Office grand opening of Lürssen Design Center in Rijeka

May 20, 2022

On May 20, 2022, a grand opening of newly renovated office area was held at the terminal in the port of Rijeka. The companies from the Lürssen Group open their offices to further enhance its world-renowned luxury mega yacht business. The office in Rijeka shall be a center for yacht design and development, research, innovation and investment in the maritime industry, which employs more than 90 qualified experts from Croatia.
Croatian companies from the Lürssen Group provide support to the group’s shipyards in Germany in meeting the continuous needs of mega yacht design, from conceptual documentation to detailed design for production. The Lürssen Croatia team consists mainly of shipbuilding engineers as well as mechanical and electronics engineers.
Rijeka was chosen as the location due to the fact that Croatia is recognized as one of the most renowned maritime and shipbuilding countries in the world with a long tradition in shipbuilding and engineering, especially in designing and building sophisticated prototype ships.
The new office further strengthens and expands Lürssen’s engineering power, and members of Lürssen’s Croatian team work as an integral part of Lürssen’s design network.
Croatian experts in Rijeka will play a significant role in building new vessels of the future, and their priority areas are smart and green shipbuilding through digital transformation, development of a single, unmanned and autonomous platform, use of hydrogen and synthetic fuels as propulsion and development of technologies such as transformation waste into energy and sterilization of hazardous waste.
The opening of the newly renovated business premises was attended by: delegate of the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Croatia Nikolina Brnjac, co-owner of the Lürssen Group Peter Lürssen, Mayor of Rijeka Marko Filipović, Bojan Hlača, President of the Port of Rijeka Authority and Teuta Duletić, Executive Director of Lürssen Design Center Kvarner.
Perspectives on cooperation, plans and projects were discussed by Snježana Prijić Samaržija, Rector of the University of Rijeka, Nina Perko, Director of the Maritime Administration of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, Denis Vukorepa, Executive Director of the Port of Rijeka, Kristijan Pavić, President of the Board ACI Ltd. and David Sopta, President of the Management Board of Jadrolinija Ltd.
The Lürssen Group has been present in Croatia since 2020, while in Germany it has been operating for more than 140 years and is now run by the fourth generation in the family. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of yachts, ships and coast guard vessels. It also provides services of maintenance and global logistics services. It is known worldwide for its high quality products and innovative technologies

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