MSPO 2015: Remontowa Shipbuilding Unveiled Several New Projects to Answer Polish Navy Needs

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MSPO 2015: Remontowa Shipbuilding Unveiled Several New Projects to Answer Polish Navy Needs
 
At MSPO 2015, the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Poland which took place in Kielce from the 1 to 4 September 2015, Polish shipyard Remontowa Shipbuilding was showcasing several ongoing projects it is currently developing in order to answer future Polish navy needs such as the Batlyk, Supply or Magneto programs.
     
Conceptual images: Remontowa Logistic Support Ship codename OWL "Baltyk"
     
Conceptual images: Remontowa Logistic Support Ship codename OWL "Baltyk" Conceptual images: Remontowa Logistic Support Ship codename OWL "Baltyk"
     
The first and largest project unveiled by Remontowa at MSPO 2015 is the OWL Baltyk. It is developed to answer a future Polish Navy need for ocean going support vessel(s). The main characteristics of the vessel are the following: Length over all 139.6 meters; Maximum Breadth 24 meters; Displacement of 14,000 tons.

Talking to Navy Recognition, Remontowa Shipbuilding Director of Navy Projects stressed that the vessel was still at project phase (with two designs being studied as seen above) and the images conceptual, but based on the computer generated images (CGI), OWL "Baltyk" is fitted with a Rheinmetall Millennium 35mm CIWS as main gun at the bow, 4x Rheinmetall MASS decoy systems (2 on top of the bridge, 2 on top of the helicopter hangar), 4x 12.7mm machine gun mounts (same location), 1x Phalanx CIWS on top of the helicopter hangar. The project features a large helicopter deck and hangar, a large crane and space to store close to 12 standard iso containers. One of the designs features an additional davit to store and deploy a large Solas life boat with capacity for over 100 people (in addition to the two present for RHIBs).
     
Conceptual image: Replenishment Tanker (Zbiornikowiec codename "Supply")Conceptual image: Replenishment Tanker (Zbiornikowiec codename "Supply")
     
Remontowa's second largest project unveiled at MSPO 2015 is a replenishment tanker (Zbiornikowiec codename "Supply"). This project has a length overall of 106 meters, a breadth of 18 meters for a displacement of 5,700 tons.

This design could be pitched by Remontowa Shipbuilding to answer a future Polish Ministry of National Defence need to replace the existing ORP Baltyk, a 2,900 tons fleet tanker which was launched in 1988.

As for the Logistic Support Ship project above, the fleet tanker is still at project phase and the images conceptual, but based on the CGI, this replenishment tanker is fitted with: a Rheinmetall Millennium 35mm CIWS as main gun at the bow, 2x Rheinmetall MASS decoy systems on top of the bridge, 4x machine gun mounts, a helicopter deck, a large crane, space to store 8 standard iso containers and 2 RHIBs.
     
Conceptual image: Degaussing Ship codename "Magneto"Conceptual image: Degaussing Ship codename "Magneto"
     
Another project unveiled by Remontowa at MSPO 2015 is the Degaussing Ship codename "Magneto". It should be based on the same hull of the Kormoran II mine counter measure vessel which was very recently launched by Remontowa.

Based on the image, the Magneto project vessel is fitted with the same turret as the Kormoran II vessel (a ), 2x machine gun mounts, 2x RHIBs stored behind the bridge and a third one on ramp at the stern. There is a small platform for VERTREP (vertical replenishment) and maybe deploying and recovering VTOL UAVs.

Magneto has a length of 59 meters, breadth of 11.3 meters for a displacement of 930 tons.
     
Scale model of THV Galatea on Remontowa stand at MSPO 2015. A multi-function rescue vessel could be based on the same design.Scale model of THV Galatea on Remontowa stand at MSPO 2015. A multi-function rescue vessel for the Polish Navy could be based on the same design.
     
Remontowa was also showcasing a scale model of an existing (civilian) vessel: The THV Galatea. THV Galatea is a lighthouse tender operated by Trinity House, the body responsible for the operation of lighthouses and marine navigation aids around the coasts of England, Wales and the Channel Islands. It was launched in July 2006.

Remontowa plans to use the same base to answer the future "Ratownik" (Polish word for "Rescuer") program which calls for two multi-function rescue vessels capable of supporting and rescuing not just surface ships but submarines as well. The Polish Navy launched a tender for two diesel electric submarines (Orka program) and these "Ratownik" vessels should be procured when construction of the future Polish Navy submarines have started.

THV Galatea has a length of 84 meters for a displacement of 3569 tons. It is fitted with a forward helicopter flight deck on top of the bow.
 

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