Szczecin Shipyard

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Stocznia Szczecińska
Nowa Sp. z o.o.
Industry Shipbuilding
Founded 1948 (as Stocznia Szczecińska)
Headquarters Szczecin, Poland
Services Shipbuilding
Ship repair
Website www.ssn.pl
Szczecin Shipyard in Szczecin, Poland

Szczecin Shipyard or New Szczecin Shipyard (Polish: Stocznia Szczecińska Nowa) was a shipyard in the city of Szczecin, Poland. Formerly known as Stocznia Szczecińska Porta Holding S.A. (until 2002) or Stocznia im. Adolfa Warskiego. The shipyard specialized in the construction of container ships, chemicals transport ships, multi-purpose ships and Con-Ro ships. It employed about 4400 people, and the executive director was Andrzej Markowski. It had the ISO 9001:2000 certificate.

It was founded in the aftermath of World War II, when the important German port of Stettin was taken over by Poland and renamed Szczecin. The state-owned shipyard then inherited the assets of the former German shipbuilding giant AG Vulcan Stettin.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the shipyard was one of the most important centers of anticommunist resistance in Poland (see: Polish 1970 protests, Solidarity).

It was the 5th biggest shipyard in Europe and the 40th in the world.[citation needed]

Searching for an investor[edit]

In 2009, the Polish government contracted the sale of Szczecin Shipyard and Gdynia shipyards to QInvest of Qatar.[1] However, by September the deal had fallen apart, and the government started looking for new investors.[2]

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