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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 takes place in Aqua Nor 2015

    Tomorrow begins the Aqua Nor 2015, the main international event of the aquaculture industry and the largest technology exhibition of this sector in the world.

     

    The fair has been held for more than thirty years in the city of Trondheim, Norway, and will, in this edition, count over 400 exhibitors from all over the world.

     

    Zamakona Yards is well known in the industry as we´ve been the first to build two ships for the transport of live salmon, the Ronja Polaris and the Ronja Huon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqT0-aZKiEE) for our customer Sølvtrans.

     

    Although we have already taken place in this fair on other occasions, this year we have our own stand. The Zamakona Yards team will be present at stand A2-621.

     

    If you are planning to go to the exhibition make sure you come visit us, we will be happy to assist you!

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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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  • Repnaval (from Zamakona Yards Group) completes work on the capacity expansion of the nr 4 slipway

    The dean shipyard in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Repnaval. SA, belonging to the group Zamakona Yards, is already operating its number 4 new slipway.

     

    After an investment of nearly 5 million Euros, this car will in practice double the capacity of existing stranded because from now this slipway can accommodate vessels up to 120 meters length by 20 meters beam and 5,500 tons. With these new capabilities Repnaval can serve almost 80% of the vessels that operate in its area.

     

    While the yard has four slipways that can reach up to 120 meters in length, the most important innovation is the ability to drag because previously the limit was 3,200 tons.

     

    “We have undertaken this major investment mainly to respond to the numerous fleets of OSV ships operating our area, some of which have had to stop attending because they cannot get their specifications, especially in tonnage” says Mr. Álvaro Garaygordóbil, CEO of the Zamakona Yards group in the Canary Islands.

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  • Zamakona Yards participates in the Nor-Shipping 2015

    The Nor-Shipping 2015 opened yesterday in the city of Oslo, Norway and Zamakona Yards is taking place once again.

     

    The 50th edition of this leading event of the maritime industry is celebrated this year with 996 stands or exhibitors.

     

    The exhibition will last until the 5th of this month and brings together professionals from all around the world to share knowledge and keep them updated on the current situation of this important sector and its latest developments.

     

    The Zamakona Yards team will be on stand HALL B03 – 02A.

     

    If you are planning to go to the exhibition make sure you visit us, we will be happy to assist you! It will be the perfect opportunity to discuss any topic you may find interesting.

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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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  • Zamakona Yards takes place in the OTC 2015

    The Offshore Technology Conference 2015 (OTC 2015) is about to start and Zamakona Yards will be there once again!

     

    The conference will take place in the city of Houston, USA between the 4th and 7th of May. The OTC is the most important event of the Offshore industry and brings together leading companies and professionals around the world.

     

    We will have the opportunity to inform our colleagues on the latest repair and transformation undertaken on various platforms and share with them our short-term projects to offer our services at our facilities in Las Palmas Port.

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  • Zamakona Yards participates in the Sinaval-Eurofishing Elite fair

    The Sinaval-Eurofishing Elite fair opened yesterday its doors in Bilbao for its 20th edition. Until Thursday April 23 it will be the meeting point for all professionals in the naval, maritime, port, fishing and marine energy sector which is the most important professional event of the year in Spain.

     

    Zamakona Yards once again will participate in this important event as it is for us an opportunity to present our latest buildings and ship repair services.

     

    If you are planning to go to the show make sure to visit us, we will be happy to help you!

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