Poland’s PZM eyes two new LNG-powered ferries

17 Jul 2014
The Polish PZM ferry fleet is likely to be joined by two new gas-fuelled vessels

The Polish PZM ferry fleet is likely to be joined by two new gas-fuelled vessels

Polish shipping company PZM is planning to award a contract for the construction of two new LNG-powered ferries. The investment is esti-mated to be worth as much as €200 million, writes Jaroslaw Adamowski.

The two most likely shipyards to obtain the procurement are Poland-based Remontowa Shipbuilding and Nauta, according to the information obtained by local business daily Puls Biznesu.

To compete for the major order, the latter shipyard is planning to set up a subsidiary designed to submit a bid in the forthcoming tender by PZM.

“The aim [of the company] will be to perform the contract handed by PZM,” said Andrzej Szwarc, chief executive of Nauta.

The vessels are to have a length of 207m and a width of 27m, local media reported.

Based in Gdynia, on the Polish Baltic Sea shore, Nauta specialises in ship repair and shipbuilding contracts.

Headquartered in Gdańsk, also on the Polish Baltic Sea shore, Remontowa Shipbuilding says it carries out shipbuilding projects for vessels of up to 130m in length.

Based in Szczecin, in northern Poland, PZM operates a fleet of 68 vessels with an aggregate capacity of 2.7million dwt, according to figures released by the company.

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