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Damen to redevelop refit yard Bijela in Montenegro

Refit Business

Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with Adriatic Marinas and the government of Montenegro to redevelop the former Bijela shipyard in Boka Bay into a superyacht refit and repair facility. Bijela shipyard in MontenegroPhoto: Porto MontenegroFollowing the completion of the redevelopment of the yard in early 2020, it will be transformed into a superyacht refit and repair facility. The new yard is expected to be completed by early 2021. The redevelopment is set to create over 300 new jobs, bring trained workers back to the marine Industry in Montenegro.
Damen, Adriatic Marinas and the government of Montenegro aim to have started a preliminary refit operation on the Western part of the yard site by winter 2019, early 2020. Bijela shipyard in MontenegroPhoto: Porto Montenegro“Together with our partners we take a long-term view on making yacht maintenance and refit in Montenegro a success,” commented Rene Berkvens, Damen’s CEO. “A strong customer base at Porto Montenegro and yacht maintenance and refit skills within the Damen Group will contribute to the success of this venture.”

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