• 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    The one large propeller that is common on pelagic trawlers has been replaced by two propellers and a twin-skeg hull design.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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  • Junta General Ordinaria de accionistas ASISTENCIA NAVAL, S.A.

    Se convoca Junta General Ordinaria de accionistas, en la sede social, en primera convocatoria el día 29 de junio de 2019, a las 16 horas, y en segunda convocatoria al día siguiente en el mismo lugar y hora, con el siguiente

    Orden del día

    Primero. Examen y aprobación de las cuentas anuales del ejercicio 2.018 y aplicación de resultado del período.

    Segundo. Aprobación de la gestión del Consejo de Administración en el ejercicio 2.018.

    Tercero. Lectura y aprobación del Acta de la Junta.

    Los accionistas pueden solicitar y obtener de forma inmediata y gratuita la documentación sometida a la aprobación de la Junta General.

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 27 de mayo de 2019.

    El Secretario del Consejo de Administración. Álvaro Garaygordóbil García.

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  • Junta General Ordinaria de accionistas TALLERES NAVALES PESQUEROS S.A.

    Se convoca Junta General Ordinaria de accionistas, en la sede social, en primera convocatoria el día 29 de junio de 2019, a las 10 horas, y en segunda convocatoria al día siguiente en el mismo lugar y hora, con el siguiente

    Orden del día

    Primero. Examen y aprobación de las cuentas anuales del ejercicio 2.018 y aplicación de resultado del período.

    Segundo. Aprobación de la gestión del Consejo de Administración en el ejercicio 2.018.

    Tercero. Lectura y aprobación del Acta de la Junta.

    Los accionistas pueden solicitar y obtener de forma inmediata y gratuita la documentación sometida a la aprobación de la Junta General.

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 27 de mayo de 2019.

    El Secretario del Consejo de Administración. Álvaro Garaygordóbil García.

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  • Junta General Ordinaria de accionistas INSTALACIÓN, REPARACIÓN, Y CONSTRUCCIÓN ELÉCTRICA, S.A.

    INSTALACIÓN, REPARACIÓN, Y CONSTRUCCIÓN ELÉCTRICA, S.A.

    Se convoca Junta General Ordinaria de accionistas, en la sede social, en primera convocatoria el día 29 de junio de 2019, a las 12 horas, y en segunda convocatoria al día siguiente en el mismo lugar y hora, con el siguiente

    Orden del día

    Primero. Examen y aprobación de las cuentas anuales del ejercicio 2.018 y aplicación de resultado del período.

    Segundo. Aprobación de la gestión del Consejo de Administración en el ejercicio 2.018.

    Tercero. Lectura y aprobación del Acta de la Junta.

    Los accionistas pueden solicitar y obtener de forma inmediata y gratuita la documentación sometida a la aprobación de la Junta General.

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 27 de mayo de 2019.

    El Secretario del Consejo de Administración.: Álvaro Garaygordóbil García.

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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.

    Bulnker Breeze2

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  • IBILALDIA

    Zamakona Yards with the IBILALDI 2018

    On May 27, 2018 will take place the 40th edition of the festival of the ikastolas (Basque language schools) in Bizkaia (Biscay) – IBILALDIA 2018 that this year organizes the IKASTOLA BIHOTZ GAZTEA of Santurtzi, where one of our shipyards is located.

    The Ibilaldia has been celebrated since the end of the 70s with the aim of promoting the use of the Basque language and promote the Basque culture.

    Zamakona Yards collaborates with Bihotz Gaztea in this important event for the Basque language (euskera) and for our municipality. We wish the organizers a great success and the achievement of the objectives set to realize the future projects of the ikastola.

    You can find all the information about the party in this link www.bihotzgazteaikastola.net

    In the following link you will find the video clip and the song of this edition, with title “Taup!” that coincides with the theme of the party. The maritime essence of Santurtzi is perfectly evident.

     

     

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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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