Zamakona Yards News

31 Mar 2020

Zamakona Launches Siuana Arctica

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Spanish shipbuilding and ship repair company Zamakona Yards reached a new milestone with the launching of the first of two new 69-meter reefer vessels to be built for the Greenlandic shipowner Royal Arctic Line A/S. Launching will take place February 4.The vessel will be named as Siuana Arctica and will replace the existing vessel Pajuttaat built in 1979. Conceptual design is being carried out by the Norwegian company Havyard Design & Solutions.The ship is designed to operate in northwest Greenland and have greater capacity than current ship.

02 Apr 2018

Zamakona to Build Two Ships for Royal Arctic Line

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Government of Greenland owned shipping company Royal Arctic Line A/S has signed a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Zamakona Yards for the construction of two reefer ships with and the concept design will be conducted by the norwegian company Havyard. The two vessels will replace Pajuttaat and the charter ship Vestlandia, built in 1979 and 1983 respectively. The ships are designed to operate in northwest Greenland and have greater capacity than current ships. The ships will have the flag of Greenland and are expected to be delivered by  2020.

27 Jan 2017

Zamakona at Salon Halieutis 2017

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Zamakona Yards will participate in this international event, with the objective of offering to the Moroccan and international fishing sector the services that our group offers specifically to the sector, such as the design, newbuid, repair and the refit of specialized vessels in any of our three shipyards located in the Canary Islands (Las Palmas Port) and in the Basque Country, specifically in the ports of Pasajes and Bilbao. A good example of our experience in the fishing industry…

28 Jun 2016

Wärtsilä, Zamakona Yards Join forces in Canary Island

Wärtsilä will offer maintenance and repair services at a new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators in cooperation with Zamakona Yards in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Photo Wartsila

Wärtsilä is enhancing its service offering by participating in a new maintenance hub in the Canary Islands. The facility, operated by one of Spain's biggest shipbuilding and ship repair groups, Zamakona Yards, will provide Wärtsilä's high quality service expertise to satisfy the growing needs of marine and power plant operators. Wärtsilä will offer maintenance and repair services at a new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators with special focus on the offshore market in cooperation with CCB Zamakona Offshore S.L.

09 Nov 2015

Zamakona Repairs Spanish Hospital Ships

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Spanish shipbuilding and repair group Zamakona Yards announced it has completed simultaneously repair and maintenance projects aboard two government-owned hospital ships, Juan De La Cosa and Esperanza Del Mar.   The vessel Juan De La Cosa was repaired at Zamakona Pasaia yard at San Sebastian, and the Esperanza Del Ma at the yard Repnaval in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

24 Jul 2015

Zamakona Builds Tuna Vessel for Echebastar

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Zamakona Yards informs its Astilleros Zamakona shipyard will deliver new build EuskadiI Alai, the third tuna freezer vessel ordered by the Echebastar Group to the Bermeo Group Echebastar on Saturday at the maritime cruise station in Getxo, Port of Bilbao. Present for the ceremony will be Kepa Echevarría, Deputy Director of the Echebastar Group; Pedro Garaygordóbil, Zamakona Yards´ President; and the vessel’s godmother Miren Arantza Gabancho Munitiz, member of the company that owns the tuna vessel.

23 Jun 2015

Shipbuilding Contract: Zamakona Nabs ESVAGT Deal

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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.

17 Jun 2015

Zamakona Adds Capacity with New Slipway

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The shipyard in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Repnaval. SA, belonging to the group Zamakona Yards in the Canary Islands, is operating a new slipway. After an investment of nearly 5 million Euros, the slipway will double the existing capacity is it 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 percent of the vessels that operate in its area, the yard said. While the yard has four slipways that can reach up to 120 meters in length…

08 May 2015

Zamakona Delivers New Ship to Atlantic Offshore

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Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S. took delivery of new offshore multipurpose vessel Ocean Falcon from Zamakona Yards at the builder’s facilities in Pasajes, San Sebastián. Ocean Falcon is the third and final vessels in a series built by Zamakona for Atlantic Offshore A.S., all similarly with Havyard HY820 design, but with a few technical variations between them. Its sisters, Ocean Osprey and Ocean Marlin, were the first and second of the contract, respectively.

07 Apr 2015

Zamakona Inks Agreement with Subsea Masters

From left to right: Harry Waters, Managing Director of Subsea Masters; Álvaro Garaygordóbil, CEO Zamakona Yards Canarias; Borja Garaygordóbil, Managing Director Zamakona Yards Canarias; David Fletcher, Managing Director GEV Offshore and James Rothwell, Project Engineer GEV Offshore (Photo: Zamakona Yards)

Zamakona Yards has signed a partnership agreement with British company Subsea Masters, a specialist in drilling equipment maintenance and repair.   With this agreement the Basque-Canarian Group expands its range of services adapted to the offshore industry.   The Subsea Masters is a subsidiary of the GEV Offshore group based in U.K. 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.

19 Mar 2015

Zamakona Inks Agency Deal with Stewart Group

Zamakona Yards has signed an agency agreement with the Stewart Group, owned by RS Platou&Clarksons, the shipyard announced.   The agreement will see the Stewart Group will offer its customers Zamakona Yards repair and maintenance services both afloat and in our shipyards.   The Stewart Group was founded in 1922 by Samuel Stewart and was purchased in 2008 by the Platou Group. Subsequently the Platou/Stewarts group has been purchased by Clarksons in 2015. It operates globally with major offices in Aberdeen, London, Accra, Cape Town, Singapore and Houston.

06 Mar 2015

Zamakona to Deliver Tuna Freezer Vessel

Jai Alai (Photo courtesy of Zamakona Yards)

This Saturday, March 7, Zamakona Shipyards in Santurce will deliver its construction number 737, the tuna freezer vessel Jai Alai, to bermeo Group Echebastar. Present at the ceremony will be Kepa Echevarría, Deputy Director of the Echebastar Group; and Pedro Garaygordobil, Zamakona Yards’ President; and to preside over the ceremony and act as godmother Mary Arenaza Happiness Madariaga, member of the tuna vessel’s owning company; as well as more than 250 other attendees, among which will be representatives of the Basque Government and Central Government of Seychelles…

28 Feb 2015

Zamakona Yards' Commitment to Well-being

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Recently employees of Zamakona Yards participated in a training course for maintaining Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The theoretical practice focused on working at heights, in confined spaces and for cultivating prevention techniques and firefighting. The courses were taught by the prestigious ASEPEYO mutua insurer and to do it was enabled a complete simulator where practices were conducted. To Zamakona Yards safety comes first, and therefore we are constantly investing in training and resources for our workers since any effort in this area is small.

24 Feb 2015

Halieutis Fair was a Big Draw

Halieutis Fair 2015

The third edition of the Salon Halieutis in the Moroccan city of Agadir came to a close yesterday. This fair is one of the most important international forums between professionals and companies in the extractive fishing, aquaculture and assessment of marine and fishery products. It involved more than 300 exhibitors and is estimated to have been visited by 60,000 people, including professionals and public in general. Zamakona Yards was also present at the event visiting major…

06 Feb 2015

Zamakona Earns Achilles FPAL Certificate

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Shipbuilding and repair group Zamakona Yards reports it has once again received the Achilles FPAL Assessment Certificate. The certificate indicates that industry group Achilles has approved Zamakona following an evaluation of its service in terms of quality, health, safety, environment, competence and training. Achilles FPAL aims to identify, evaluate and prequalify suppliers on behalf of the main actors in the oil and gas market. FPAL objectively analyzes company services, comparing…

02 Feb 2015

Zamakona to Offer GS-Hydro Hydraulic Services

Pictured from left to right: Borja Garaygordóbil, General Director of Zamakona Yards Canarias; Pablo Moya, Managing Director of GS-Hydro Spain, Portugal and France; Álvaro Garaygordóbil, CEO Zamakona Yards Canarias and Luis Ibarra, President of the Port Authority of Las Palmas (Photo courtesy of Zamakona Yards)

GS-Hydro has reached an agreement with Zamakona Yards to include its hydraulic services in the range of services offered by the Zamakona in the Canary Islands. Marking the new partnership, a presentation ceremony was held January 29 in the Las Palmas Port. In attendance were the President of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Luis Ibarra; Zamakona Yards´ CEO in the Canary Islands, Álvaro Garaygordobil; Vice President of Business Development at the GS-Hydro Corporation, Jukka Suotsalo…

31 Jan 2015

Zamakona, Finnish GS-Hydro Ink Deal

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

The presentation ceremony of the Finnish multinational leader in water services GS-Hydro, new partner of Zamakona Yards in Canarias was held yesterday (January 29th at 7 p.m.) in the auditorium of Zona Franca in the Las Palmas Port. 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.

26 Jan 2015

Zamakona Refits Vessels VOS HERA & HADES

Vos Hera

The Zamakona Yards in Pasajes has successfully finished the works carried o t 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.

19 Jan 2015

Reopening of the Caravel La Niña III

Delivery ceremony and reopening of the Caravel La Niña III,

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

06 Dec 2014

Zamakona Yards Join Forces with GS Hydro

Pictured from left to right, Mr. Borja Garaygordobil, General Director of Zamakona Yards Canarias and Mr. Pablo Moya, Managing Director of GS-Hydro Spain, Portugal and France

Zamakona Yards signed a collaboration agreement with finish Multinational GS Hydro. 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.

08 Nov 2014

Launch of OCEAN FALCON in Pasajes

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

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.

22 Oct 2014

Zamakona Delivers Second Vessel to Jadran

Photo: Zamakona Yards Group

On October 18, Zamakona Yards celebrated in Getxo, Bizkaia the delivery of tuna freezer vessel Ljubica to the owner group Jadran based in Ecuador and Panamá. The event was attended by more than 200 people, including authorities and guests, acting as Godmother seven-year-old Matea Peric. The ceremony also attended Jardan Group president, Diego Miletic, as well as Zamakona Yards Group president, Pedro Garaygordobil. Tuna freezer vessel Ljubica is 89 meters long with a 14-meter beam, tanks for fish load of 2,000 cubic meters and accommodation for 35 people.

22 Oct 2014

Zamakona Yards Delivers Tuna Freezer Vessel

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

Zamakona Yards yesterday celebrated in Getxo (Bizkaia) the delivery of the tuna freezer vessel LJUBICA, their 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 also attended 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.

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