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Barreras shapes the contract to build a luxury cruise ship of 170 meters long

Bareras in Navalia 2014

The Vigo shipyard, the largest private shipbuilding factory in Spain, is in advanced negotiations for the construction of a 170 meters long ship for luxury expeditions for a newly established shipping company.

Both the Spanish naval industry in general and the sector of Galicia in particular see the cruise segment as an opportunity to diversify its order book.

10 years ago Galicia was one of the references in building cruise ships and passenger vessels in general, as the construction of several units for both the Balearia and Canary Armas shipping companies showed. Mixed passenger and ro-ro vehicle vessels in many cases.

The boom in sailing holidays has led to increasing requests for information from the Galician shipyards, such as Barreras or Freire. Thus, the shipyard Hijos de J. Barreras is about to announce the signing of a luxury passenger ship for a German company. Rodman Polyships, polyester boats division from the Rodman Group, has also received an assigment for the first two catamarans (a batch of ten units) for 350 passengers. Neither the name nor the nationality of the companies has been reported.
The Canary Armas shipping company, which recently announced an investment of 12 million euros to build the first Spanish private passenger terminal at the port of Las Palmas, has two ferries in the bidding process to which several Spanish shipyards have applied, including Armon, with a division in Vigo.

Many of these shipping companies will be present at the next edition of Navalia.