Forum Wizja Rozwoju. Shipbuilding industry in Poland. Are large shipyards needed?


During the second day of this year’s Vision of Development Forum, it was discussed whether it is possible to rebuild large shipyards in Poland.

Moderator: Jerzy Czuczman – President of the Polish Forum of Marine Technologies


Andrzej Buczkowski – Shipbuilding specialist
Ireneusz Ćwirko – President of the Management Board of Crist S.A.
Jerzy Miotke – An expert in the field of shipbuilding
Marcin Ryngwelski – President of the Management Board at THESTA Sp. z o. o. Sp. k.
Maciej Styczyński – Head of the Ship Industry Department at the Ministry of Infrastructure

At the beginning, Jerzy Czuczman, president of PFTM, presented data from the Central Statistical Office and the National Court Register on the economic results and production of shipyards in Poland. The revenues of Polish shipyards have been the highest in history in recent years.

Jerzy Miotke stated that the presented data left unsatisfied. He was the first to mention during the discussion about the lack of staff at every level in the industry. Many people employed in the industry do not have sufficient competence. He added that the statistics themselves are difficult to assess in isolation from the realities that have changed significantly over the last 20 years, Rngwelski said. Ireneusz Ćwirko also spoke about the lack of personnel.

In the global shipbuilding industry, there is a trend of taking over large plants by national governments in order to build and secure the possibility of building ships for their navies – said Andrzej Buczkowski.

The shipyard’s production and financial data must be assessed as moderately satisfactory. In recent years, the industry has managed to achieve a lot and the sector is moving in the right direction – said Maciej Styczyński representing the Ministry of Infrastructure.