• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The new slipway Number 4 with a máximum capacity of 5500 Tons

    Since finishing the adaptation work on our slipway Nº 4 of our REPNAVAL Shipyard at the Port of Las Palmas which can service vessels up to 126 M length and 5500 Tons we haven’t stopped working on vessels which we could not accommodate previously with our limited capacity. Thus, recently, we have drydocked the Vessel “Angel” (before, “Caliope”) of 113 M and 3500 Tons and we are now drydocking the pontoon Koca Yusuf of 92 M length and 27.5 M width. All of which means that the effort and investment we have made w justifiable as shown by the enthusiastic reception and demand of our customers for the drydocking of their vessels.

     

    Carro Repnaval

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  • The Spanish Hospital Ships, “Juan De La Cosa” and “Esperanza Del Mar” repaired in Zamakona Yards

    Recently, we’ve successfully carried out repairs and maintenance simultaneously on the two emblematic government owned hospital ships, Juan De La Cosa and Esperanza Del Mar.

     

    It occurred that the two vessels were repaired simultaneously. The vessel Juan De La Cosa was repaired at Zamakona Pasaia yard at San Sebastian and the Esperanza Del Ma” at our yard, Repnaval, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

     

    Both projects were offered at public bidding and our proposals were the winners. We take great pride in being able to offer our services to these two emblematic vessels which are carrying out such important work in attending to the needs of our fishing men in the areas where they are working.

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  • Haifa Port contracts 70 t Voith Tug with Zamakona Yards

    Haifa Port Company (HPC) has awarded the international tender for a new build VOITH SCHNEIDER tug to ZAMAKONA Yards.

     

    HPC has tendered a tug which is a sister vessel of the ones already operating in the harbor. The tug has 70 t bollard pull and 31,50 m length by 12,50 beam. The design has been done by VOITH DESIGN, optimizing the hull shape and including some improvements required by the Client. Classification will be LOYD’S REGISTER, and the notation includes also FIFI 1 with water spay.

     

    The tug is equipped with 2 VOITH 32R5 propulsion units coupled to 2 MAN main engines 8L27/38 developing each 2.670 kW.

    For towage purposes the aft deck is fitted with a towing hook and a towage winch from HATLAPA.

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  • The ship Ocean Osprey is ready to serve in Norway

    The ship (FSV) Ocean Osprey arrived to Scotland last week to soon begin operating in the Gannet offshore oilfields. This vessel will support the works for the Norwegian company Shell UK / Dana Petroleum.

     

    This ship was launched successfully on the 31st of January at our facility in Pasajes (San Sebastián). The Ocean Osprey is the first ordered ship by the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore AS built by Zamakona Yards. It is expected that by the end of June 2014 their second vessel (Ocean Marlin) will be ready. It is a Havyard HY820 design.

     

    We thank Atlantic Offshore for putting their confidence in us.

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  • International Women’s Day (March 8th) – Interview with Davinia

    “Revenge is a pleasure that lasts only one day; generosity is a feeling that can make you happy forever” – Rosa Luxemburg

     

    Name: Davinia Molina Rodríguez – Age: 27 years – Job Training: Master in Supervision and Management of ship machines and installations; office certificates, electronics for MTU engines, equipment ” VISATRON ” ; industrial cooling systems, fire fighting systems , rescue and health , prevention of occupational hazards; others. – Years in Zamakona: 7 years.

     

    ¿What is the International Women’s Day?

    International Women’s Day (March 8th) is celebrated each year in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

     

    In 1975, during International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. In adopting its resolution, the General Assembly recognized the role of women in peace efforts and development and urged an end to discrimination and an increase of support for women’s full and equal participation.

     

    International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

     

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  • Visita del Alcalde de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria a Zamakona Yards

    En la mañana de hoy viernes 29 de noviembre a las 8:30, el Excmo. Sr. Alcalde de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, D. Juan José Cardona realizó una visita a las instalaciones de Zamakona Yards en el Puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Estuvo acompañado por la Concejala de distrito Puerto Dña. Carolina León y el Jefe Área Infraestructuras e Ingeniería de la Autoridad Portuaria, D. Salvador Capella.

     

    Durante la visita se mantuvo una reunión de trabajo con el CEO del Grupo Zamakona Yards en Canarias D. Alvaro Garaygordóbil, con el Director General D. Borja Garaygordóbil y el Director de Marketing D. Leandro Aguirreche.

     

    Durante la reunión el Sr. Alcalde tuvo la oportunidad de conocer de primera mano la actividad de reparaciones navales que desarrolla nuestro grupo en Gran Canaria desde 1972, mostrándose muy interesado en los proyectos actuales que Zamakona Yards está realizando.

     

    Ahora mismo, Zamakona Yards está trabajando en la ampliación del carro Nº 4 y la futura construcción de un Taller especializado en la reparación de hélices azimutales en la parcela recientemente concedida por el consejo de la Autoridad Portuaria en el muelle Reina Sofía.

     

    El Sr. Cardona destacó la importancia de nuestro sector en la economía canaria y expresó la absoluta disposición del Ayuntamiento que preside a colaborar en la promoción de nuestro puerto como una de las ejes claves del plan de internacionalización de la ciudad que está liderando.

     

    Desde aquí queremos agradecer su visita y congratularnos por la gran sintonía demostrada con los retos de futuro del sector de las reparaciones navales, del Puerto de Las Palmas, y por ende de nuestra ciudad.

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  • Modernization and improvement at Zamakona Yards Canary Islands

    As part of our program to improve our services for OUR CUSTOMERS, we are proud to inform you that work has commenced at ours shipyard at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Repnaval (Zamakona Yards), increasing the capacity and tonnage or our slipways.

     

    Specifically, we are preparing our slipway Nº 4 to receive vessels of 120 meters length and 20 meters breadth with lightweight tonnages of 5500 Tons for flat bottomed vessels and 4500 Tons for keeled vessels. The work is expected to be completed in January of 2014.

     

    You can see an infographic showing the details of the Project. We are confident that with this investment Repnaval will continue to be the shipyard of reference in the port of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, expanding our capacity to offer quality services for the maintenance and repair of your vessels and those of other ship owners and operators.

     

     
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