Letter of Intent on Construction of Discovery Yachts at Uljanik Signed

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ZAGREB, February 11, 2019 – The recently chosen strategic partner for the restructuring of the Pula-based Uljanik shipbuilding group, a consortium consisting of the Croatian company DIV and Italy’s Fincantieri, on Monday signed a letter of intent with the Australian Scenic group on cooperation in the construction of ultra-luxury cruise ships, the Pula dock said.

Uljanik’s management and supervisory board on February 7 chose Brodograđevna Industrija Split, which is part of the DIV group, and Italy’s Fincantieri as its strategic partner for the restructuring of that ailing shipbuilding group.

The letter of intent refers to cooperation on a project whereby Scenic wants to expand its fleet of revolutionary discovery yachts.

Scenic President Glen Moroney said that he believed the shipyard’s financial challenges of the past 18 months would end now and that the shipyard would be able to focus on completing the Scenic Eclipse vessel.

He added that construction work on the Scenic Eclipse 2 would start as soon as the restructuring programme for Uljanik was approved, noting that detailed work had already started on designing an entirely new series of discovery vessels, consisting of several ultra-luxury cruise ships, to be built for the Scenic group, the shipyard said.

The shipyard’s CEO Emil Bulić said that Scenic’s decision to have the Scenic Eclipse completed by Uljanik, despite the fact that Uljanik was going through the most difficult period in its long history, was of great importance for the survival of the shipyard and the continuation of its business processes.

The Scenic group was one of the companies that submitted a bid for strategic partnership in the restructuring of Uljanik.

More news on the Uljanik shipyard can be found in the Business section.


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