• Practice in Zamakona Yards

    The students are from Felo Monzón Secondary School Grau Bassas, New Isleta Tony Gallardo, Lomo Apolinario, 7 Palmas and the University of Las Palmas. They are receiving theoretical and practical training on lathe machines, boilers, electricity and computers.


    In Zamakona Yards, we are very pleased to offer this training to new generations of students and cooperate on their career development.

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  • Zamakona Yards signs a contract to build a Tuna Fisher

    Zamakona Yards has just been awarded a new contract for the construction of a tuna fishing and freezing vessel for the company Pesquera Miriam SA worth $ 35 million.


    The ship “LJUBICA“, 89.8 meters in length, is designed for Cintranaval-Defcar S.L. and will have a storage tank capacity of 2,000 m3.


    The vessel with construction number C-739 from the shipyard is a fine example of the degree of specialization achieved by Zamakona Yards in building ships for the fishery sector. Zamakona Yards is currently building another tuna fisher with similar characteristics for the company HARTSWATER LIMITED LTD. Delivery is scheduled for January 2014.


    In addition, Zamakona Yards is developing two projects for SOLVSTRANS to build live fish transport vessels (WELLBOAT) with a load capacity of 3,000 m3.


    This order strengthens Zamakona Yards’position as one of the Spanish leaders in shipbuilding. This latest contract adds to the five vessels currently under construction in our shipyards.


    The ship “LJUBICA” is scheduled for delivery during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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  • Crankshaft change on MV Kampen

    Napesca, company belonging to Zamakona Yards is working on the vessel Kampen with IMO 9214587, changing the main engine crankshaft. The vessel belongs to Eckhoff GMB & CO and is currently docked at the Reina Sofía pier in the Port of Las Palmas. The project is being carried out in cooperation with Wartsila, one of the world leaders in marine engines.


    The engine model is the Wartsila 8L46B with 8 cylinders in line, running vertically and producing 10,605 horse powers at 500 revolutions per minute. The crankshaft weighs 15,000 kg and measures 8 meters.


    The work is highly complex, as the engine block, weighing 120.000 kg, is being lifted. Further, Napesca reinforced the deck to hang the weight of the engine in the roof of the engine room as well as opened a hole behind the engine to remove the old crankshaft and introduce the new one.


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