Polish Navy – Tugs Tender Concluded

  • Out of the Polish companies, ZM Tarnów S.A. [Tarnów Mechanical Works] facility designed a repeating rifle using the .338 ammunition, also known as Alex. Image Credit: ZM Tarnów.

The Armament Inspectorate has published information, related to conclusion of a tender, the goal of which is to manufacture six tugboats for the Polish Navy. 

The winning offer has been placed by the Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. shipyard from Gdansk which, as the sole entity, fully complied with all of the requirements defined by the terms of reference, and gained 100 points for meeting the criteria as follows: price – 70 points, guarantee – 15 points, maintenance – 15 points.

The tender, organized under the name of "Technical security and maritime rescue operations known as HOLOWNIK" (No. IU/243/XI-81/ZO/NZO/DOS/Z/2014) was announced on 22nd December 2014. Besides the winning party, Damen Shipyards Gdynia S.A. and Stocznia Remontowa "Nauta" S.A. also submitted their offers which, within the tendering procedure, were subsequently rejected.

According to the tender assumptions, the tugboats are to be utilized for pulling purposes, recovering the damaged vessels, carrying out SAR operations, transporting the supplies and personnel, recovering the personnel from the water and transporting the torpedoes. The tugs in question shall also be capable of neutralizing the effects of oil spills.

The winning party will have 60 months to deliver the boats from the moment when the order is placed, while the Command of the Gdynia Naval Port is said to be the delivery destination.