiliary units as a result of the tender "Technical protection and rescue operations at sea pk. Tugboat". The order concerns the design and construction of six vessels of tug class.

The shipyard has already delivered tugboats B860/1 Bolko (January), B860/2 Gniewko (March 2020), 860/3 Mieszko (July 2020) and B860/4 Semko (December 2020). Port trials on the fifth tugboat, H-3 Leszko, will continue until next January.

In 2020 Remontowa Shipbuilding SA  was celebrating its 75th anniversary. That year the shipyard delivered nine entirely equipped ships, including three electric ferries for a Norwegian shipowner, two multi-purpose vessels for the Polish Maritime Administration and the already mentioned four tugboats for the Polish Navy.