“The future ACI marina Rijeka will greatly contribute to the goals of a green and digital future and play a key role in the socio-economic development of the city”, is one of the main conclusions of the conference held in Rijeka
At the beginning of June, a large conference was held at the port of Rijeka under the auspices of the Lürssen Group, ACI d.d., Gitone Kvarner d.o.o, ACI – GITONE d.o.o. and New List. The focus on the future ACI marina Rijeka was the most important topic of the conference, which will be a big step forward in the expansion of Croatian nautical tourism, but also the development of Rijeka and Kvarner as tourist destinations. The conference was also attended by the Mayor of the City of Rijeka Marko Filipović, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Prefect Zlatko Komadina and the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia for the Economy, PhD Vladimir Savić.
ACI marina Rijeka will be the most beautiful marina in Croatia
The conference “Blue Growth Kvarner 2030” was opened with a welcome speech by PhD Ivan Herak, a member of the ACI Management Board for Finance for Corporate Law and Human Resources, pointed out that he considers ACI Marina Rijeka a project that will initiate the transition of the archaic economic structure of Rijeka into a modern economic center of Croatia. “Given that ACI is the largest nautical company in the Mediterranean, it is our duty to deliver better results from year to year and raise the value of ACI, Rijeka and, ultimately, the whole of Croatia on the market,” said PhD Herak added that the implementation of the ACI Marina Rijeka project is one of the primary tasks set by the Government before the ACI Management.
The new project of ACI Marina Rijeka, the first green and digital marina on the Adriatic was presented at the panel Blue Growth – Kvarner, which was attended by, among others, Kristijan Pavić, President of the Management Board of ACI and mag. oec. Josip Ostrogović, Member of the Management Board of ACI for Investments, Marketing and Retail. In the introductory part, ACI representatives presented the future marina as a novelty that will raise standards when it comes to building nautical tourism, but also be one of the key potentials for the development of new technologies. As they pointed out, ACI marina Rijeka will cover about 106,000 square meters and will offer 230 berths for ships with an average size of 16 meters. The beginning of construction works is planned for the middle of next year, while the sea part of the marina could be opened in 2024. The new ACI marina Rijeka will be the largest investment in nautical tourism in Croatia so far and will offer more than 130 new jobs.
The new ACI marina will transform Rijeka into a tourist center
“Rijeka has so far been a transit city in terms of tourism, and this project will allow us to stay here for many more days and I am sure that this area will become the center of the whole of Rijeka in the future,” said Mag. oec. Josip Ostrogović, a member of the ACI board for investments, marketing and sales, added that the marina will be open to all residents, but also that a corridor for boats from the Dead Channel has been defined through the marina area. The President of the Management Board of ACI, Mr. Kristijan Pavić, added that in this marina “for the first time in Croatia, but also much wider, systems for autonomous and partially autonomous navigation of vessels will be developed, with a number of accompanying services, such as automatic recognition vessels, providing all necessary information about the marina, the city and all its facilities for boaters even before they enter the marina. “
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