• 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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  • The birth of a new ship in Zamakona Pasaia

    Just we launched in our facilities in Pasajes (San Sebastian) the tug ordered by the Port Authority of Haifa (Israel).


    Launching is a very important step in the manufacturing process because it´s when sizing and shapes of the boat are tested to see if they´re correct and can be considered as the “birth” of the ship. The launch was a success and we are already undertaking the last part of the pre-assembly before the beginning of testing.


    The type tractor tug with Voith Schneider propulsion has 70 tons of bollard pull, a length of 31.50 meters by 12.50 meters beam The design was done by VOITH in collaboration with the shipyard engineering, optimizing the hull shape and including some improvements required by the customer in relation to its sister ship ILAN I. Classification will be provided by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.


    The ship fulfills the regulations of the Israeli flag especially as regards to noise and vibration, it should be noted that the regulations are more stringent than those set out in international standards.


    The tug is equipped with 2 propulsion units 32R5 Voith coupled with 2 MAN main engines 8L27/38 each with 2,670 KW. To trail the afterdeck, the ship is equipped with a tow hook and winch manufactured by Hatlapa.


    Everything is on track to meet our commitment to our customer delivery this coming September.

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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 delivers tuna freezer vessel “Jai Alai” to the Echebastar Group

    This Saturday the 7th, Zamakona Shipyards in Santurce that belong to the group Zamakona Yards, will deliver its construction number 737, the tuna freezer vessel “Jai Alai” to bermeo Group Echebastar.


    At the ceremony will be present Mr. Kepa Echevarría (Deputy Director of the Echebastar Group), and Mr. Pedro Garaygordobil (Zamakona Yards´ President) to preside over the ceremony and act as godmother Mrs. María Felicidad Madariaga Arenaza, member of the owning company of the tuna vessel. More than two hundred fifty people will attend the ceremony among which representatives of the Basque Government and Central Government of Seychelles, Port of Bilbao, Zamakona Shipyards staff, suppliers and customers of the group, as well as partners and staff of the ship-owner company.


    The ship with the most modern and sophisticated technology has superstructure and aluminum bridge, tunnels of ultra tuna freezing at -60 degrees calcium and safe areas with anti piracy means. Also, it brings the innovation with a sustainable fishing, returning to the sea the non-target fish alive with little human presence. The ship is the brother of “Izaro” and will join it in fishing works in the Indian Ocean.


    We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Echebastar Group for their confidence in our group for the renewal of its fleet.

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  • Effective technology, satisfied customers

    Ljubica to our distinguished customer, the Jadran Group, the ship is already across the hemisphere operating at full capacity and excellent results as you can see in the picture below these lines in which we can see the satisfaction of the ship owner Mr. Diego Miletic showing a beautiful specimen of tuna.


    These are the images that fill us with pride and encourage us to continue on the path of excellence in our work, thanks again to the Jadran Group for trusting us!



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  • Launching of the ship OCEAN FALCON in Pasajes

    On November the 6th, Zamakona Yards Group successfully completed the launch of the ship “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes (San Sebastian, northern Spain).


    The ship is the third Zamakona Yards launches, of all three signed with the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S. The primary mission of the ship is to provide prompt attention to emergencies on oil rigs, being specially adapted to the harsh conditions of the North Sea. It is there, where it will begin operations for the oil company SHELL in the second quarter of 2015.

    The ship constructed in Pasajes is a Field Support Vessel (FSV) with Havyard HY820 design 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.


    The Zamakona Yards Group has facilities in Santurce (Vizcaya), Passages (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas (Canary Islands), with over 41 years of experience in shipbuilding and repair of all types of vessels.

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  • Zamakona Yards delivers a second tuna freezer vessel to the Jadran Group

    On the last Saturday, October 18th we celebrated in Getxo (Bizkaia) the delivery of the tuna freezer vessel LJUBICA, our latest construction to the owner group Jadran based in Ecuador and Panamá.


    The event was attended by over 200 people, including authorities and guests, acting as Godmother Matea Peric, a 7 year old girl. The ceremony was also attended by Jardan Group´s President, Mr. Diego Miletic and Mr. Pedro Garaygordobil, President of Zamakona Yards Group, as can be seen in the picture below these lines.


    The LJUBICA is a tuna freezer vessel of 89 meters length and 14 meters beam with tanks for fish load of 2.000 cubic meters and accommodation for 35 people. The vessel has the highest, modern and sophisticated technology in order to meet our customer´s needs and expectations.


    From Zamakona Yards we are very proud of the new building and very grateful to the company Jadran for the confidence in our group!




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  • Baptism ceremony of the RONJA POLARIS vessel

    On the past October 10th was held in Alesund (Norway) the baptism ceremony of the Ronja Polaris vessel, belonging to the Norwegian ship-owner Sølvtrans and built by Astilleros Zamakona S.A., group member of Zamakona Yards.


    Although the vessel was delivered in October last year, the ceremony is now performed since after delivery it went straight to service Marine Harvest. This year the vessel has carried more than 70,000 tones of live fish already.


    At the event served as Godmother Mrs. Anja Halsebakk (daughter of Roger Halsebakk) and were present Sølvtrans CEO, Mr. Roger Halsebakk, the ship’s master, Mr. Anders Solheim, Mr. Luis Magro y Mr. Ángel Sanchez (General Director and Commercial Director of our Zamakona Shipyards respectively).


    During the ceremony Roger Halsebakk highlighted how Ronja Polaris has met the company´s expectations, as it has proven suitable for handling large amounts of fish in a respectful, efficient and economical environment.


    From Zamakona Yards we are very proud of the building and very grateful to Sølvtrans for trusting our group!



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  • RONJA HUON, our latest construction

    We are proud to introduce you to our latest building, a state of the art live fish carrier vessel, the RONJA HUON.


    Main Characteristics

    • Length: 75,80 metres

    • Beam, moulded: 16 metres

    • Scantling draft: 6,80 metres

    • Accommodation: 13 people It is the second ship with these features made for our distinguished client Solvtrans.


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  • Zamakona participates at the SMM 2014 Maritime Fair in Hamburg

    The SMM 2014 Maritime Trade Fair is a must-attend event! The world´s leading trade fair for the maritime industry is about to happen at Hamburg between September 9 and 12 and Zamakona Yards wouldn´t miss it!


    Therefore, if you have planned to attend the event, you might consider visiting us. You can find us at:

    Zamakona Yards – B2.EG.212


    It would be an honor to receive your visit and answer all your questions.

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