Last Friday (24th July) the keel for the a partly outfitted hull for a self-propelled cutter suction dredger which Uljanik shipyard is constructing for the company IHC Holland B.V. was laid on the slipway.

In addition to the representatives of ULJANIK shipyard, the keel laying was also attended by numerous shipowner's representatives. The Contract was signed at the end of February of last year, and the vessel that is going to be constructed is 152 meters long, 28 meters wide and 8.9 meters high. The bearing deadweight of 2,650 tonnes will be reached at a draught of 6 meters, while the upper sailing speed will be 11.5 knots. Three main engines MAN 6L48/60 each having a power 7200 kW will be mounted in the Vessel.

On 17th July 2015 Yard 510 – a LPG (liquid petroleum gas) barge for the transportation of liquefied gas constructed by ULJANIK Shipyard for the shipyard 3. MAJ, i.e. for the Swedish company Wisby Tankers AB, was launched into the sea.

The godmother at the launching was Mrs. Gracijela Sponza, Senior Purchasing Officer of the Purchasing Department of ULJANIK Shipyard, who, with the cutting of the rope, launched the barge into the sea. On this occasion Mrs. Sponza, who has been working in Uljanik for 39 years, thanked Wisby Tankers AB and ULJANIK Shipyard for the trust shown and the opportunity given to her to take part in this significant moment when the craft and the sea touched for the first time. “The honor that has been given to me has made me immeasurably proud. This day will remain with me forever,” said Mrs Sponza on the occasion.

The ceremony of christening and delivery of the newly constructed Ro-Ro passenger vessel „Brač“, the second ferry in a series of four which will be constructed by Uljanik for the company Jadrolinija, took place in Rijeka on 11th July 2014.

The honour of being the godmother of this Jadrolinija ferry was given to the Croatian para-olympian Ana Sršen, which follows Jadrolinija’s desire to have four very well known and recognized sportswomen as the godmothers of the four ferries that will be constructed by Uljanik for that same company.

On Slipway No.2 of Uljanik island the keel for yard 501 was laid on 4th July 2013. This is the first of two contracted ferries (RO-PAX) designed for the transportation of passengers, trucks and other vehicles in the Caspian Sea region, and constructed by Uljanik shipyard for the company „State Service of Maritime and River Transportation“ from Turkmenistan.

In additionto the leading people from Uljanik, Mr. Yakup Valijev, head of theForeign Relations Department of the State Service of Marine and RiverTransportation of Turkmenistan, and accompanied by his collaborators alsoattended the ceremony of keel laying. On that occasion Valijev pointed out thathe hopes for new projects and construction of vessels as Turkmenistan is constantlydeveloping its fleet.

In Uljanik, on the 14th July 2012, Hull no. 497 – „Bartolomeu Dias“ was launched to the sea from slipway no. 2. This is the second ship of a series of two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers constructed by Uljanik for the Luxembourg company Jan De Nul S.A. Luxembourg G.D.

The partner of Michiel Himpe, one of the main inspectors of JAN DE NUL, Ms Katrijn Coene, released the ship into the sea by the traditional cutting of the rope and expressed her wishes to both the crew and the ship for long and happy sailings. The guests who were present were addressed with a few words by Mr. Eduard Milovan, Member of the Managing Board and Director of the Production Department who, among other things, stressed the extraordinary collaboration with all the shipowner’s representatives which shall very soon be continued with the realization of new projects and new floating objects.

Mr. Milovan stressed the fact that all can be very satisfied with the job performed and that all works are continuing to be performed in accordance with the schedule, which is a guarantee that the delivery will follow as agreed. At the end, Milovan also thanked the inspectors of “Bureau Veritas” as well as all Uljanik workers and Uljanik subcontractors for the fifth launching this year which was realized despite very demanding weather conditions.

With a deadweight of 26,000 tonnes, “Bartolomeu Dias” is 147.6 m long, 30 m broad, and the ship and its working equipment will be powered by two main diesel engines of 7200 kW each. The depth from which the ship will be sucking material will range from 42 to 50 meters.

The Shipbuilding Contract for the construction was signed in July 2010 while the keel was laid last February.