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February 7, 2019

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Uljanik chooses which strategic partner Brodosplit (DIV), that it has introduced an offer with Fincantieri

In the ship yard of Ancona of the Italian group "Viking Jupiter" is delivered to the new cruise ship

Today the navalmeccanica society Croatian Uljanik has selected which strategic partner of the company the shipbuilding society Brodosplit di Spalato, that it takes part of Croatian group DIV and that has participated to the procedure for the choice of the partner who will participate to the restructure of the Uljanik with a proposal defined with the navalmeccanico group Italian Fincantieri(on November 23, 2018 and 28 January 2019). According to trade-union, various sources possible investor have participated to the procedure and have had approached the inside information to the interested ones, but the single introduced offer has been that of DIV-Fincantieri.

Specifying that with the strategic partner a contract will come undersigned in order to reach the elaboration of a program of acceptable and realizable business restructure, Uljanik has remembered that the strategic partner will be able, through a recapitalization, to become associate owner of the company.

While, always today, near the plant of the Fincantieri to Ancona the ceremony of delivery of Viking Jupiter has been carried out, the sixth cruise ship that the Italian company has constructed for the society owner of a shipping company Viking Cruises. Viking Jupiter, as the twin units, places itself in the segment of market of unit of small dimensions: he has in fact a tonnage of about 47.800 tons, is equipped of 465 cabins and he can accommodate 930 passengers.

The first ship of the series, Viking Star, is realized in the yard of Marghera and delivered in 2015. The next units, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Orion, delivered in 2016, 2017 and 2018, are constructed to Ancona. Fincantieri has remembered that others ten units, included those as an option, will take the sea from the Italian plants between 2021 and 2027. Moreover the controlled Vard, with Fincantieri, is being specialized also in the construction of type unit expedition and in such context it has acquired an order from Viking for two special cruise ships that will be realized in the yards of the group.

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