Babcock International, an international company operating in the defence industry has opened a Project Management Office (PMO) of the Polish Armament Group (PGZ S.A.) in Gdynia together with its partners. The office will oversee the implementation process of the MIECZNIK frigate programme in Poland.
Indicating Babcock company as a preferred platform supplier and strategic partner to carry out MIECZNIK program, the Armament Agency in March this year chose Arrowhead 140 frigate from three different platform design proposals presented by PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium.
Both PGZ Stocznia Wojenna and Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A., where the frigates will be built, are solid foundations on which Babcock and members of the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium will build a modern infrastructure adapted to current requirements and those of the future.
– It cannot be overestimated how important these three frigates will be for the security of Poland. The opening of the PMO office is very important for the whole programme, because it gives us a common command centre of the programme, where we can cooperate, collaborate and build our team. We are already very much in sync within the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium and with the support of our UK colleagues. Thanks to constant and growing determination I know that the Consortium and our British partners can achieve great things – said Sebastian Chwałek, PGZ S.A. president.
– We are building a team that will cooperate in Poland, support our Polish partners and deliver three proven, reliable and adaptable frigates to the Polish Navy. This is an important milestone in the programme and the PMO supports the development of a highly coordinated team focused on delivering this programme,” added Will Erith, Chief Executive Marine, Babcock International Group.
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