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OSI Strengthens its European Presence

  • OSI and PGZ SW formalize Long-Term Partnership Agreement (LTPA)
  • PGZ SW to be an OSI-certified regional support centre
  • Training to be provided by OSI followed by the launch of support facilities
  • OSI preferred partner for new-build and retrofit WECDIS-based navigation systems

September 12, 2023 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the finalization of a Long-Term Partnership Agreement (LTPA) with PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard (PGZ SW).

The initial signing occurred in May 2023 at the PGZ SW shipyard and Naval Port, Gdynia, with the final ratification and completion of the LTPA held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“The relationship with PGZ SW is significant for OSI,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President & CEO, OSI. “Poland is increasingly becoming a regional hub for the defence industry and is well placed to support business growth in the naval navigation market.”

OSI will be PGZ SW’s preferred partner for all new-build and retrofit WECDIS-based navigation in the Polish Navy. In addition, PGZ SW will be certified by OSI as an Assured Service Provider and Authorised Representative. The agreement will involve training local PGZ SW staff to conduct installations, set-to-work, and commissioning activities while offering service support to Polish and other NATO assets in the Baltic, delivering a “One-Stop-Shop” approach. Naval crew members’ training will follow in late 2023, and at the same time, PGZ SW will begin developing a Navigation Laboratory and Mission System Integration Facility.

Jim Davison, VP, Business Development, added, “OSI is very fortunate to have a partnership with PGZ SW; they are a very progressive company and offer a depth of expertise in shipbuilding, and we’d like to congratulate them on the steel cutting day for ‘ORP Wicher’ first in class of the Miecznik Program Frigates.

OSI’s relationship with PGZ SW has been evident for many years, beginning with a contract for the Kormoran Program vessels’ hulls two to six.

For more information: Simon Wills +1 778-373-4655

About PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Sp. Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard is part of PGZ (Polish Armament Group). PGZ acquired Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej in 2017. Stocznia Wojenna has had a relationship with the Polish Navy since 1922 and has developed very high standards for operational and production efficiencies in designing, rebuilding, constructing, modernizing, and maintaining Navy vessels, commercial ships, and floating structures. PGZ SW also specializes in explicit and crypto communication and navigation systems for navy forces. Head Office: Śmidowicza Street 48, Gdynia 81-127, Poland