Croatian media reported earlier this week that the state-owned ferry company Jadrolinija said it has rejected all seven bids submitted in a public procurement procedure for the construction of three electricity-driven passenger ships, with an estimated total value of EUR 45 million.
None of the submitted bids was eligible, according to a notice published by Jadrolinija in state gazette Narodne Novine.
According to documents, published in Narodne Novine, four foreign shipbuilders – Spanish Astilleros Armon, Estonian Baltic Workboats, Italy’s Cantiere Navale Vittoria and Dutch Holland Shipyards – submitted bids in the tender for the construction of the vessels.
The other bidders were three consortia led by local companies – a tie-up of the Brodotrogir Cruise shipyard and engineering company Tema Automatizacija; a consortium of local shipyard Dalmont and engineering companies TSI and Inmel; and a consortium of local shipyard Iskra Brodogradiliste 1 and engineering company Navis Concept, Turkish marine engineering company Gozuyılmaz and Tukish shipyard Ozata.
The tender was opened in January.