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The city of Gdansk and Gdansk Sea Lines welcome launching of their new vessel

On July 4, 2008, the launching and christening of the multipurpose cargo vessel Gdańsk, took place at Remontowa SA.

The Sponsor of the ship is Mrs. Teresa Adamowicz, mother of current city mayor of Gdańsk, Pawel Adamowicz.

The ship launched, yard no. B 603/2, is the second unit of the REM 120 type, built at Northern Shipyard (Stocznia Polnocna SA) for Gdanskie Linie Morskie (Gdansk Sea Lines - GSL).

By the end of this year GSL expects to have three ships in operation - the two above mentioned newbuildings - multipurpose cargo vessels with havy-lift capability and a second-hand bulkcarrier.

Remontowa has established itself not only as an experienced shiprepair market leader, performing also extensive and complex ships and offshore structures conversions and upgrades, but is becoming ever stronger player on the newbuilding market, especially through its subsidiary - Stocznia Północna (Northern Shipyard) as well.
Now REMONTOWA Group enters shipowning and ship operations sector.
The first ship in B 603 series will be chartered to German operator BBC Chartering & Logistic. So far REMONTOWA Group has eight units of the REM 120 type in its orderbook.
The ships are suitable for carriage of containers (also refrigerated ones), general and break-bulk cargoes, hazardous cargoes, as well as heavy and oversized units, with unrestricted areas of operation, including Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Seaway.
The conceptual design of the REM 120 type vessel was developed in-house at Remontowa and its subsidiary - NED naval architecture and marine engineering consultants, while the refinement and development of the design, including of technical and workshop documentation was the result of co-operation of NED, Remontowa's design office, Szczecin New Shipyard and IT-REM (the latter also being a member of Remontowa Group) according to the rules and under the supervision of Germanischer Lloyd.

The REM 120 type multipurpose cargo vessel's principal particulars

Length OA 122.45 m
Length BP  115.15 m
Breadth moulded  18.20 m
Depth9.50 m
Draught7.15 m
Deadweight7500 t
Container capacity  533 TEU
Cargo gear   2 x 120 t SWL cranes (capable of working in tandem)
Main engine  1 x MaK 9M32C (Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG)
Main engine power 4320 kW (5873 HP)
Service speed     15 knots
Tunnel thruster1 (fore)

     Gdansk was launched according to a new method, not previously exercised at Remontowa SA. The ship was built on land, then moved onto a floating dock, to be eventually launched, on July 4, by typical procedure of sinking the floating dock. The new hull assembly and launching production line enables ships up to 135 m in length and 24 m wide to be built and launched.

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