A contract has been signed between the French shipbuilding company OSEA and the Ukrainian company NIBULON for the construction of five ships for the needs of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Production will be concentrated in Mykolayiv.
Ukrainian border guards will receive 20 such ships, 15 of which will be built in France. The transfer of the first ship will take place in Odessa. It is planned that it will be launched on December 9. In January 2022, the ship’s crew will undergo special retraining with French specialists.
Implementation of the project became possible due to the signing in 2019 of a framework intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and France. In total, it provides loans to the French government and leading European banks for the construction of French ships in the amount of EUR 136.5 million with the localization of production in Ukraine.
The agreement was signed by representatives of two shipbuilding companies. On the Ukrainian side, Bohdan Muzyka, Deputy General Director for Economics of JV NIBULON LLC, and Gonzak Delanoi, OSEA Procurement Director, on the French side.