Polish Armaments Group set to build six battle ships
PR dla Zagranicy
The Defence Ministry has started talks with the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) over the building of three coastal battle ships and three patrol battle ships.
Official talks with PGZ are set to start by the end of June with final talks expected at the end of the year, Deputy Defence Minister Czesław Mroczek said.
"The negotiations will lead to the choice of contractor,” Mroczek said. “For sure Polish shipyards and PGZ will play a significant role,” he added.
“We presented the ministry with our possibilities, and they were positively received,” PGZ CEO Wojciech Dąbrowski. “We have been invited to cooperate with Stocznia Marynarka [naval shipyard),” Dąbrowski added.
Neither Mroczek nor Dąbrowski would disclose the value of the deal or who would be the foreign partner.
PGZ is a holding company set up by the government to bring together Polish, state owned defence industry companies. Headquartered in Radom, central Poland, is comprised of over 30 companies. (jh)