ONEX Neorion Shipyards
& Israel Shipyards Ltd. Cooperation
EAST MED COLLABORATION
In February 2020 ONEX Neorion Shipyards and Israel Shipyards proceeded with a contract for the co-production and co-development of vessels. The agreement between ONEX Neorion Shipyards and Israel Shipyards was a positive and symbolic development which is part of the overall framework for strengthening Greece’s cooperation and strategic relationship with Israel.
The strategic co-operation of ONEX Shipyards and Israel Shipyards will turn Greece into a leader again, both locally and internationally in the new shipbuilding construction sector, in addition to bringing the two countries closer than ever before by opening the energy routes of the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond, with the support of the U.S government since ONEX Shipyards is a U.S company with a vision to create the leading US Shipyards- port complex& logistics hub in the region.
Thus, this collaboration is fully in line with Eastern Mediterranean philosophy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EastMed_pipeline) and will provide success, through technology and the development of domestic capabilities for generations to come, having created an international print for vessels manufactured in Greece. Israel Shipyards contributes greatly to this cooperation by providing solutions for the Greek Navy, but also the Navy of many other countries.
Through this cooperation between Israel Shipyards and ONEX Neorion Shipyards the design and construction of a Naval combat battle ship emerges by the name of Themistocles Corvette. Themistocles was a brilliant strategist and politician who was the navy leader with the idea behind the victory against the Persians at the Battle of Salamis. Because the Battle of Salamis saved Greece from being absorbed into the Persian Empire, it essentially ensured the emergence of Western civilization as a major force in the world. Many historians have therefore ranked the Battle of Salamis as one of the most decisive military engagements of all times. Celebrating the 2,500 years since this significant historic Battle the cooperating shipyards name their corvette after Themistocles who is considered by many as the Father of Naval Warfare.