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  • INTERSHIP AS

    ZAMAKONA TO BUILD A WELLBOAT FOR INTERSHIP AS

    Zamakona Yards has received an order from Intership AS, Norway, for a 72 m long by 17 m and 2.200 m3 wellboat for delivery in the first quarter of 2022.

    Intership was established in 2014 and has experienced strong growth since its inception. Intership offers a modern fleet with innovative technology for sustainable handling, processing and transport of fish. Total fleet capacity will increase to over 13,000 m3 and 8 wellboats. The vessels are operating in Norway, Chile, Scotland, Iceland and both the East and West coast of Canada.

    The new vessel will enter into a long‐term contract with the Eastern Canada branch of the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon Mowi ASA.

    The new wellboat will be built at the facilities of Zamakona in Bilbao, based on a design from NSK Ship Design. In addition to promoting good fish health and reducing the spread of disease, the vessel will be equipped with a fully integrated reverse osmosis system and a large production capacity relative to the well volume.

    The vessel will be state of the art in terms of technology and environmental friendliness solutions, with low fuel consumption and low emissions of Co2 and NOX.

    The vessel has accommodations for up to 10 persons in single cabins.

    ZAMAKONA YARDS Group has facilities in Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), with more than 41 years of experience building and repairing all types of vessels.

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  • Commencement of Steel Cutting for New Gitte Henning (NB 799)

    ZAMAKONA YARDS has begun constructing its newbuild for Gitte Henning AS, holding the start of the steel cutting for NB 799 as scheduled on 8th May.

    NB 799 will have a number of environmentally friendly solutions, many of them new in pelagic fishing (two propellers and a twin-skeg hull design, permanent magnet motors for propulsion and deck machinery, battery pack, etc) . Throughout the design process and in the choice of equipment, the focus has been on improving quality of the fish and reducing emissions through reduced energy consumption and efficient power production.

    “This new build represents our consolidation as one of the main shipbuilding yards into the pelagic trawler market after delivery of 7 vessels for shipowners in Scotland, and thus it is a very important milestone for us,” said Pedro Garaygordobil, Chairman of Zamakona Yards. “The project progresses in good cooperation with the customer and with the designer Salt Ship Design.”

    The whole steel blocks for the vessel are going to be manufactured at the facilities of the yard in Bilbao, Spain. Specially now, Zamakona Yard continue with its strategy of no outsourcing to low cost third countries, assuring best quality and delivery time for the steel structure of the vessel.

    Assembly of the ship sections at the slipway will then begin in July 2020.

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  • Siuana Arctica Zamakona Yards

    Launching of the ARCTICA SIUANA

    Zamakona Yards reaches a new milestone with the launching of the first of the two 69 m reefer vessels to be built for the Greenlandic shipowner Royal Arctic Line A/S. Vessel will be named as SIUANA ARCTICA and will replace the existing vessel Pajuttaat built in 1979. Conceptual design is being carried out by the Norwegian company Havyard Design & Solutions.

    Launching will take place on the 4th of February in the presence of representatives of the shipowner.

    The ship is designed to operate in northwest Greenland and have greater capacity than current ship. The ship will have the flag of Greenland and outfitting works will continue afloat being delivery expected to be by summer 2020.

    Zamakona Yards have closely worked with the shipowner and designer to provide the vessel with best performance at sea, maximum cargo capacity and high efficient cargo handling system.

    Zamakona project team together with our partners for the different disciplines (piping, electricity, accommodation, painting, etc.) will ensure that Royal Arctic Line receives an state of the art vessel.

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  • New green Gitte Henning

    GITTE HENNING fishing company is leading the way by bringing fishing in blue Denmark into a new, green age by contracting a new, environmentally friendly pelagic fishing vessel from the Spanish shipyard Zamakona in Bilbao.

    Henning Kjeldsen says he initially intended to withdraw from fishing after the sale of Gitte Henning to the Faroe Islands, as well as receiving offers for all his pelagic fishing rights. After thinking about the future, I got cold feet doing nothing, and contacted Salt Ship Design, says Henning.

    Together, Henning and Salt have now designed a new, green Gitte Henning. The new fishing vessel will have a number of environmentally friendly solutions, many of them new in pelagic fishing. Throughout the design process and in the choice of equipment, the focus has been on improving quality of the fish and reducing emissions through reduced energy consumption and efficient power production.

    By ordering a new Gitte Henning it is the fourth time Henning Kjeldsen and the Sandvik family are designing a vessel together, and the second time Henning is ordering a Salt-design.

     

    REDUCED ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    Propulsion and manoeuvring

    The one large propeller that is common on pelagic trawlers has been replaced by two propellers and a twin-skeg hull design. Extensive flow analysis and model tests result is a more efficient stern and propeller design, which provides larger trawling pull and less fuel consumption during trawling. Large rudder angles are often needed on conventional fishing vessels to maintain course, even in moderate weather conditions. Two propellers provide the opportunity to steer the ship with minimal rudder impact, which reduces additional energy requirements during sailing and trawling.

    Permanent Magnet Motor (PM)

    The two propellers are powered by two electric Permanent Magnet (PM) motors. This type of motor has less electrical loss and can operate significantly more efficient than conventional electric motors throughout the power range – particularly at low engine speeds. Low propeller rpm has the following advantages:

    • Better propeller efficiency at typical loading
    • No need for reduction gear and thus no mechanical loss
    • Reduced noise

    Electrical winches

    All winches are also powered by PM motors for reduced loss and optimal operation. Electrical winches provide the opportunity to regenerate, the other vice lost, energy when the trawl is set. This energy is available to other consumers and can, for example, be used for propulsion or RSW (refrigerated sea water) cooling. Conventional hydraulic winches and fishing pumps require a system with a significant amount of hydraulic oil. The risk of hydraulic oil spill to sea is eliminated by choosing electric winches.

    RSW cooling and fish quality

    The RSW area at the new Gitte Henning is arranged in a new way that gives inner surfaces of the RSW tanks a smooth finish with no obstructions or sharp edges. The vessel is equipped with four independent cooling systems, with four RSW tanks per facility. This provides a more efficient cooling process by only cooling parts of the fish tank volume at the time, resulting in an optimal, energy saving cooling system. In addition, the capacity of the vacuum system for unloading has been increased by 40% compared to normal unloading capacity.

    Overall, this will provide a more careful handling of the fish that will improve quality.

    Electrical operation

    All electric motors, from winches to pumps, are frequency controlled. This will provide a more customised power supply and hence reduce the overall energy consumption.

     

    EFFICIENT POWER PRODUCTION

    Diesel Electric

    Five diesel generators, located in two separate engine rooms for the best possible safety and working environment, supply the propulsion PM motors and all other energy consumers on board. All generators are equipped with catalytic converter (SCR) to reduce emissions and meet new and stricter IMO Tier III requirements.

    The energy requirements of a pelagic trawler fluctuate significantly with varying weather, operational conditions, cooling requirements, speed, etc. The number and size of generators are chosen to optimize the power balance based on the vessel specific operational profile and give the diesel engine optimum operating conditions and thus high efficiency.

    Hybrid

    To further improve the operating conditions of the diesel engines, Henning has invested in a large battery pack that support the generators when the load is high and recharges when the load is low. Regenerated power from the winches during trawling also helps to charge the battery pack.

    In this way, the diesel engine will not experience the large load variations which in itself gives a fuel reduction of the range of ~ 10% based on the experience of other diesel electric vessels. So called ‘Peak Shaving’, i.e. the battery is ‘shaving’ the load peaks.

    The batteries are located in a separate room, thus providing an additional source of emergency power in addition to the diesel generators in the two engine rooms. In addition, they will significantly reduce noise and emissions in port.

    Main Data

    • Length: 87.60 m
    • Width: 20.00 m
    • Generator: Yanmar
    • PM motors: Brunvoll
    • Propeller: Brunvoll
    • Side thrusters: Brunvoll
    • Winches: Evotec
    • Cranes: SeaQuest
    • Electric fishing pumps: SeaQuest
    • Fish Handling: C-Flow
    • RSW: Johnson Control
    • Builder: Zamakona
    • Design: Salt Ship Design

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Esvagt-Dana

    Delivery of our new building 780 ESVAGT DANA

    This morning ZAMAKONA YARDS has delivered the Esvagt Dana to the danish ship owner ESVAGT.

    The aim of the vessel is the crew changing, assistance in emergency situations to offshore platforms, support during maintenance programs at wind farms, etc.

    With 88.40 mts length and 15.00 mts beam, she has the last generation of diesel electric propulsion, getting 18 knots and achieving a 13% reduction of fuel consumption compared with conventional propulsions.

    The ship has the capacity to accommodate up to 76 people housed in individual cabins and has a new system of telescopic davits for lowering the work boats on both sides of the ship.

    This new delivery is our 4th vessel for ESVAGT and we are proud to say that we are in process of building the 5th unit for them, a first class high tech Service Operation Vessel to be delivered in 2019 to operate in the North Sea wind farms.

    Zamakona Yards Group has facilities in Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), with more than 41 years of experience building and repairing all types of vessels.

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  • Zamakona celebra la ceremonia de amadrinamiento del buque “Bunker Breeze” para el grupo Suardiaz

    En el día de hoy ha tenido lugar en las instalaciones de ZAMAKONA en Santurce la ceremonia de amadrinamiento del nuevo buque de suministro de combustible “BUNKER BREEZE” para el GRUPO SUARDIAZ.

    El acontecimiento ha contado con la presencia de representantes de la compañía armadora así como varias autoridades del Gobierno Vasco, Autoridades Portuarias y Capitanía Marítima. 

    También han estado presentes representantes de las distintas empresas directamente involucradas en el proyecto tales como Cepsa, Bureau Veritas, etc… así como diferentes representantes del sector.

    El “Bunker Breeze” tiene 86 metros de eslora por 17 de manga y un peso muerto de 5.250 toneladas. El buque cuenta con capacidad para albergar 10 tanques de carga de HFO y MDO y diseñado “ready” para poder instalar 4 tanques para suministro de gas natural licuado.

    El nuevo buque de suministro de combustible “BUNKER BREEZE” para la compañía Suardiaz Energy Shipping (Grupo Suardiaz) es la tercera construcción de Zamakona para este mismo Armador.

    Esta embarcación de suministro se trata de una innovadora solución que podrá cubrir todo el espectro de combustibles marinos desde los combustibles tradicionales (fuelóleos, gasóleos) hasta los más novedosos (GNL).

    El Grupo Zamakona Yards dispone de instalaciones en Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) y Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Islas Canarias), contando con más de 41 años de experiencia en la construcción y reparación naval de todo tipo de buques.

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  • Bunker Breeze

    ZAMAKONA carries out the launching of the vessel BUNKER BREEZE for the SUARDIAZ GROUP

    Astilleros Zamakona will celebrate today the launching of its construction 787, the new fuel supply ship “BUNKER BREEZE” for the company Suardiaz Energy Shipping (Suardiaz Group), the third construction by Zamakona for this same ship owner.

    This supply vessel can cover the entire spectrum of marine fuels from traditional fuels (fuel oil, gas oil) to the most innovative (LNG).

    The project is part of the framework of the European Commission in the field of environmental protection, where the main objective is to develop an LNG logistic chain that will allow to promote the use of gas as a fuel for transport, especially shipping. It is led by Puertos del Estado (Spanish Port Authority) and coordinated by Enagás, the project has 42 partners from Spain and Portugal, including Suardiaz and Cepsa.

    This vessel will start its activity in the port of Barcelona as of the last quarter of 2018.

    The “Bunker Breeze” is 86 meters lenght by 17 meters beam and weighs 5,250 tons. The vessel has the capacity to house 10 HFO and MDO cargo tanks and four for LNG tanks.

    The Zamakona Yards Group has several facilities in Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), with more than 41 years of experience in the construction and naval repair of all types of vessels.

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  • Zamakona_Royal Artic Line

    Zamakona Yards signs a construction contract with Royal Arctic Line to build two ships

    Zamakona Yards signs a construction contract with Royal Arctic Line A/S to build two ships with and the concept design will be conducted by the norwegian company Havyard.

    The two vessels will replace Pajuttaat and the charter ship Vestlandia, built in 1979 and 1983 respectively.

    The ships are designed to operate in northwest Greenland and have greater capacity than current ships. The ships will have the flag of Greenland and are expected to be delivered by  2020. This will alllow to Royal Arctic Line with the renewal of the vessels and accomplish an important milestone.

    Zamakona Yards will build the vessels with the latest technology and with the highest standar of quailty and efficiency.

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  • Balance of SINAVAL 2017

    On March 31th ended another edition of SINAVAL, a meeting that is considered one of the main references of the naval sector in Spain and Europe. This year, for the first time, it was part of the Maritime World Week program, along with the Marine Energy Week, Eurofishing and FuturePort fairs, which were held at the Bilbao Exhibition Center of the Basque Country.

    According to the organization, a total of 1,747 professionals attended to this event to learn about the latest technological advances and to look for new business opportunities in the “blue economy” or the industries of the sea. This industry currently moves 275 billion euros in the European Union. In addition, 100 speakers from 16 different countries took part in the round tables and seminars, being able to show their specialized vision on various aspects of maritime news.

    Among all these presentations, it is worth mentioning the one carried out by the Basque Maritime Forum, an organization that brings together associations, public institutions and companies from the Basque maritime sector. This presentation analysed the situation of the naval industry and its prospects in Spain and in the Basque Country. It was stated that for this year 2017 there is “a slight tendency of improvement”, having as the main challenge of “recovering levels of activity that consolidate the Industry and enable to regain their position and prestige in the international market “.

    Furthermore, this organization announced that in the first months of 2017, the Basque shipyards, which currently have a portfolio of 33% of the total national orders, have matched the contract figures formalized last year. Thus, the orders to the shipyards of the Basque Autonomous Community are 20 out of a total of 55 orders in the private sector in Spain, and where Zamakona Yards owns 10 projects out of the total accounted.

    In order to continue this trend and be sustainable over time, the Basque Maritime Forum has launched its new Strategic Plan 2017-2020 to “deal with competitiveness” in the new economic scenario, with the aim of strengthening internationalization, to foster the cooperation between enterprises, training and innovation.

    For Zamakona Yards, it is always a satisfaction to support and participate at SINAVAL, as it allows us to show our capabilities and be in direct contact with the public institutions, clients, providers and the naval industry form Spain and Europe.

    Sources of information (in Spanish): Diario Vasco and Bilbao Exhibition Center

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  • The world fishing fleet state according to the FAO

    The nutrition of the human has made fishing an essential practice and consequently has been the origin of the naval construction. This sector has been able to contribute in each moment f history solutions that have covered the needs of the fishing industry.

    In recent years, the fishing sector is facing big challenges due to a demand for greater profitability and performance, in addition to obey the different regulations regarding respect for the environment in all its aspects. To meet these challenges, the sector has reduced direct costs as the number of employees and has also been benefited by the price of fuel.

    As for the challenge of being more environmentally friendly, the gases such as CO2 and NOx have become a growing problem in a global perspective. To reduce these emissions, many governments plan to replicate land-based emissions taxes on emissions from ships in their fishing activities.

    While steps are being taken in the above mentioned, legislative changes are taking place regarding the specifications of fishing vessels, such as in the European Union, which foresees in the middle of the year 2017 to adopt a new regulation that grants to the Commission European competence to adapt the requirements for determining the continuous power of the engine to the technical developments and possible changes in the international ISO standards.

    World capture fisheries and aquaculture productionAccording to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its latest biennial published report on the state of world fisheries and aquaculture (SOFIA), estimated that in 2014, there were 4.6 million fishing vessels, with Asia and Africa being the regions with the highest number of registrations, since they account for 90% of the total number of vessels worldwide.

    From a technical point of view, according to the same FAO report, 64% of registered vessels are engine-powered, an increase of 7% compared to the previous report for 2012. This report also states that in 2014, approximately 85 per cent of the world’s motorized fishing vessels were less than 12 meters long, and these small vessels dominated in all regions.

    In terms of capacity, and if we focus on Europe, the EuroStat Service estimates that in 2015 the European Union had a combined capacity of 1.6 million gross tons and a combined engine power of 6.4 million kilowatts. It is also noted that almost one-fifth (18.2%) of the EU-28 fishing fleet is registered in Greece. In terms of capacity, Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom had the largest fishing fleets, accounting for 53.9% of gross tonnage and 55.6% of engine power in 2015.

    There are positive data in the sector, such as the profitability of the sector. The European fishing fleet continues to be profitable, with net profits of 770 million euros in 2014, more than 50% above last year’s profits, according to the latest annual report prepared by the European Commission which also foresees record profits in the year 2016.

    In the case of Spain, it recorded a net profit margin of 16.5%, the third highest percentage in the EU, only surpassed by Slovenia (35.7%) and the United Kingdom (18.3%). Ireland, Latvia, Estonia and Portugal also had a profit margin of more than 10% in 2014.

    The outlook for fish and fisherie products trade by 2025, according to FAO, is also positive. Trade will continue to be high, driven mainly by increased consumption of fishery products, trade liberalization policies, globalization of food systems, technological innovations in shipbuilding, product development conservation, packaging and transport.

    All these data suggest that in the medium and long term the fishing fleet will continue to grow or will need to introduce elements of innovation in the existing fleet. Therefore, the naval sector has the opportunity to continue growing and providing added value to this sector with solutions that are more respectful of the environment and that can be applied to the current fleet, as well as the building of new ships according to the new demands of the ship-owners and legislative requirements in all respects.

    In this sense, Zamakona Yards has implemented the latest concepts of design and construction, as well as the most advanced technology in engineering and naval architecture in all the constructions, repairs and refit for the fishing vessels.

    If you want to read the full report of the FAO, you can download it here

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