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Monday 12 August 2013 | 10:26:32 | Published in News

On the end of June 2013, a new contract for two more boats between Croatian repair shipyard NCP in Šibenik and Norwegian client Moen Marinhas been signed. The value of one contract is approximately 640.000,00 EUR per boat. The contract has been signed for boats number 19 and 20, showing the continuity of successful cooperation that has started already with deliveries to Norway in 2010.

This project is a wonderful example of a successful cooperation between Croatian and Norwegian partners that presents quality, competitiveness and professionalism of Croatian boat builders in one of the most developed shipbuilding nations in the world - Norway.

From the very start of the project, the intention was to implement a new, serial production shipbuilding model that will last for many years in Croatia. Leaded by that thought, CroNoMar had a relevant role in connecting Croatian and Norwegian partners. CroNoMar is a Norwegian company that was set up in Croatia in 2009 with purpose to actively participate in further development of Croatian maritime activities as a marine/maritime oriented company with focus on creating new business activities and development of new products, services, business models within the marine/maritime field.The  one of the first results of CroNomar was a contract signed in 2009 between NCP repair shipyard and Norwegian client on a project of building aluminum catamarans for aquaculture industry in Norway.

During the implementation of the project, CroNomar is continuously working together with partners assisting them to increase competitiveness of the product. 

From the very start in 2010 up to 2013, the 10 working boats were delivered and now in 2013, meaning in only one year, the 10 more boats will be delivered.

The Norwegian client is very satisfied with the quality and delivery on time; so far some 4-5 months is the time needed for finalizing one boat, meaning that boats have been built in parallel. This project has also an additional value since it is providing a safe and constant employment for some 30-40 workers locally in Šibenik and much more related to cooperative outside sub suppliers. Just to give a short remainder, the catamarans are 13,5 m length, 7,5 m width characterized by the large crane and fast engine. They have been used on every day basics on the fish farms in Norway.

Due to the needs of Norwegian aquaculture industry, it is evidently that this project has a promising future. 

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  • Gordan Polonijo, Technical supervisor
    Gordan Polonijo, Technical supervisor

    M: +385 91 214 00 28


    Technical supervisor in CroNoMar, Croatian. MSc in Mechanical engineering - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture Zagreb, 17 years of experience in shipbuilding on various new building such as Cutter suction dredger, Jack Up platform, Chemical tankers, Livestock carrier, Car Carrier, Fisherman vessel, Bulk carrier, LPG tanks, Cable layer, Suction Hopper dredger, etc. In Uljanik Shipyard I was Head of QA/QC dept. I’m also playing a role as a member of Board of the director in Croatian society of Nondestructive testing HDKBR.

  • Malvin Villabø, CEO
    Malvin Villabø, CEO

    P: +47 92066640


    CEO of CroNoMar, Norwegian. 19 years of experience in management of innovation company in Norway. 20 years of experience as researcher and manager in MARINTEK - The Norwegian Marine Research Institute. 2 years in Shipping. MSc in Automation Engineering.

  • Ana Zajc - Senior Project Consultant
    Ana Zajc - Senior Project Consultant

    M: +385 91 124 00 22


    Senior Project Consultant in CroNoMar, Croatian. Educated in Economics and Criminology science. Certified for implementation of EU projects. 10 years of experience on development projects as senior consultant, 4 years of experience as technical director of Tino d.o.o. (export, transport, construction company), 6 years of experience as office manager of Trimag d.o.o. (marketing, tourism, architecture).

  • Željko Ninić, Senior Project Consultant
    Željko Ninić, Senior Project Consultant

    M: +385 91 214 00 25


    Senior Project Consultant in CroNoMar, Croatian. MSc in Mec - Faculty of Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering Zagreb, started engineering career from a workshop floor (CAD/CAM machining) in duration of 2 years, next 5 years as a product designer in R&D department (healthcare industry), 11 years of experience in project management (water supply and waste water engineering, marina installations and HVAC).

  • Zdenko Jerković, Technical supervisor
    Zdenko Jerković, Technical supervisor

    Present location – Pula
    M: +385 91 214 0024


    Technical supervisor in CroNoMar, Croatian. MSc in Naval Architecture - Faculty of Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering Zagreb, 22 years of experience in ship building,ship repair and off-shore from construction engineer position through the positions of project engineer, project manager, Seling dpt. manager, site manager, surveyor and consultant. Employments in companies Brodosplit, Vulkan, Brodoremont Vranjic, Viktor Lenac, RLE,ZIT, Adria-mar, TE Marin and on a contract base for foreign companies TTS, Songa offshore, Willtech…

  • Marko Kelava, Technical supervisor
    Marko Kelava, Technical supervisor

    Present position - Šibenik
    M: +385 91 214 00 26


    Technical supervisor in CroNoMar in CroNoMar, Croatian. Bsc in Naval Architecture – Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture Split, 11 years experience in ship building and ship repair trough the positions of Surveyor, Head of Assembly workshop, Project manager and Head of New building department. previous employee of Brodotrogir d.d., R.L.E. t.p., Solinbrodogradnja d.o.o. - Shipyard Vranjic.

  • Dalibor Varnica, Technical supervisor
    Dalibor Varnica, Technical supervisor

    M: +385 91 214 00 27


    Technical supervisor in CroNoMar, Croatian. BSc in Mechanical engineering – University of Split- Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. More than 20 years of experience in shipbuilding on various new building such as Frigo ship, Bulk carriers, Juice carrier, Heavy lifters, Ro Pax ferry, Yacht, Polar cruisers, Military patrol vessels and off shore projects through the positions of foreman, Workshop engineer, Workshop manager, Assembly manager, Ship manager and PM assistant, Head of preassembly and outfitting workshop and Project manager. All within the Brodosplit shipyard.

  • Zdenka Stošić, Administrative referent
    Zdenka Stošić, Administrative referent

    M: +385 91 124 00 21


    Administrative referent in CroNoMar, Faculty of Economy, 4 years of experience as sales manager in Plodine - managing and monitoring  sales, employment management, 4 years of experience as sales manager in Jolly - managing sales and assortment, 2 years of experience as accounting administrator – calculations, P&L account, 5 years of experience as external co operant in Prva stambena štedionica, Zagrebačka banka d.d. – Loans, savings, insurances, collaterals.