By Marek Grzybowski
Poland is accelerating work on introducing 3 frigates to the Polish Navy. The PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium updated and handed to MOD’s Armament Agency the Industrial Feasibility Study and the MIECZNIK frigate Preliminary Design at the end of November.
The extensive documentation describes the exact process for the MIECZNIK project. The approved documents will be the basis for negotiation talks on the final configuration of the frigates and the exact cost estimate.
– We have completed a very important stage of project development for us. We provided the ordering party with a preliminary design – emphasized Cezary Cierzan, director of the Miecznik programme at Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. in his speech. (Polish Armament Group – PGZ S.A.)
– The program is implemented in accordance with the assumed schedules and rules agreed with the Armament Agency, which conducts the entire procurement procedure, where there is a fundamental interest of state security – said Cezary Cierzan.
The Baltic Port of New Technologies in Gdynia is a zone for the construction of innovative ships at the CRIST Shipyard and ship conversion into environmentally friendly ships at the NAUTA Shipyard.
BPNT in Gdynia operates in the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, which was recognized by “Forbs” experts as the second special economic zone in Europe and the seventh special economic zone in the world.
Three frigates will be built by the PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium. The consortium was formed by Poland’s Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ Stocznia Wojenna and Remontowa Shipbuilding.
The pace of work and timeliness demonstrates the Group’s strong commitment to the project. The first multi-purpose frigate is scheduled to be launched in 2026, and commissioned in 2028, with subsequent frigates following in 2029 and 2031.
PGZ Stocznia Wojenna operates in close proximity to the Baltic Port of New Technologies in Gdynia. Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdańsk has built a series of tugs and special purpose ships for the Polish Navy. Now it is building a series of 6 minehunters for the Polish Navy.