Recently, Szczecin Industrial Park signed two letters of intent regarding the construction of coastal and river-sea vessels for German and Polish owners. On December 6, 2017 at the headquarters of Szczeciński Park Przemysłowy (SPP or Szczecin Industrial Park), operating on the premises and facilities of former Szczecin Shipyard, a letter of intent was signed with the foreign shipowner, Monterola Shipping, for the construction of the first four ships – coasters / river-sea vessels. The SPP was represented by the president of the management board Andrzej Strzeboński, the vice-president Marek Bączkowski, the chairman of the supervisory board of SPP – Przemysław Nagórski and vice-chairman Grzegorz Wojarnik. This letter is the beginning of the process of building new ships in the shipyard. In two months time (i.e. early February) it is expected a contract would be concluded, and in the next stage – the construction and delivery of the first ship to the shipowner. The ship will be a modern, universal bulk carrier constructed in the “design and build” formula. It will have approximately 90 m in length, 13.6 m in width, cargo capacity of 2800 tons, and engine power of 1600 kW. It will be operated by an eight-person crew.
The design is to be supplied by Nelton consulting naval architects (see illustration above).
On December 14, 2017 at the headquarters of the SPP (former Stocznia Szczecińska), another letter of intent was signed for the construction of ships. This time – with the Polish, Szczecin based, privately owned shipowner Baltramp. The SPP was represented by the president of the management board Andrzej Strzeboński, vice-president Marek Bączkowski, and the vice chairman of the supervisory board Grzegorz Wojarnik. The ships will be typical sea-river vessels with a loading capacity of 5000 tons, with 89 m length and 15 m beam. They will be coasters – small bulk carriers adapted for European shipping, used for transporting bulk cargoes, containers and general cargoes-cereals, steel, minerals, scrap metal, etc. Currently, the demand for such units is increasing. The letter predicts a construction of two new ships with the option of two more. The contract is expected to be signed in the middle of 2018.