According to the latest news from Rijeka, the Croatian shipyard Viktor Lenac is expecting a new and lucrative contract for the overhaul of the US Navy command ship USS Mount Whitney.
Aljosa Pavelin, the CEO of the one of the leading shipyards for ship repair, conversions and offshore in the Mediterranean, says that they are waiting for the completion of the tender process and for a formal decision on the final selection of a contractor.
"We submitted the best bid and we believe that this will be enough for this extremely important project to be awarded to the Croatian shipyard. If we get this job, works will begin at the end of 2016 and will last until mid-2017," said Pavelin.
A few days ago the US Department of Defence reported on its website that Viktor Lenac was awarded a $20,998,341 firm-fixed-price contract for a 179-day dry docking and overhaul of USS Mount Whitney.
"This contract includes 14 options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $31,921,042. The work will be performed in Rijeka, Croatia, and is expected to be completed by July 2017," the US Department of Defence said.