"KBV 033" at the Peene Shipyard
Peene-Werft in Wolgast, part of P+S Werften, recently delivered the coast guard vessel "KBV 033" to the Swedish Coast Guard in a reflagging ceremony.
The "KBV 033" is the third in a series of four vessels that the Swedish Coast Guard has ordered from P+S Werften, which is currently under insolvency administration.
The approximately 52m-long and 10m-wide special-purpose vessels will be deployed for tasks such as monitoring shipping traffic in coastal areas, border security, customs service and fishery protection.
It is equipped for fire-fighting and oil spill recovery operations.
The new vessels will be able to operate in temperatures as cold as -25°C, the shipbuilder said.
Initially, the Swedish Coast Guard placed an order for a total of four newly built KBVs in 2008; but in the context of insolvency proceedings, the Peene shipyard could not fulfil the order completely without a new agreement.
Two of the coast guard vessels were already delivered in June and July of 2012, respectively. The new contract for the completion of the two remaining vessels in this series was negotiated with the Swedish Coast Guard by Dr Tobias Brinkmann, of insolvency administrators Brinkmann & Partner, and Axel Schulz, of P+S Werften GmbH, and was concluded in November 2012. The fourth vessel, "KBV 034", will be delivered in April.
The Peene shipyard in Wolgast, which currently has 400 employees, will be taken over by the Lürssen Group of Bremen on May 1st 2013.