Uljanik Delivers for Grimaldi-Napoli
On May 15, Uljanik Shipyards in Pula delivered Grande Lagos, built on behalf of Grimaldi-Napoli. The ship was launched by Mrs. Aldi C. Sekibo, the consort of the Minister of Transports of Nigeria. Grande Lagos is the seventh ship, following up a maxi-order of 11 ships, that was built by the Croatian shipyards Ulajnik in Pula for the Grimaldi-Napoli group. In three years the Uljanik shipyard launched and delivered to the Grimaldi - Napoli group Grande Benelux, and Grande Italia in 2001; Grande Spagna and Grande Portogallo in 2002; Grande Roma and Grande Napoli in 2003.
The 44,500-ton Grande Lagos is 196.4 m long and is a car-truck carrier ship and transports 5,379 cars or otherwise 456 trucks and 2000 cars; the loading surface is 45,671 sq. m. and with its II decks, its height is comparable to a 33- m building consisting of II floors. The engine power is 11.060 kW delivering a 20-knot maximum speed and a 19.3- knot duty speed.