Cenzin (PGZ Group) will be a broker and co-ordinator in a deal concerning supply of six sea-going search and rescue (SAR) vessels to Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Polish yard responsible for design of the series and construction of the initial units will be Remontowa Shipbuilding SA. Polish President Andrzej Duda and Vietnamese president Trần Đại Quang signed a framework loan agreement in Hanoi on the construction of six search and rescue ships on November 28, 2017.
Remontowa Shipbuilding SA, member of Remontowa Holding capital group, will be involved in construction of SAR vessels.
Under the terms of contract, valued at EUR 200 million (USD 237 million), Remontowa Shipbuilding in Gdańsk will build the first two vessels. The second batch of four will be built in Vietnam, with Poland providing technology transfer and material kits.
The agreement also covers design documentation. Polish specialists will also attend works at Vietnamese yards.
The concept design of the vessels has been developed by Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting of Remontowa Holding.
According to Cenzin, the contract is expected to be signed in the coming months, and the construction of the first ship will begin in 2018. The project should be implemented within four years.
The agreement has been reached after lengthy negotiations with National Committee for Search and Rescue (NCSR) of Vietnam, with signing, early 2016 in Hanoi, the agreement by Remontowa Shipbuilding and designated Vietnamese yards.
Highly specialized SAR vessels allow to render medical support, long-lasting search and rescue operations in any weather conditions.