Gdynia-based Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej and Gdańsk-based Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyards have formed a consortium to increase their chances of receiving orders from the armed forces. This comes shortly after the Ministry of Defense announced it would spend zł.900 million a year on the modernization of its fleet and building new ships. It also plans to buy three destroyers worth zł.1.5 billion.
Remontowa Shipbuilding is part of a privately owned shipbuilding capital group. Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej was declared bankrupt in 2011 but it signed new contracts in 2012. The consortium may be joined by research and design unit Centrum Techniki Morskiej.
According to the governments' plan, by 2030, Polish Navy plans to buy three submarines, three patrol ships, three modern coastal defence ships, and two rescue ships, as well as various other naval vehicles.
From Warsaw Business Journal
Losing Gdynia bidders cry foul
EU invests massively in Polish ports
In the spotlight: Solidarity
Solidarity: lost in the present
Donald Tusk the social democrat?
BY Remi Adekoya
The growing importance of the Arctic Council
BY Stratfor Global Intelligence