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  • Zamakona Yards Group performs the sea test of the VB Xerea tug vessel For Boluda Maritime Corporation

    On January 24,  Zamakona Yards  Group delivered the VB Xerea, the second tug for Boluda Towage and Salvage, after the first delivery and sea test of the VB Xaloc tug carried out at the end of September 2016.

    On this occasion, public representatives attended this event such as the Director General of the Spanish Merchant Marine, Rafael Rodríguez and José Luis García Lena, Deputy Director of the Spanish Merchant Marine. Boluda Towage and Salvage representatives also attended the event and were represented by the President Joaquín Lozano, Antonio Bordils, the CEO and José Luis Gonzalez, the General Manager for Spain; The Maritime Captain of Passages, Josu Bilbao, and ANARE, Ángel Mato, General Director also attended the tests. The delegation was received at the Zamakona Shipyards, in the port of Pasajes by its president, Pedro Garaigordobil.

    The “VB Xerea” was exposed to different tests, as the first tug delivered, of power, speed, manoeuvrability, performance and electronic systems, with a magnificent behaviour in all of them.

    This two vessels as the rest of this series of the ten tugboats that Boluda Towage and Salvage has commissioned Zamakona Shipyards, have been designed by the Canadian prestigious naval architecture study of Robert Allan with the aim of rendering towing service in port, sea and escort. In addition, this new generation of tugboats presents interesting innovations as the increase of its shot to fixed point up to 80 tons, mainly because the propellers are guaranteed the supply of the maximum power and without mechanical losses intermediate. The boats will be 31.57 meters long and 12.8 meters beam, with a draft of 6.5 meters and are estimated to reach a speed of 13.5 knots. Also, they incorporate the Caterpillar Mak diesel engines, with a power of 7,500 BHP, Voith propulsion and deck machinery of Ibercisa.

    Zamakona shipyards will continue to progress in the construction of the remaining eight tugs, in the same terms of quality and will be delivered progressively in a period of four years.

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  • Salon Halieutis Agadir

    Zamakona Yards will be present at the Salon Halieutis 2017 in Agadir

    There is no doubt that Morocco, due to its double slope, Atlantic and Mediterranean, is one of the most relevant players in the fishing sector. It counts with 3,500 kilometres of coastline that offers a rich diversity in marine biodiversity and a specific specificity of the ecosystem. It is one of the main drivers of the economy of Morocco and a priority sector in the government strategy of Horizon 2020.

    According to official sources, Moroccan waters constitute an exclusive area of 1 million square kilometres, where one million of fish tonnes is produced, thanks to the 1,800 coastal fishing boats, 14,000 artisanal vessels and 356 fishing boats for high seas.

    The Moroccan fisheries sector enjoys international prestige which has enabled it to become the leading producer of fish in Africa and the world’s largest producer and exporter of sardines (sardina pilchardus). Currently, Morocco has signed different agreements related with the fish sector with the European Union and Russia.

    In order to put up the value of the Moroccan fishing sector, the Salon Halieutis is celebrated every two years. This fourth edition will take place between the 15th and 19th February 2017, consolidating itself as a platform for business, communication, promotion, search for partners , Cooperation and innovation.

    A space that will have 16,000 square meters of exhibition and with five main axes:

    ·         Fleet and gear

    ·         Valuation and procesess

    ·         Institutional

    ·         International

    ·         Animation

    This edition is expected to brake the record of the previous edition, with the assistance of more than 36 countries, with more than 350 exhibitors and surpass the number of 50,000 visitors.

    Challenger vesselFor all this, Zamakona Yards will once again participate in this international event, with the objective of offering to the Moroccan and international fishing sector the services that our group offers specifically to the sector, such as the design, newbuid, repair and the refit of specialized vessels in any of our three shipyards located in the Canary Islands (Las Palmas Port) and in the Basque Country, specifically in the ports of Pasajes and Bilbao. A good example of our experience in the fishing industry of these types of vessels are the latest tuna vessels equipped with the most current technologies such as the Ízaro, Ljubica, Challenge and the Jai Alai.

    If you are planning to attend the Salon Halieutis, visit us at our stand (121/122) or send us an email to specify the day and time that suits you best to meet us.

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  • Tug VB XALOC

    Delivery of the tugboat of latest generation VB XALOC

    The know-how of Zamakona Shipyards in collaboration of Robert Allan as a designer and the experience of Boluda Towage and Salvage as the operator in the tugboat have developed this new construction 768, “VB XALOC” tugboat AVT type that will be the new tugboat reference in port operations, loads and scort.

    This tugboat with a GT below 500 and a nautical length of 31,7 m and a beam of 12,8 m has a power of 7600 horsepower which delivers a bollard point of 79,6 tons. It has space for 8 people with a level “Comf-Noise 3” also a reference in the sector for this types of vessels.

    This vessel in the first of a serial that this Ship-owner has ordered and relied on Zamakona Shipyards due to its high standards in quality performance, timing and price.

    TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

    • Length o.a.: 31,57 metres
    • Beam, moulded: 12,80 metres
    • Depth, least moulded: 4,70 metres
    • Draft , moulded (Departure – 190 DWT): 3,58 metres
    • Draft, navigational (Departure – 190 DWT): 6,47 metres
    • Maximum load condition draught (Seagoing): aprox. 6,63 m
    • Crew: 8 men
    • International Tonnage: 497
    • Speed: 13,6 knots
    • Bollard pull: 79,60 ton
    • Indirect Steering Force (aprox): 10 knots 110 tonnes
    • Indirect Braking Force (aprox): 10 knots 100 tonnes

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  • Zamakona Shipyard comences repairs on a section of the double roro ramp of the port of Santander

    Our Zamakona Shipyard, located at the Port of Santurce, has recently started the repairs and commissioning of a section of the dry RORO ramp of the Port Authority of Santander.

    This work is part of the larger project being carried out by Acciona Infrastructuras to adapt the Maritime Terminal to the developing needs of transport by sea of the Port of Santander.

    During February the works will be performed in dry-docking including sandblasting, painting the hull and deck, reconditioning the boiler, pipework, cleaning and repair of tanks as well as renewal of the anodes will be carried out.

    Thus Zamakona Yards confirms its commitment to the National Ports providing new construction and maintenance of RORO ramps. Zamakona Yards has built RORO ramps for the ports of Bilbao, Pasajes, Tenerife, Huelva and we are currently finalizing the installation of a ramp 35 meters long and 26 meters wide in the Musel for the Port Authority of Gijón.

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  • Inaugural Ceremony for the Vessel “Guria” of the Nicra-7 Tuna Fishery

    ZAMAKONA SHIPYARD is the beneficiary of the confidence of the Prestigious Tuna Fishery, Nicra-7, and is delivering their new Tuna Freezer vessel, “Guria” at the Bizkaia Este dock of the Port of Bilbao. This Saturday, Astilleros ZamakonaS.A.

    Will hold the inauguration ceremony of the first of this innovative type of vessel for the Bermean Compoany. This act will be attended by representatives from both companies, the Port of Bilbao and authorities of the Basque Government. This vessel, the “Guria” is construction Nº 751 of the Santurce Shipyard and is a project of new design with the latest and most modern technology built to the specifications of this Bermean Shipowner. It has a length of 81 meters and a top speed of 16 knots thanks to its power plant of 5440CV. The crew is composed of 27 mariners to handle a capture capacity of 1708 m3 of tuna. The vessel will fish in the Atlantic Ocean. The company, Nicra-7, expressed their satisfaction on the construction of a new vessel for the first time at this shipyard and has said that it will not be the last, thanks to the degree of cooperation and the quality of construction received.

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  • Zamakona Yards launches the tuna-freezer vessel, “Guria” of the Basque company, Nicra 7

    This Friday The 3rd, Zamakona Shipyard of Santurce, belonging to the Zamakona Yards Group, successfully launched the “Guria” an ultimate generation tuna- freezer vessel. The “Guria, which means in Euskera “Ours”, with a length of 81.54 meters, is equipped with a Wartsilla 4000 kw main engine which can deliver a top speed of 16 knots.

     

    This modern tuna vessel has a storage capacity of 1708 M3 in her holds and is equipped with an accommodation for a crew of 28 persons.

     

    Her destination will be to operate in the Atlantic with three other tuna vessels of this prestigious company, the Kurtzio, the Matxikorta and the Albacora.

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  • Zamakona Yards delivers “EUSKADI ALAI” the third tuna freezer vessel ordered by the Echebastar Group

    This Saturday, the 25th Astilleros Zamakona belonging to the group Zamakona Yards, will deliver the last generation tuna freezer vessel “EUSKADI ALAI” to the Bermeo Group Echebastar at the maritime cruise station in Getxo, Port of Bilbao.

    The ceremony will happen after its blessing and will be present Mr. Kepa Echevarría (Deputy Director of the Echebastar Group), and Mr. Pedro Garaygordóbil (Zamakona Yards´ President) to preside over the ceremony and act as godmother Mrs. Miren Arantza Gabancho Munitiz, member of the owning company of the tuna vessel.

     

    euskadi_alaiThe event will be attended by representatives of the Basque Government and Central Government of Seychelles, Port of Bilbao, Banking, Consulting, Zamakona Shipyards´ staff, suppliers and customers of the Group and Members and staff of the ship owning company. Later there will be a dinner at the Carlton Hotel in Bilbao to celebrate this important event.

     

    The “Euskadi Alai” is the construction No. 738 from the Santurce Shipyard; it is a new design project with the latest and most modern technology, built to suit the requirements of this Owner of Bermeo. This vessel will join its brothers “Izaro” and “Jai Alai” to perform fishing activities in the Indian Ocean. Like its brothers, this ship has aluminum superstructure and bridge, ultra freezing tunnels at -60 º and has safe areas with anti-piracy media.

     

    euskadi_alaiIt also has a new system of separation of caught fish that throws back to the sea the non-target fish alive with little human presence. This reaffirms the company as leader in the realization of sustainable fisheries and quality. Currently the Echebastar group is in the process of assessment of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) independent organization that certifies sustainable and well managed fisheries worldwide. It is the first Spanish tropical tuna fishery to undergo MSC full assessment.

     

    We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Echebastar Group for their confidence in our group for the renewal of its fleet.

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  • Zamakona Yards signs new construction contract with Danish company, ESVAGT

    Astilleros Zamakona S.A, belonging to our group Zamakona Yards has signed a contract with the owner ESVAGT A.S, a company belonging to the multinational Danish AP Møller-Mærsk.

     

    The vessel will be delivered in the 2nd quarter of 2017 and will have the design and engineering of Havyard Design & Solutions A.S in cooperation with the ship-owner himself and our shipyard. It aims to make the change of crews in emergency assistance to offshore oil platforms, support for the maintenance operations of wind offshore facilities, etc. With 88,40 meters length by 15 meters beam, it will have diesel electric propulsion of last generation that ensures a reduction in fuel consumption around 13% compared to conventional propulsion systems. In addition, for the first time on a vessel of this type, a device consisting saving fuel will be installed in an appendix located at the stern that will be called Hull Vane® to reduce other consumption by 5%. It will have the capacity to accommodate the transfer of up to 76 people housed in individual cabins and have a system of telescopic davits for launching boats working on both sides of the ship.

     

    ESVAGT is a leader in promoting security and support especially in the offshore sector in the North Sea, Barents Sea and surrounding areas. “The current market situation allows us to recognize the friend ship-ownerand collaborator, “says the head of the Zamakona Yards group, Mr. Pedro Garaygordóbil.

     

    This is not the first time we work with this prestigious customer, which we´ve already built three ships, the latter being the “ESVAGT AURORA” in 2012, which won the “Best Spanish Ship Built in 2012”, awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Navales de España.

     

    It is important to note that the owner has awarded this contract to Zamakona having had a strong competition with the European Shipyards frontline.

     

    In the words of our President, Mr. Pedro Garaygordóbil:

    “The construction of this new vessel meets the need of Esvagt to have in its fleet a ship of this nature and serves to strengthen the relationship Zamakonahas with this owner that´s been last for more than 10 years. Astilleros Zamakona, S.A ensuresfrom this contract the workload of our shipyard until 2017 and confirms the confidence that our brand deserves among the largest offshore vessel owners operating in the North Sea. “

     

    The order will bring a workload of 350,000 hours, or what is the same, guaranteed employment for two years for the company itself and for the auxiliary industry that works with it.

     

    Astilleros Zamakona S.A has an extensive list of references on offshore fishing vessels, towing, passage, etc., and it is at the forefront of European shipbuilding.

     

    The Zamakona Yards group also has facilities in Pasaia and Las Palmas De Gran Canaria.

     

    We are very proud to have been awarded this contract and thank the Esvagtgroup their confidence in our team.

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  • The birth of a new ship in Zamakona Pasaia

    Just we launched in our facilities in Pasajes (San Sebastian) the tug ordered by the Port Authority of Haifa (Israel).

     

    Launching is a very important step in the manufacturing process because it´s when sizing and shapes of the boat are tested to see if they´re correct and can be considered as the “birth” of the ship. The launch was a success and we are already undertaking the last part of the pre-assembly before the beginning of testing.

     

    The type tractor tug with Voith Schneider propulsion has 70 tons of bollard pull, a length of 31.50 meters by 12.50 meters beam The design was done by VOITH in collaboration with the shipyard engineering, optimizing the hull shape and including some improvements required by the customer in relation to its sister ship ILAN I. Classification will be provided by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

     

    The ship fulfills the regulations of the Israeli flag especially as regards to noise and vibration, it should be noted that the regulations are more stringent than those set out in international standards.

     

    The tug is equipped with 2 propulsion units 32R5 Voith coupled with 2 MAN main engines 8L27/38 each with 2,670 KW. To trail the afterdeck, the ship is equipped with a tow hook and winch manufactured by Hatlapa.

     

    Everything is on track to meet our commitment to our customer delivery this coming September.

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  • Zamakona Yards delivers Ocean Falcon vessel to Atlantic Offshore in San Sebastián

    Zamakona Yards delivered the vessel “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes, San Sebastián.

     

    The ship is construction (C-735) and is the last of three signed with the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S., all with Havyard HY820 design. Its sisters, Ocean Osprey (C-721) and Ocean Marlin (C-722) were the first and second respectively of the contract with this prestigious customer, being all pretty similar, with some technical variations between them.

     

    The main aim of the ship is to provide prompt attention to emergencies on oil rigs, being specially adapted to the harsh conditions of the North Sea.

     

    This is a Field Support Vessel (FSV) and incorporates the latest technologies including systems for towing operations with a pulling capacity of 65 tons. With 66.80 meters length and 16 meters beam, it has the capacity to rescue 300 people. It has 2 MAN main engines with a power of 1935 kW each.

     

    It sails now towards Aberdeen where its baptism ceremony will be held on the 29th of May and has already a contract for this year of 5 + 5 years with Shell, UK.

     

    We want to take this opportunity to once again thank our distinguished customer Atlantic Offshore for trusting our work.

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