According to the latest news from Viktor Lenac, the Croatian shipyard has signed a contract on a series of additional repairs on the USS Mount Whitney.
Just to remind you, last December the USS Mount Whitney, the flagship of the Sixth Fleet of the US Navy, arrived to the Viktor Lenac shipyard in Rijeka for overhaul that was supposed to be finished by July 2017. However, a number of new works has been agreed upon that will boost the shipyard’s revenues and favourably affect business results and stable employment capacity. The additional works are to be completed by mid-September this year.
The USS flagship has already visited the Croatian shipyard four times and has chosen Viktor Lenac again for another major upgrading of the warship in order to additionally modernize the ship and prolong her working life span.
The basic contract on overhauling of the American warship was worth $21 million; however, three months ago the Croatian shipyard announced that in case of activation of additional options, the total value of the project could reach almost $30 million.
Viktor Lenac is one of the leading shipyards in the Mediterranean. Founded in 1896, the shipyard has a long tradition of ship repair and conversion and was among the first in the world to introduce ship lengthening.
In 2016, the Croatian shipyard achieved 274 million Kunas in revenue and 1,45 million Kunas in profits.