A river tanker of 136 meters and only 855 tons is being built at Shipyard Begej, a new generation marking the modernization of navigation in the whole world.
Marko Prazic, the shipyard's director, says that they can say with pride that the shipyard is fully operational, the city's website reports.
– Our plan was to employ 75 people, but we exceeded that number and we have 130 people here at the moment, which exceeds my initial expectation. In addition to Shipyard Begej, the company Rubikon has also owned Shipyard Bomex since November 2019, also bought out of bankruptcy. With those two shipyards, there is currently no company in Europe with a larger capacity for the production of vessels – Prazic said.
He also said that agreements on the construction of other ships had already been signed and that they also aimed to invest in Bomex and increase the number of employees from the current 25.
– Bomex is currently in an investment process, we are buying new equipment and making slipways operational – he said.
The mayor of Zrenjanin, Cedomir Janjic, pointed out that he was glad that Shipyard Begej had recovered.
– I am delighted with the plans and projects, including the building of new tankers and the planned repairs, which director Marko Prazic showed me today. I believe that the shipyard will draw attention from numerous ship-owners in Europe and the world – Janjic said.
Rubikon Shipping Company from Belgrade became the owner of Shipyard Begej in bankruptcy in 2016, when the Board of Creditors made the pertinent decision, accepting the company's offer, worth RSD 96 million.