Joint forces of polish shipyard JABO and Seatech Engineering to design and build a vessel for IMGW
Joint forces of polish shipyard JABO and Seatech Engineering to design and build a vessel for IMGW dedicated for weather buoys maintenance on the Baltic Sea.
Instytut Meteorologii i Gospodarki Wodnej IMGW (Institute of Meteorology and Water Management) signed a contract for the construction of a training and maintenance vessel dedicated to operate survey network on the Baltic Sea. The unit will be built by Gdańsk shipyard JABO and designed by Seatech Engineering.
– “We signed the contract with the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management for the construction of the unit on May 24, 2023. Planned delivery date of the vessel is April 2025. Following numerous meetings, we decided to select Seatech Engineering as the main designer for this project and signed the contract on July 20. I believe that the combination of two such experienced companies will allow us to create a unit that meets the expectations of IMGW and confirms our willingness to build vessels for the offshore wind industry, which will soon be needed to operate Polish wind farms on the Baltic.” – notes Jan Wierzchowski, Owner of JABO Shipyard.
– “This project is what we really like and what we are really good at – a small specialized catamaran, of unusual use. Catamarans require a different approach than monohull vessels due to their construction, which makes it necessary to be extremely vigilant about the torsional strength of the structure. On the other hand, it is important to control the weight of all components from the very beginning, starting with the concept of the ship, because catamarans are very “balance sensitive”, and even more so the small ones. However, I am absolutely sure about this issue as we have a lot of experience in designing catamarans and good references from previous projects.” – pointes out Adam Ślipy, CEO at Seatech Engineering.
– “Therefore, we are extremely pleased that JABO shipyard trusted our experience, and I am confident that together we will complete SE-216 project within the contractual deadlines and with high quality that IMGW expects from both of us.”
SE-216 project is a 17,0m long and 9,2m wide aluminium catamaran with a large working deck at the stern, providing the ability to operate survey buoys located on the Baltic Sea. Vessel’s autonomy is set at 4 days, providing the ability to cover up to 400 miles. The crew consists of 4 people.
The design and construction of the ship will be carried out under Polski Rejestr Statków PRS (Polish Register of Shipping).