YARD 490 “Punta” launched
In Uljanik, on Saturday 24th June, Hull no. 490 – “Punta”, constructed by ULJANIK Shipyard for the company United Shipping Service, that is Uljanik Plovidba, was launched from slipway no. 1.
This ship has been constructed for the transport of bulk cargo and has a deadweight of 52,000 tons, length 189.90 m and width 32.24 meters, with a speed of 15 knots achieved by Uljanik’s MAN 6S50MC-C7 engine generating a power of 8,600 kW at 212 rpm.
The ship was released into the sea by the traditional cutting of the rope by Miss Maša Srdić, a school-leaving student. Mr. Eduard Milovan, member of the Management Board of Uljanik emphasized among other things that we should be satisfied with the job and that the ship is at a high level of completion, with the delivery planned for autumn of this current year. “A great contribution for that can be attributed to the inspectors of the company Uljanik Plovidba to whom I would like to congratulate and thank for the good business collaboration. I would also like to thank for their help the inspectors of Croatian Ship Register and Bureau Veritas,” was concluded by Milovan.
Dragutin Pavletić, director of Uljanik Plovidba, stressed his satisfaction with the construction of four new bulk cargo ships in Uljanik.
The contract for the construction of “Punta” was signed on 28th June 2010, while the keel for same was laid on 28th October 2011. With the construction of these ships Uljanik maintains production continuity at a time when the shipbuilding industry has not yet fully recovered.