Cardama starts building a vessel for an oil company in Iraq
The Vigo shipyard Cardama has just been added a new contract to its order book that ensures its activity for the next year and a half
It is building a multipurpose vessel for the oil company SOC in Iraq and the amount is 10 million dollars (9.2 million euros), according to the company.
The ship, 42 meters long, 14 wide and a speed of 12 knots shall serve as a support for oil terminals with essential functions related to fire and pollution prevention, as well as tug and sea rescue tasks.
The project is made by the Vigo company CNV Naval Arquitec and the shipyard won the international tender offer March 2014. The contract was signed in September of that year, but it was not put into effect until December 28th. On Wednesday 30th operators began cutting sheet metal with the presence of experts from the shipowner. The ship will be delivered in 18th months.
Cardama has been recently awarded the construction of two other ships -tugboats – for the Moroccan shipowner Marsa Maroc. The value of the order amounts to 9 million euros and the ships will be used to help in ports docking manoeuvres of oil tankers, container ships and other kind of vessels.
The Vigo shipyard celebrated a few months ago a historical milestone in the estuary with the launching of a trimaran, a technology pioneer in Spain as it is the first floating tidal platform. Designed to produce energy from ocean currents, the trimaran -of 42 meters long and weighing 350 tonnes is partnered by the firm Renewable Magallanes from Redondela, Cardama and the engineering CNV Naval Architects.