• Zamakona receives once again the Achilles FPAL Assessment Certificate

    We are pleased to announce that our group Zamakona Yards in the Canary Islands has received once again the Achilles FPAL Assessment Certificate. The company has been subjected to a rigorous test that evaluated key aspects of our services such as Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, Competence & Training and the result of this evaluation was highly satisfactory.


    It is great news for us because Achilles FPAL is a renowned firm in the Oil & Gas sector. It aims to identify, evaluate and pre-qualify suppliers on behalf of the main actors in this demanding market. FPAL objectively analyzes the above parameters and compare them to the industry standards. In this way it ensures that the information and skills they offer their clients include updated information that saves time, resources and costs for all parties involved.


    This certificate strengthens the quality assurance of our services, which fills us with pride and encourages us to continue with commitment and dedication the road to excellence.

    Read More

    The International Marine Contractors Association has published a safety guidelines for Offshore Vessels when docks in port and harbours.


    Ship enter and leave ports regularly. Tying up a ship when alongside a berth or another vessel is potentially a very hazardous operation unless simple and effective safety procedures are followed. Mooring accidents are always on the list of personal injury accidents, often resulting in severe injuries or even fatalities.


    These are very simple guidelines marked by common sense, but that it can save of serious accidents and even human lives.


    For the mooring safety, the people involved in the operation has to have in mind several factors. We are going to look at these factors, according the Safety Guide of IMCA (IMCA M 214).



    Read More



    Zamakona Yards has been played a main role in this investigation project. The objective of this Basque Maritime Forum project was the design and construction of an intelligent fishing vessel prototype to form part of the coastal fleet. The vessel will offer optimal safety standards and automation of elements related to navigation and fishing manoeuvres, and will be capable of fishing responsibly, competitively and efficiently.


    All the processes of the prototype will be automated. Fish handling will be reduced to a minimum. Because it will be possible to weigh and classify the product onboard, the fish-sale process can be carried out while the ship is still at sea, without the need to go to auction. Fuel consumption will also be reduced by means of dieselelectric propulsion.


    The final result is a pole and line tuna vessel, i.e., a vessel belonging to the coastal seining segment. The objective is to maximising vessel profitability by means of more costeffective fishing and by enabling automated control of all processes, from fish storage to net casting and from fuel consumption to equipment operation.


    The most striking aspects of the new vessel are those featuring the greatest innovation: the modular hold, the bridge and the new propulsion system. These represent the greatest enhancements with respect to current fishing vessels.


    The objective in all respects was a vessel design featuring innovative elements. Priority was given to energy efficiency but enhanced safety, comfortable onboard working conditions (mechanisation and automation of fish handling, accommodation), and information and communications technologies were also emphasised.



    Read More