Vessel Valovine left ULJANIK Shipyard

Following the delivery of yard 491 Valovine to the shipowner Maritime Transport Pula Four Inc Monrovia, Liberia in Uljanik last Friday, a Protocol on the lease of the ship was signed on Saturday 2nd July. The Protocol on lease was signed between the company Maritime Transport and Uljanik Plovidba, the company that will actually navigate the ship on the market of global maritime transport. In the presence of the President of the Management Board of ULJANIK Group, Mr. Gianni Rossanda, and the Director of Uljanik Plovidba, Mr. Dragutin Pavletić, the Protocol was signed by Mr. Elvis Pahljina, Assistant to the President of Management Board of ULJANIK Group and Mr. Darko Šorc, Assistant to the Director of Uljanik Plovidba. The signing of the Protocol was supported by the Minister for Tourism, Mr. Anton Kliman, Prefect of the Istrian County, Mr. Valter Flego and the Mayor of Pula, Mr. Boris Miletić, who also attended.

At this time of underemployment, besides Valovine, another three ships with the same characteristics were built in Uljanik with the aim of preserving the shipbuilding system and maintaining continuity of employment of own production capacities and workers in times when there was no significant movement on the shipbuilding market.

The President of the Management Board of ULJANIK Group, Mr. Gianni Rossanda, emphasized the fact that this is the fourth and final ship from the so-called crossover program which bridged the most difficult period of crisis affecting the shipping industry and shipbuilding in the past four years. With the ship Valovine, as well as with the previous three ships for the transportation of bulk cargo, the stated strategic aims of ULJANIK Group have been fully realized in a way that a very complex shipbuilding process has successfully overcome the crisis that has destroyed many shipyards worldwide. The ship for the transportation of bulk cargo, Valovine, has a capacity of 52000 tonnes, has a length of 189.9 m and is 32.2 m wide with a draught of 12.3 m. The main engine is manufactured in ULJANIK Strojogradnja under license from MAN. The engine itself has a power of 8,600 KW at 121 rpm enabling the ship to achieve a speed of 15.5 knots. Valovine left the shipyard in Pula yesterday, 6th July 2016 during the afternoon.