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Maritime sector – Shipbuilding

The shipbuilding industry is one of the most dynamicaly developing sectors of the region’s economy. The Tricity shipyard’s product portfolio includes highly specialized vessels, such as cable layers, heavy lift jack-up and LNG-powered vessels, wind towers, arctic container ships and exclusive yachts.

Remontowa Group is one of the biggest companies in the sector. Its core business includes ship repairs and construction of specialised vessels, such as arctic containers ships, heavy lift jack-up or LNG-powered vessels. In the recent years the shipyard launched a number of hybrid powered ferries, which perfectly meets today’s trends in the short sea transportation.

Other leading companies include Crist shipyard (construction of heavy lift jack-up units), Energomontaz – Polnoc Gdynia (EPG), Mostostal Pomorze (construction of steel structures for the maritime industry), Nauta (ship repairs), GSG Tower (wind towers) or Kongsberg Maritime, previously Rolls Royce  (deck winches and engine service).

Cargo ship in the harbor at sunset. Gdansk, Poland.
Cargo ship in the harbor at sunset. Gdansk, Poland.

The Polish yacht industry is the world leader on the most popular segment for 6-9 meters long motor boats (Poland ranks 2 after the USA in this category). Numerous companies operating in the region include Sunreef Yachts, Admiral Boats or Conrad Shipard as the prime examples.

In addition to production, ship design companies are also thriving in Tricity giving employment to over a 1000 engineers.

Among the completed projects, the heavy lift jack-up Innovation vessel (built by the Crist shipyard for EUR 200 million) should be mentioned. Cable layer Siem Aimery (built by the Remontowa Shipyard), is another example of advanced projects delivered in recent years. Siem Aimery alone is one of the most expensive and most technologically advanced projects ever undertaken by the Polish shipbuilding industry.

Specialised vessel production in Pomerania
Specialised vessel production in Pomerania

The world’s leading classification societies – DNV GL, Lloyds Register and American Bureau of Shipping – have their headquarters in TriCity. DNV GL’s office in Gdynia employs over 200 engineers. ICD Poland (part of the Vard group) and Kongsberg Maritime (previously Rolls-Royce Marine Poland),are also successfully developing their operations in Pomerania. Pomerania is home to two major research and design centers: the Ship Design and Research Centre S.A. (CTO) and the Maritime Technology Center (CTM).

 

Ship design centers in Tri-City
Ship design centers in Tricity

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