• 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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  • Canary Islands and Norway seek to consolidate and deepen their relations

    On February 6th, the President of the Government of the Canary Islands Fernando Clavijo and the Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge, Pedro Ortega, held a working meeting with the Norwegian ambassador to Spain, Helge Skaara, to analyse the commercial, economic and social ties between the Canary archipelago and the Nordic country.

    It should be noted that Norway and the Canary Islands maintain a historical relationship in different areas, where the tourism was the forerunner of this relationship. Today, the Norwegian tourist sector in the Canary Islands registers about 400,000 tourists a year (10% of the country’s population), which is reinforced by the existence of direct flights between the two destinations. Also, the Canary Islands has a Norwegian community resident in the islands of about 3,000 Norwegian citizens who mainly live in the south of Gran Canaria.

    The commercial and economic relations between the Canary Islands and Norway are being fruitful, as Norwegian companies consider the Canary Islands as a business platform for West Africa for specific sectors and, on the other hand, an enormous potential in sectors such as tourism, energy Renewable and blue economy. Currently there are 16 Norwegian companies from different sectors and many of them operate under the Special Zone of the Canary Islands regime (ZEC) that offers important tax advantages for these companies.

    In the specific case of Norwegian companies operating in the offshore and oil and gas sectors, both the public administrations of the Canary Islands and the private sector for naval repair and auxiliary services for the extractive industry have joined forces to make the islands, and in particular, the Port of Las Palmas, stand as a strategic hub. This, together with the geographical proximity with the Gulf of Guinea, has aroused the interest of the Norwegian private sector specialized in the provision of technical assistance to this industry.

    This interest has materialized in the implementation of some Norwegian companies that seek alliances with the Canary Islands private sector to generate integration in the local business sector, synergies and mutual benefit. The alliance between Zamakona Yards and the prestigious Norwegian company Coast Center Base (CCB) is a clear example of these alliances. The resulting company CCB ZAMAKONA OFFSHORE SL will invest jointly 20 million euros for the development of a repair centre for oil platforms with a total area that occupies 6,000 square meters in the Port of Las Palmas where the first phase is already executed with the construction of the building that houses the main workshop, offices and storage areas.

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  • Zamakona Yards signs new construction contract with Danish company, ESVAGT

    Astilleros Zamakona S.A, belonging to our group Zamakona Yards has signed a contract with the owner ESVAGT A.S, a company belonging to the multinational Danish AP Møller-Mærsk.


    The vessel will be delivered in the 2nd quarter of 2017 and will have the design and engineering of Havyard Design & Solutions A.S in cooperation with the ship-owner himself and our shipyard. It aims to make the change of crews in emergency assistance to offshore oil platforms, support for the maintenance operations of wind offshore facilities, etc. With 88,40 meters length by 15 meters beam, it will have diesel electric propulsion of last generation that ensures a reduction in fuel consumption around 13% compared to conventional propulsion systems. In addition, for the first time on a vessel of this type, a device consisting saving fuel will be installed in an appendix located at the stern that will be called Hull Vane® to reduce other consumption by 5%. It will have the capacity to accommodate the transfer of up to 76 people housed in individual cabins and have a system of telescopic davits for launching boats working on both sides of the ship.


    ESVAGT is a leader in promoting security and support especially in the offshore sector in the North Sea, Barents Sea and surrounding areas. “The current market situation allows us to recognize the friend ship-ownerand collaborator, “says the head of the Zamakona Yards group, Mr. Pedro Garaygordóbil.


    This is not the first time we work with this prestigious customer, which we´ve already built three ships, the latter being the “ESVAGT AURORA” in 2012, which won the “Best Spanish Ship Built in 2012”, awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Navales de España.


    It is important to note that the owner has awarded this contract to Zamakona having had a strong competition with the European Shipyards frontline.


    In the words of our President, Mr. Pedro Garaygordóbil:

    “The construction of this new vessel meets the need of Esvagt to have in its fleet a ship of this nature and serves to strengthen the relationship Zamakonahas with this owner that´s been last for more than 10 years. Astilleros Zamakona, S.A ensuresfrom this contract the workload of our shipyard until 2017 and confirms the confidence that our brand deserves among the largest offshore vessel owners operating in the North Sea. “


    The order will bring a workload of 350,000 hours, or what is the same, guaranteed employment for two years for the company itself and for the auxiliary industry that works with it.


    Astilleros Zamakona S.A has an extensive list of references on offshore fishing vessels, towing, passage, etc., and it is at the forefront of European shipbuilding.


    The Zamakona Yards group also has facilities in Pasaia and Las Palmas De Gran Canaria.


    We are very proud to have been awarded this contract and thank the Esvagtgroup their confidence in our team.

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  • Zamakona Yards delivers Ocean Falcon vessel to Atlantic Offshore in San Sebastián

    Zamakona Yards delivered the vessel “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes, San Sebastián.


    The ship is construction (C-735) and is the last of three signed with the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S., all with Havyard HY820 design. Its sisters, Ocean Osprey (C-721) and Ocean Marlin (C-722) were the first and second respectively of the contract with this prestigious customer, being all pretty similar, with some technical variations between them.


    The main aim of the ship is to provide prompt attention to emergencies on oil rigs, being specially adapted to the harsh conditions of the North Sea.


    This is a Field Support Vessel (FSV) and incorporates the latest technologies including systems for towing operations with a pulling capacity of 65 tons. With 66.80 meters length and 16 meters beam, it has the capacity to rescue 300 people. It has 2 MAN main engines with a power of 1935 kW each.


    It sails now towards Aberdeen where its baptism ceremony will be held on the 29th of May and has already a contract for this year of 5 + 5 years with Shell, UK.


    We want to take this opportunity to once again thank our distinguished customer Atlantic Offshore for trusting our work.

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  • Zamakona Yards takes place in the OTC 2015

    The Offshore Technology Conference 2015 (OTC 2015) is about to start and Zamakona Yards will be there once again!


    The conference will take place in the city of Houston, USA between the 4th and 7th of May. The OTC is the most important event of the Offshore industry and brings together leading companies and professionals around the world.


    We will have the opportunity to inform our colleagues on the latest repair and transformation undertaken on various platforms and share with them our short-term projects to offer our services at our facilities in Las Palmas Port.

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  • It´s been opened the first Offshore training center of Canarias, Gran Canaria closer to the Offshore industry

    Recently it has opened the first training center that provides the rescue qualifications needed work on platforms. The Offshore Center, created and managed by the Stier Group, is approved for obtaining the Boiset and Opito titles. Until the creation of this center, to get these trainings was necessary to go to the Scottish city of Aberdeen. Now you can get them here in Las Palmas, which undoubtedly represents an added attraction to this important industry to choose our ports as a base for repairs and maintenance of their ships.


    We want to congratulate the Stier Group for this important initiative.


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  • Zamakona Yards signed a partnership agreement with British company Subsea Masters specialized in maintenance and repair of drilling equipment

    With this agreement the Basque-Canarian Group further expands its range of services adapted to the offshore industry.


    The Subsea Masters is a subsidiary of the GEV Offshore group based in UK. They will permanently be based in Zamakona Yards´ facilities and dedicate primarily to the maintenance and repair of drilling equipment, especially the drill pipes or Risers. These works will be undertaken with the support of Zamakona Yards´ staff.


    This agreement intends to respond to the demand that platforms and driller vessels operating on the West African coast require on this type of service, and if anything else, add more attractiveness to the Las Palmas Port as a base for repair of these floating giants.

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  • Zamakona Yards signs agency agreement with The Stewart Group, owned by RS Platou&Clarksons

    Zamakona Yards will henceforth be represented by this important agent that provides services to major ship-owners and offshore clients worldwide.


    The Stewart Group will offer its major customers Zamakona Yards repair and maintenance services both afloat and in our shipyards.


    The Stewart Group was founded in 1922 by Samuel Stewart. In 2008 it was purchased by the Platou Group and has together became a global leader in the procurement of vessel services for the offshore energy industry. Subsequently the Platou/Stewarts group has been purchased by Clarksons in 2015, which in turn has created the largest network of shipbrokers in the world. They operate globally with major offices in Aberdeen, London, Accra, Cape Town, Singapore and Houston.


    With this agreement Zamakona Yards expands its already extensive network of agents being represented almost everywhere in the world.

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  • Zamakona takes part at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards 2015

    Yesterday the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards 2015 closed in London, one of the leading specialized events in the offshore sector.


    Zamakona Yards has participated in order to have a firsthand knowledge of trends and uprights in this important sector organized by the prestigious Riviera group.

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  • Zamakona participa en la feria ONS2014 de STAVANGER

    This week we have the honor to participate at the ONS 2014 Stavanger Exhibition, where many people have come to visit us and potential projects have been discussed.


    If you have planned to visit the exhibition, come visit us at the Zamakona Yards Stand – HALL J – 1041/7 (below you will find a map with our exact location).


    We will be happy to see you!


    Map by MazeMap

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