• Zamakona Yards Canary Islands – Important Release

    Zamakonayards in the Canary Islands has been considered by the Security Department of Las Palmas Port Authority as an essential facility within the Port of Las Palmas which is considered a Critical State Facility. 

    As an essential element for the continuity of the services of a Critical Infrastructure of the Spanish State, we must remain open and contribute with our work, to collaborate among all of us to overcome the current situation. 

    We therefore continue to be at your service, to ensure that all naval resources can continue their work and that the port has all its capacities to respond to possible emergencies and other needs of the sector. 

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  • Repnaval (from Zamakona Yards Group) completes work on the capacity expansion of the nr 4 slipway

    The dean shipyard in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Repnaval. SA, belonging to the group Zamakona Yards, is already operating its number 4 new slipway.


    After an investment of nearly 5 million Euros, this car will in practice double the capacity of existing stranded because from now this slipway can accommodate vessels up to 120 meters length by 20 meters beam and 5,500 tons. With these new capabilities Repnaval can serve almost 80% of the vessels that operate in its area.


    While the yard has four slipways that can reach up to 120 meters in length, the most important innovation is the ability to drag because previously the limit was 3,200 tons.


    “We have undertaken this major investment mainly to respond to the numerous fleets of OSV ships operating our area, some of which have had to stop attending because they cannot get their specifications, especially in tonnage” says Mr. Álvaro Garaygordóbil, CEO of the Zamakona Yards group in the Canary Islands.

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  • Today is the International Working Women’s Day

    The International Working Women’s Day or International Women’s Day celebrates the struggle of women for their participation, equality with men in society and their full development as a person. The first celebration of this day took place in 1911 in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland extending its celebration since then to many countries.


    From Zamakona Yards we want to pay a small tribute to all women in the world and especially our colleagues who daily prove themselves working side by side with their colleagues. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THEM!

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  • The Institute of Aquaculture Mutriku in Zamakona Yards

    Last week we received the visit of students and faculty of the Institute of Aquaculture Mutriku. They wanted to know more about the shipbuilding project that we are currently developing for Solvstrans. It´s a Live Fish Carrier to be delivered in June 2013.


    We hope they enjoyed the tour and the explanations they received.

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    Crews from the Marine Action Ships (BAM) and the Canary Security Unit (USCAN) visited the Repnaval shipyard in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.


    Both ship Officers and Marines visited the vessel Playa de Azkorri, which is currently being repaired at the shipyard. They checked security issues.


    The visit was accompanied by the Captain. The vessel is a tuna fisher, similar to the ones operating in the Indian Ocean, where Operation Atalanta is taking place and where their vessels will be used In the near future.


    This operation is organized by the Security Council of the UN to protect vessels of the World Food Program while bringing humanitarian help to Somalia.


    Operation Atalanta is also authorized to deter, prevent and combat acts of piracy and armed robbery taking place off the coast of Somalia.


    The Maritime Action VesselsBAM – are designed to carry out military missions of conventional and unconventional character regarding threats. BAM conducts committed presence, surveillance and limited actions of neutralization, all within Maritime Safety regulations.


    The Canary Security Unit USCAN – is a component of the Marine Force Protection, with the mission of providing security to Navy staff and installations. The marine force protection is responsible for the area of the Canary Islands.


    We hope their visit here will help them in their efforts to protect the Indian Ocean. Good luck.

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  • CONSULTATION ON MARINE KNOWLEDGE 2020: from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting

    Last August 29th, the European Commission published the Green Paper “Marine Knowledge 2020 from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting”.


    This Green Paper opened a debate on the best strategy for moving forward to accessible, sustainable digital mapping of European seabeds, as well as timely information on the present and past physical, chemical and biological state of the overlying water column and forecasts for the future, together with a process that helps Member States maximise the potential of their marine observation, sampling and surveying programmes.


    The European Commission, via Maritime Affairs, welcomes contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.


    If you wish, you can also reply in an individual capacity. All contributions will be published on the internet although the names of those replying in an individual capacity will not be published. No contact details will be published.


    The Commission has set up a website for responses. You can consult the Green Paper here, and you can leave your opinion in this poll. This website will be open till 15 December 2012.


    This is a great chance to express your opinion about this matter in an open poll. Do not miss this opportunity.

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    This year 2012, Zamakona turns 40 in the construction and ship repair market. It has been a long journey and we want to celebrate with you.


    After hard work during months, today we present our brand new website and Facebook & Youtube channels. A fresh new start on Internet.


    We hope you find all you are looking for on our new website. Don´t hesitate to contact us for further information, so we are sure we will be able to help you!


    We hope you will enjoy navigating our new site and we are looking forward to hearing from you!


    Best regards,

    Zamakona Yards

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