Team Electric is to provide electric systems consultancy and installation services to Remontowa Shiprepair Yard, Gdansk for three newbuilding Polsteam ropaxes.
The three-year agreement coincides with the Finnish turnkey engineering solutions provider opening Team Electric (Poland), based in Gdynia, as a subsidiary.
With capacity for 4,100 lane metres and 400 pax, the three ships represent Remontowa’s debut as a newbuilding yard.
The ropaxes will utilise LNG as a fuel and also offer battery power as part of their hybrid propulsion systems.
Two will be operated by Unity Line, with the third by Polferries.
The first 195.6 m long ship is due delivery by the end of 2025.
On each Polsteam ship, Team Electric personnel will project manage bridge systems’ installation (including navigation and satcomms), as well as providing solutions for air conditioning rooms, the emergency generator room, crew accommodation and across several other on board applications.
“This is a decisive step for Team Electric in Poland and establishes a strategic relationship with Remontowa,” said Mattias Jörgensen, CEO, Team Electric.
“Electrical systems are a key deliverable on any newbuilding, repair or conversion project.
“Conversations we are having with clients indicate that the Team Electric/Remontowa combination will also be a highly attractive proposition where energy efficiency projects for existing ships are concerned.”
Remontowa’s shiprepair and conversion activities currently include around 200 ship dockings per year.
Team Electric’s new Polish subsidiary will be managed by Dawid Janik, Director Procurement, whose tasks include simplifying and enhancing hiring arrangements for workers domiciled in Poland, whether engaged at home yards, at other European yards or beyond.
“Establishing Team Electric S.A. as a separate entity in Poland made perfect sense at this time, and it will strengthen the ties we have developed over many years with Poland’s talented shipyard workforce, to develop employment opportunities locally and as a core part of the skills pool supporting our global activities,” said Jörgensen.