The first ferry for PŻM under the "Batory" program being finished at the wharf in "Remontowa" Shipyard -
The first ferry for PŻM under the "Batory" program being finished at the wharf in "Remontowa" Shipyard
Date of publication: 07.11.2023

After last week's launching of the hull of the first ferry built at the "Remontowa" Shipyard in Gdańsk for Polish shipowners, the structure is moored at the shipyard's quay, where work continues.

The launched ferry is the first of three ordered by the state-owned company Polskie Promy. All of them will be built in the Remontowa Shipyard in Gdańsk. Two of these ships - the first and the third - will sail in the colors of the Unity Line belonging to Polska Żegluga Morska, and the second one in the Polferries lines of Polish Baltic Shipping. The contract also includes an option to build a fourth ferry for PŻB.

All ferries will be low-emission, powered by LNG engines with battery support. The ships will be 195.6 m long and 32.2 m wide. The load line will be 4,100 m long. The ferries will have a maximum speed of 19 knots and will be able to accommodate 400 passengers and 50 crew members. The Remontowa Marine Design office was responsible for the conceptual design, design and construction documentation. Ro-Pax is to be handed over to the ordering party in 2025.

The hull of the first vessel, after being launched using a submersible dock, was towed to the quay. The equipment works are continuing there, and the ready-made superstructure will also be installed. The hull is already equipped with the drive, engines and some of the ship's general systems.

The ship is being built as part of the government program "Batory". Its aim is to stimulate the development of technology, design and construction of vessels and marine structures in Poland, shifting the shipbuilding sector towards the production of innovative products and specialized ships with high added value. According to the Ministry of Infrastructure, the program has four autonomous parts: construction of passenger and car ferries for Polish shipowners, support for the creation and implementation of modern ship technologies, construction of a modern modular offshore platform, establishing a "Green Shipyard" in the country.

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