• 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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  • Dry-docking of ABIS BELFAST

    Our Shipyard Zamakona Pasaia, had recently dry-docked the modern general cargo vessel ABIS BELFAST belonging to the Dutch company Abis. The vessel with 89.95 meters length by 14 meters beam has made several repairs and general maintenance of mechanical, electrical as well as painting renewal.


    This is the first time a ship of this important company hires our services for dry docking, in this case in our shipyard in San Sebastián, and we want to thank them for their trust. We hope to perform again this service to the rest of its fleet.


    The Zamakona Shipyard in Pasaia apart from building modern and sophisticated ships, it also performs repairs and maintenance of vessels both afloat and dry-docked for which we have a floating dock with a capacity of 4.900 tons for boats up to 110 meters length by 23 meters beam.

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  • Presentation ceremony of the agreement between Zamakona and the Finnish GS-Hydro

    Yesterday, January 29th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Zona Franca in the Las Palmas Port took place the presentation ceremony of the Finnish multinational leader in water services GS-Hydro, new partner of Zamakona Yards in Canarias.


    The event, attended by leading companies from both Las Palmas Port and Canarias ´industry, attended by the President of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Mr. Luis Ibarra, Zamakona Yards´ CEO in the Canary Islands, Mr. Álvaro Garaygordobil, Mr. Jukka Suotsalo, Vice President of Business Development at the GS-Hydro Corporation, Mr. Borja Garaygordobil, General Director of Zamakona Yards in Canarias and Mr. Pablo Moya, General Director of GS-Hydro SAU who was in charge of the presentation of the services that GS-Hydro will offer now in Canarias.


    This event follows the agreement signed last December in Zamakona´s offices in Las Palmas, has an initial term of two years and will involve the inclusion of hydraulic services in the already extensive range of services offered by the Group Zamakona Yards in the Canary islands.


    GS-Hydro is a Finnish multinational with over 40 years of history, inventor of bonding systems seamless pipe and hydraulic industry leader in high performance. GS-Hydro is present in over 25 countries worldwide and has a subsidiary in Spain since 1993, with facilities in Madrid and Bilbao and responsible for all operations in Spain, Portugal and France, also serving as support for growth in Latin American countries like Brazil, Chile or Peru.


    GS-Hydro has extensive references in the marine sector in terrestrial applications and also in the oil sector and is established in the Canary Islands, through a strategic alliance with Zamakona Yards, and add value to work together, offering all kinds of hydraulic products and services with all the guarantees of quality of the GS-Hydro brand.

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  • Refit of the vessels VOS HERA & HADES


    The Zamakona Yards in Pasajes has successfully finished the works carried out in the vessels VOS HADES and VOS HERA that belong to the Company Vroon Offshore Services UK.


    The conversion required a major upgrade of the VOS H-Class to enable Rescue & Standby facilities for a Group B vessel. The project´s design done by OSD-IMT OFFSHORE SHIP DESIGNERS was created in order to meet the customer´s requirements and the UK MCA and UKOOA regulations.


    – New accommodation areas such as treatment area, hospital, reception, survivors and non survivors’ facilities, etc have been done. For those areas, new steel modules have been necessary, rearrangement of several spaces on board, new rescue zone, etc.

    – New bridge wings have been installed according to UKOOA requirements.

    – New equipment have been installed, such as:

    – Communication equipment for rescue vessel

    – One (1) Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) and (1) Daughter Craft (DC)

    – One (1) off Hydra marine HMD GM80 Daughter Craft Davit

    – Fast Rescue Craft – One (1) off Kosen FRC / FRB

    – Painter booms, etc.

    – Re-arrangement of the deck machinery and crane.


    The owner has used the conversion period to carry out the special survey of the vessel:

    – Overhaul of the main engines.

    – Review and cleaning of the gensets.

    – Complete checking of the propulsion shafts, propellers, rudders, etc.

    – Cleaning and painting of the hull.

    – Docking and some outfitting works.


    The Zamakona Yards Group takes this opportunity to thank once again the Vroon Company for trusting our group in their previous and more recent jobs and also OSD-IMT for the excellent cooperation with us.

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  • Delivery and Reopening of the Caravel La Niña III

    This morning in the city of Las Palmas, was held the delivery ceremony and reopening of the Caravel La Niña III, faithful replica of the ship of Columbus, the Caravel “La Niña III“.


    Las Palmas is part of the network of Columbian cities of Spain, it is a symbol of the discovery of America, the pass of Christopher Columbus over the island of Gran Canaria and benchmark their contribution to the expansion of the Canary Islands, for its strategic location as a bridge between America, Europe and Africa.


    This replica of the Caravel “La Niña” was built in 1992 for the V centenary of the discovery of America. Zamakona Yards has led the restoration project of the same in cooperation with ground forces in a unique example of public-private initiative and corporate social responsibility.


    In the picture, we can see our CEO in Canarias, Mr. Alvaro Garaygordóbil, greeting the Hon. Mayor of Las Palmas, Mr. Juanjo Cardona, in the presence of the President of the Gran Canaria lobby, Mr. Jose Miguel Bravo de Laguna and Mr. Eugenio Lopez Polo, chief Colonel of the Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment No. 94.


    For more details, click on the following link:


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    The agreement, with an initial duration of two years, will include hydraulic services in the already extensive range of services offered by the Zamakona Yards group in the Canary Islands.


    Today was held at the Zamakona Yards offices in Las Palmas Port the formal agreement between the two groups materialized by Mr. Borja Garaygordobil, General Director of Zamakona Yards in the Canary Islands and Mr. Pablo Moya, Managing Director of GS-Hydro for Spain, Portugal and France.


    In the agreement, the close collaboration between both companies agrees to offer and undertake effectively in the Canary Islands and Offshore the specialized hydraulic services that GS-Hydro, the leader company in the sector, provides in more than 25 countries.


    GS-Hydro is the original creator of the technology of pipe joint by seamless flanged, a system developed since 1975 in the North Sea platforms for its ease of installation and durability. Gs-Hydro is a company with great versatility, offering their services to both Naval and Offshore sectors, as well as all types of industries and ground installations.


    In the Offshore and Marine sector, the company has a large presence in the Oil and Gas industry. It has recently undertaken a major project in the Scarabbeo 5, a platform of Saipem in Rotterdam. GS-Hydro was responsible for the installation of the main hydraulic winch and replacement of the hydraulic circuit of the B.O.P.


    From now on, GS-Hydro is present in the Las Palmas Port having the necessary infrastructure, both machinery and specialized personnel to undertake all types of projects related to hydraulics with the support and collaboration of the Zamakona Yards Group.


    For more information visit: www.gshydro.com

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  • Two year contract signed with Otech Marine Services

    Repnaval shipyards. SA, belonging to Zamakona Yards group, recently signed an exclusive agreement with Norwegian company Otech Marine Services, an expert in underwater work to provide service support divers in the dry docking of vessels.


    This agreement, with a duration of two years renewable, will assist specialized divers of the company that operates with the highest standards of safety and quality in work, also having the most modern and advanced equipment that exists in the market, not surprisingly, the company Otech, has over 20 years providing their expertise in the demanding world of oil rigs services. With the implementation of this service Zamakona Yards´customers can be assured of being served by the best professionals and also get a full report of the operation and status of their vessels at the time of stranding.

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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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  • “In situ” machining together with the Nicol & Andrew Group

    In Zamakona Yards in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, we are conducting together with the group Nicol & Andrew an “in situ” machining of the crankshaft of a main engine Bergen. Specifically we are machining the four supports of the crankshaft (main journals) 1mm undersize.


    The group Nicol & Andrew is the pioneer of this technology that requires craftsmanship with practice and experience. Zamakona Yards, as an authorized service, is the only one capable of performing it in the Canary Islands and around the world, only a few companies are enabled to do so.

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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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