Uljanik’s woes continue as workers endure difficult times and strategic partners for the enfeebled Pula shipyard’s appear to be moving cautiously and slowly. Despite that, the burdened Croatian shipyard is currently involved in completing the construction of the most expensive vessel constructed in any shipyard in the Republic of Croatia.
As Novac.hr/Barbara Ban writes on the 18th of January, 2019, Australian Glen Moroney’s Scenic Eclipse polar cruiser of the Scenic Group is currently in its final phases at Uljanik.
The outside molding of this luxurious polar vessel, which was worked on by as many as 400 to 700 people was completed, out of which about ten percent of Uljanik’s employees were directly engaged. The rest of the ship has been being built by some of Uljanik’s co-operatives and people from the Scenic Group itself. When finally finished, it will be part of a fleet of twenty luxury cruisers of which the aforementioned company is proud.
In addition, the vessel should be receiving its very first guests as early as this year, albeit with a great deal of delays given the fact that it was supposed to embark on its first trip at the end of August 2018. Work on the boat is now continuing without interruption, and on his first voyage, the cruiser will travel around the Mediterranean, with its first port of call being Barcelona. Booking for that trip has gone ahead, and because of the unwelcome delay the prices are somewhat less than they were originally. For all those who booked the first trip when the vessel was meant to be completed last summer, the company refunded customers their cancellation fees.
”This cruiser is one of the most complex vessels in its segment being built today on a global level and we’re proud of it. We experienced significant difficulties where there was a shift in deadlines, however, Uljanik possesses the knowledge to create such a vessel in record time in relation to the circumstances. On several occasions, the owner himself emphasised that, in relation to the circumstances, the execution time was something beyond his expectations. The ship is now in its final phase,” stated Uljanik’s managing director Emil Bulić.
Otherwise, the Scenic Group commissioned another such vessel from Uljanik, and Uljanik has offered assurances that the shipowner has no intent of terminating this contract which was concluded a year ago. On the other hand, Australia’s Moroney is one of the investors who is interested in Uljanik himself.
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