Vasil Kisil & Partners advises OCEA in contracting Nibulon for building fast patrol boats for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine


On 30 November 2021 French leader of aluminum shipbuilding OCEA S. A. and Ukrainian shipyard for complete vessels NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard LLC entered into agreement to build five fast patrol boats type OCEA FPB 98 MKI. The patrol boats are intended to foster Ukraine’s maritime security.

The launching ceremony of the BG201, the first OCEA FPB 98 MKI of a fleet of twenty units, took place on Thursday, 09 December 2021 at OCEA site in Les Sables d’Olonne. His Excellency, Mr. Vadym Omelchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine in France, and representative of the French Government were present at the ceremony.

The boats once constructed will be transferred to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, as provided by 2019 Framework Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the French Republic on official support for strengthening maritime security and defense of Ukraine.

The legal team of Vasil Kisil & Partners, including Oleg Alyoshin, partner, Alexander Borodkin, partner, Dmytro Saranchuk, associate, advised OCEA on contractual and tax matters in course of preparing the deal.

OCEA S. A. is a French leader of aluminum shipbuilding with more than 300 vessels delivered, OCEA’s sales and marketing presence cover about 80 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Central America.