Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Marek Gróbarczyk announced that the construction of a new dock for Morska Stocznia Remontowa "Gryfia" from Szczecin has been recapitalized with PLN 180 million.
Marek Gróbarczyk also confirmed the recapitalization of the construction of the dock in an interview with Radio Szczecin. Gróbarczyk spoke about the "Batory" project, i.e. the ongoing construction of ferries for Polish shipowners and mentioned that it is taking place as part of the financial mix, "which was created through budgetary, shipowner and bank funds. We used a similar solution in the case of the construction of a large floating dock in Szczecin, which is also being built as part of the "Batory" project. This project was co-financed with PLN 180 million, the funds were transferred to the account of FRS, which is the owner of both "Gryfia" and Szczecin Shipyard. And this project is intended to complete the construction of a floating dock that will serve these newly built vessels, and on the other hand, it is an extremely important element of supporting the shipbuilding industry.”
The new dock no. 8 with a total length of 235 meters and a construction width of 47 meters is being built at Stocznia Szczecińska Wulkan. It will allow "Gryfia" to dock ships with a length of about 230 meters, a width of up to 36 meters and a docking weight of up to 24,000 tons. Recently modernized, currently the largest dock at the shipyard's disposal - dock no. 5 - allows work on ships up to 215 meters long, 34 meters wide and weighing 16,600 tons.
In "Gryfia" an appropriate dock basin is also being built, in which the dock will be placed, and work is underway to modernize other shipyard quays.