SHIPBUILDING: Uljanik Wins Contract to Build 4 Jadrolinija Ferries

Pula shipbuilder Uljanik won the contract to build 4 ferry boats for the state-owned ferry boat operator Jadrolinija, valued at €32 million.  The contract was signed by Jadrolinija CEO SlavkoLoncar and Uljanik CEO Ante Brajkovic.  The boats are to be built by the beginning of the 2014 tourist season and will increase Jadrolinija’s capacity to transport travelers by 10% and vehicles by 20%.

There are speculations that the tender process was manipulated, such that Uljanik offered a low-bid for the first boat and the other 3 boats were high-bid, making the total bid the most financially expensive, but qualified as the best offer.

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