Two new minehunters, rescue ship ordered for Polish navy
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s defence ministry on Wednesday placed orders for the construction of two new minehunters and a rescue ship for the country’s navy.
Deputy Defence Minister Bartosz Kownacki (centre) during the signing ceremony in Warsaw on Wednesday. Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell
The contracts signed by the ministry are worth nearly PLN 2 billion (EUR 480 million, USD 570 million) in total, officials said.
Deputy Defence Minister Bartosz Kownacki told reporters that the new orders were an important part of efforts to revive Poland’s shipbuilding industry.
He added that the government contracts would benefit both the privately-run Remontowa Shipbuilding yard and state-owned producers working as part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ).
In late November, a new Polish navy warship, a minehunter called the ORP Kormoran, hoisted its flag for the first time in a high-profile ceremony.
The ORP Kormoran is the first in a series of three modern minehunters that have been commissioned for the 8th Coast Defence Flotilla of the Polish navy, according to officials.