Rolls-Royce engines will power the frigates of the "Miecznik" program. PGZ Naval Shipyard signs a contract -
Rolls-Royce engines will power the frigates of the "Miecznik" program. PGZ Naval Shipyard signs a contract
Date of publication: 22.12.2023

On December 20, 2023, PGZ Naval Shipyard signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH for the purchase of main engines, generating sets and a propulsion system management system for three multi-mission frigates of the "Miecznik" program.

The agreement was signed by the President of PGZ Naval Shipyard Paweł Lulewicz and Paul Röck - Dipl.-Ing (BA), MBA, Sales Director for the Government and Industrial Sector at Rolls-Royce Solutions. Deliveries of the contracted equipment will begin in June 2024 and will include, for each vessel: four MTU 20V8000M71 main drive engines, four MTU 12V4000M53B power generators and an MTU control and monitoring system.

Royce Solutions GmbH is a world leader in many areas of the machinery industry, including marine drives.

This month, the Armament Agency approved the procedure for equipping all three multi-role frigates of the "Miecznik" program. This is intended to dispel concerns that the financing and liquidity of the project are at risk. Pursuant to the annexed contract signed on July 27, 2021, the series ships (i.e. the second and third vessels) will be additionally equipped with sensors and effectors identical to those contracted for the first prototype vessel, thus ensuring the security of the air and surface domains. According to the provisions of the annex, the second and third frigates will be equipped with a 76 mm OTO Melara Super Rapid Strales medium-caliber cannon, VLS Mk-41 missile launchers, the SeaCeptor CAMM missile system, SM400 series wall radars and NS50 series radars, as well as electronic and electronic warfare means. defense and self-other identification systems.

The PGZ-Miecznik consortium includes Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. and PGZ Naval Shipyard sp. z o. o. The partners in the project are Babcock, Thales UK, MBDA UK and Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. The cutting of sheet metal for the prototype frigate, the future ORP Wicher, took place on August 16, 2023, while the keel laying is scheduled for January 31, 2024. The hull is to be launched two years later, and handed over to the ordering party in 2028. The remaining ships will enter service in 2030-2031.

Most recent