19th to 21st of May 2020

Armón will open a Shipyard in the south of Argentina, Vigo’s fleet bastion

The naval group wants to get back its old Factory of Comodoro for shipbuilding and repairing.

The Armón’s subsidiary has four Argentinian ships in the order book.

Armón naval group would like to put a spade in the south of Argentina, one of the most important bastion of the high-seas Vigo’s fishing. The shipyard committee, where Vigo’s subsidiary has got minimum four ships for Argentinian shipowners in its order book (for the National Institute of Investigation and Fishing development and for the shipowners Valastro Group and Moscuzza), has introduced a new proposal for re-opening the old yard of Comodoro Rivadavia at El Chubut (Argentinian Patagonia), in order to assigning it for the ship building and naval repairs.
The Administrator and President of the group of shipyards, Laudelino Alperi, accompanied with other Armón managers, has visited this week the naval facilities in the Port of Comodoro and has had some meetings with Alberto Gilardino, Minister coordinator of the Cabinet, and the Fishing secretary, Adrián Awstin, to whom informed about the intentions to establish in El Chubut. Comodoro shipyard is nowadays not active after entering in state of insolvency and the end up with the old administration.

The Argentinian Port Administrator, Favio Cambareri, explained that Armón Group would like to ‘reactivate this factory generating new labor resources and give an important service to the port through naval reparations and ship building.’ According to the local press, the shipyard has got two parallel units of 70 by 40 meters that allow to be able to do reparations and naval constructions under roof without being affected by climate changes. It has three gantry cranes of 8 tons of capacity each. Moreover, inside the platform and for the maneuver of hoist and launch floating elements to be repaired, a synchronized elevator runs equipped with 12 winches powered by Rolls-Royce motors of (individually) 320 tons of power. This allows to lift 3.400 tons where the limit on ships is to 2.300 tons.

The south of Argentina is one of the main bastions for the shipyards from Vigo that fishes within the Argentinian fishing ground through mix companies (Pescanova, Videmar, Iberconsa, Altamare, etc.) due to the prawn boom. At the same time, Argentina has become within last years in one of the best customers for Armón Vigo with, at least, four ships in the order book, one oceanographic (Víctor Angelescu, 52 meters-Length) and a Cost investigation boat for Inidep, and a ‘rampero’ trawler of 47 meters-Length and a boom trawler prawn-fishing boat for the local shipyards Valastro Group and Moscuzza, as this paper has already informed.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)

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