Ukraine and Denmark sign MoU for multi-purpose vessels design and technology


On December 18, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  was signed by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense of Denmark on cooperation in the development and strengthening of Ukraine's maritime potential. The signing took place during the official visit of the Minister of Defense of Denmark Trine Bramsen to Ukraine. In particular, a project for the construction of multi-purpose vessels is planned within the framework of the Memorandum. Production will be fully localized in Ukraine, and more than 50% of orders will be fulfilled by Ukrainian companies.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Completion of the first MPV80 is expected by 2024 (Picture source: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine)


"Future Ukrainian-Danish vessels will be built at the plant in Ukraine, using best practices in the design of our Danish partners, as well as modern equipment. I hope to develop our cooperation with the Kingdom of Denmark, especially in high-tech projects, "said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

The project will be implemented with the support of the Government of Denmark and the Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF). The vessels will be designed by Danish companies according to the customer's requirements.

Completion of the first MPV80 is expected by 2024. It will be able to perform dozens of functions, including search and rescue operations. The ship will be equipped with advanced developments of high-tech specialized equipment from Danish manufacturers.

It will be recalled that on behalf of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economy together with the Ministry of Infrastructure is launching a program to restore Ukrainian ships and engineering.


Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Signing of the Memorandum by Yuri Vaskov, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Trine Bramsen, Minister of Defense of Denmark (Picture source: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine)


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