• LeaderSHIP 2020 – New Opportunities for the Future

    SEA Europe (European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association), welcomes the launch of the new LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to increase the competitiveness of the European maritime technology industry. It was presented by Vice President of the European Commission responsible for enterprise and industry policy Antonio Tajani on the 20th of February 2013 in Brussels.


    The SEA Europe will represent an Industry, which generates more than 72 billion € turnover annually and offers employment in high profile jobs for more than 500.000 Europeans. The new associations will represent close to 100% of the European shipbuilding industry in 18 Nations, encompassing the production, maintenance, repair and conversion of all types of ships and floating structures, commercial as well as naval including the full supply chain with the various producers of maritime systems, equipment material, and services.



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  • The protection solution for pirate attacks in Zamakona Yards

    According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), the piracy is rising in West Africa. In the Gulf of Guinea, there have been 58 incidents in 2012, including 10 hijackings and 207 crew members taken hostage. The pirates in this area are particularly violent, with guns reported in at least 37 of the attacks. Benin is an exception, showing a sharp fall from 20 incidents (including eight hijackings) in 2011 to two (including one hijacking) in 2012.


    Since early February have been producing pirate attacks on various vessels in this area, and the international news all point to that violence and hijackings will unfortunately continue off the coast of Africa.


    This leads to an unsafe environment for everyone working on ships in this area as well possible as loss of material and time. Zamakona Yards together with CollBaix (Marine Armor System) are ready to protect our clientes. We prepare and install protective systems on vessels. We can not stop this threat, but we can help protect people!.


    This factory is in a strategic location, being the Puerto de la Luz one of the most important ports for ship repairing in the Atlantic. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information¡.


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  • Risers Cleaning Works at Zamakona Yards Canary Islands

    Zamakona Yards together with Gates Europe is working on 22 marine risers belonging to Maersk Drilling in our facilities in Gran Canaria.


    The job involves cleaning and inspection in order for Maersk to receive the certification and comply with their life cycle management. 


    It will take some 3 weeks to finish the job. They are of the Aker Solutions brand and weigh about 40 tons each. These jobs will occur frequently since marine risers have cyclical maintenance scheme. 


    Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry world-wide. The company’s knowledge and technologies span from reservoir to production and through the life of a field.


    From the drilling rig to the power plant, Gates provides products and services the energy industry needs to keep equipment running productively, efficiently and safely.


    We’ll continue reporting about services to the oil & gas industry.

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