The brand-new Collbaix Division, Naval Shield, has been created for the shielding of ships (command bridge, control rooms, engine rooms …) and oil platforms. Collbaix is characterized by its quality and innovation, going always one step ahead other makers and therefore being leaders in the sector. The I&D division is constantly working on the development of new materials and proceedings to reinforce the security of their systems.


    With this agreement, Zamakona offers a new service in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry.


    Collbaix is a Spanish company founded in 1972 – 40 years experience in the security sector -. They are manufacturers of high quality  doors and security shutters and they are specialized in the protection and armoring of all kind of openings.



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    Last August 16th, the vessel DE VRIES TIDE arrived to our shipyard in Las Palmas. This is the third vessel of Tidewater that we repair in our shipyard in Canary Islands.


    Tidewater is the leading provider of larger Offshore Service Vessels to the global energy industry. With its large, new vessel fleet, a global footprint, leading safety performance, and over 50 years of experience providing marine support services, they’re serving customers who are operating in more remote, deeper and increasingly hostile environments in order to meet the world’s energy demands.



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    We bought recently a governor test stand of the AK8 serie. This machine is from the brand Regulateurs Europa, and it´s the only that you can find in the middle atlantic ocean.


    The AK8 is an electrically driven governor test stand for permanent installation. The purpose of the rig is to assist in adjunsting, servicing and testing the performance of hydraulic speed governors and hydraulic actuators. The test stand has been designed to simulate diesel engine operating conditions; the governor and test stand form a closed loop system.


    For the sitting-up and testing of hydraulic actuators the test stand can also operate in open loop mode. In that instance the drive speed is set at, and controlled from, the stand itself.


    The basis of the test stand is a sophisticated PLC. The PLC controls a Frequency Converter which in turn drives a 5.5 kW electric motor. The governor or actuator is direct driven by the electric motor.


    When in closed loop mode, the test stand simulates a diesel engine. This involves that the “load” of the engine is simulated on by test stand. If the set speed of the governor is altered the governor output will change momentary to increase or decrease the amount of “fuel ” applied. This will cause the drive speed to change accordingly.


    Also if the simulated load on the test stand is changed the output position of the governor will change to maintain the set speed.

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    Last August 01 Zamakona Shipyards the vessel “ESVAGT AURORA” to Esvagt AS, Company belonging to the Danish multinational A.P. Møller-Mærsk.


    This is the third vessel the Zamakona Yards has built for this Client. The main mission of the vessel is to remain on stand by, and give immediate assistance to offshore platforms in emergency situations. The vessel is specially adapted to the harsh climate conditions in the BARENTS SEA, where she will start operating for ENI NORGE AS on a 10 year charter contract.


    The vessel integrates the lastest technological developments for launching and recovery of rescue boats, de-icing equipment to avoid ice accretion on the decks as well as pollution control gear, fulfilling the highest standards required by the Norwegian Authorities for this kind of vessels.


    “The delivery of this vessel represents the consolidation of Shipyard ZAMAKONA among the world leaders in building Stand By vessels. We would like to express our thanks to ESVAGT for trusting in ZAMAKONA, and we are sure that ESVAGT AURORA will fulfill and exceed the expectations put in her” states the President of ZAMAKONA GROUP Pedro GARAYGORDOBIL.


    The vessel is 87 m long, 17 m wide and has 9.240 kW of diesel-electric power. It is easily recognizable to it’s X-bow. The vessel can perform high sea towage tasks, and she is fitted with a duplex dynamic positioning system, which allows her to keep the position even in very adverse climate conditions with hurricane force winds and rough sea. This feature gives her the capacity to operate ROVs in difficult conditions  in deep seas.


    The vessel and its equipment are in full compliance with the environmental class designation “CLEAN DESIGN”, since the vessel is respectful with the environment, in particular regarding the gas emissions and liquids. It has also achieved a high DnV Comf-V notation due to low noise and vibration levels, and “allowing the crew good comfort and resting on board”.


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