Polish shipyard launches navy vessel for Sweden

After the completion of works in Gdynia's shipyards, the surveillance ship will be transported to the shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden. Adam Warżawa/PAP

A 74-metre-long surveillance ship for the Royal Swedish Navy was launched on Wednesday in Gdynia, northern Poland. The ship was built jointly by two Polish shipyards Nauta and Gdynia-based Stocznia Wojenna (Naval Yard).

In accordance with the contract signed with the Swedish, Nauta Shiprepair Yard was responsible for the platform's construction, ceremonial ship launching and carrying out preliminary performance tests of the ship. The Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) Stocznia Wojenna (Naval Yard) is a subcontractor of the Nauta Shipyard.

A keel-laying ceremony was held at the Stocznia Wojenna shipyard in the middle of June.

"A key moment of business development strategy of this shipyard is acquiring foreign orders and this (ship's construction for Sweden - PAP) is a very good example," Stocznia Wojenna CEO Konrad Konefał said.

After the completion of works in Gdynia's shipyards, the surveillance ship will be transported to the shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden.

Nauta Shiprepair and Gdynia-based Stocznia Wojenna (Naval Yard) belong to the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ).