ZAGREB, Dec 18 (Hina) – The U.S. Department of Defense attache in Croatia, Col. Matthew Denny, on Friday visited the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, learning about current and future projects as well as its production capabilities.
Denny was accompanied by Lt. Bradley Ritzel, head of the US EUCOM Office of Defense Cooperation in Croatia, Brodosplit said in a press release.
The visit to Brodosplit, a modern, state-of-the-art shipyard, was very impressive. The quality of construction of the military coastal patrol ships, the various civilian ships, and the construction of non-ships to include the components for maritime windmills and water management components, highlight the depth and talent of the company’s design, engineering, and construction capability, Denny said.
The company clearly meets and exceeds the requirements of clients and leverages years of experience in building high-quality products. I am pleased to observe this innovative Croatian know-how and look forward to highlighting this capability, he added.
Brodosplit executives informed the guests about current projects and announced several new ones in shipbuilding, non-shipbuilding, and renewable energy sources, as well as acquainting them with the capacities and production capabilities of the company.
The tour of the production plant focused on the upcoming delivery of a polar cruise ship built for the American client Quark Expeditions and the continuation of the construction of coastal patrol ships whereby Brodosplit returned to the niche of military shipbuilding after the delivery of the prototype Omis to the Croatian Navy, Brodosplit said.