On Friday, 10 March 2023, at the premises of the PGZ Naval Shipyard, the investor and the Consortium consisting of NDI S.A., NDI SOPOT S.A. and Pekabex BET, signed an agreement on the investment in the shipyard’s infrastructure renewal.
New facilities and the reconstruction of the existing infrastructure have been planned. As the investor emphasises, the investment necessary for the implementation of the ‘MIECZNIK’ (eng. Swordfish) Programme will significantly increase the production capacity of the PGZ Naval Shipyard.
– The signing of the agreement marks the end of a very busy stage of analyses, designing, obtaining permits and selecting the best solutions and partners for the investment. Now we are moving full steam ahead with construction,” said Paweł Lulewicz, CEO of PGZ Naval Shipyard. – Thanks to these investments we will build three frigates of the Miecznik type, which will be the most modern ones in the Polish Navy. We will also use our new, expanded potential to build and modernise other ships in the future.
The general contractor has now 67 weeks to complete the work by June 2024.
– I am very pleased that we can take on such an important task. We have extensive experience in both cubic and hydraulic engineering investments. Recently, we have been active, among others, on the Vistula Spit, in the ports of Szczecin, Gdańsk and Gdynia. We have also begun a large investment at the Orlen wharf. I am convinced that the our experience will result in the smooth implementation of this task as well. I hope that in a little over a year we will see an entirely changed, modern space,” says NDI Group CFO Szymon Reptowski.
The most important task is to build a new hall in which the hulls of three ultra-modern Miecznik-type frigates for the Polish Navy will be integrated. The ships are being built by a consortium including PGZ S.A. as the leader and PGZ Naval Shipyard in Gdynia and Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdansk.
According to the design, the building area will be close to 6,000 m2. The height of the hall will be 43 m (and even 46 m including the ventilation unit mounted on the roof). In addition, a production hall will be built to house all of the shipyard’s outfitting departments (a built-up area of almost 5,000 m2).
The general contractor is also responsible for the expansion and reconstruction of the quay, storage yards and internal roads, together with the modernisation of the technical infrastructure at the PGZ Naval Shipyard.