A 25 million euro investment for Jadrolinija.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 21st of March, 2018, A preliminary design has been commissioned to realise the concept of a somewhat smaller, and therefore substantially cheaper ferry for Croatia’s Jadrolinija, designed mainly for remote, offshore islands.
According to the new conceptual design, Jadrolinija’s new ship destined for Croatia’s more remote islands should have the capacity for 900 passengers and 200 vehicles, and the value of this investment is estimated at around 25 million euro.
That amount is more than considerably less than the one originally projected under the ferry company’s former management, headed by Alan Klanac, when the price of 50 million euro was projected, according to a report from Novi list.
After the personnel changes at the helm of Jadrolinija, and following the appointment of David Sopta as head of the company, it was concluded the original projection for the project was an overall unjustified expense, so a re-design project was ordered in order to bring the concept of a slightly smaller, and therefore significantly cheaper ferry for the country’s more remote islands, to its eventual fruition.
As things currently stand, instead of the previously suggested 120 metre long vessel, the planned length of the ferry is 102.6 metres, while the current capacity of 1,500 will be reduced to 900 passengers and 200 vehicles.