Naviera Armas will build a 1.800 seats vessel in Barreras
Barreras’ ferry for Armas will be the first one propelled by natural gas built in Vigo. Armas company, who will close the stock purchasing of Transmediterranea in the first trimester of 2018, giving rise to the biggest maritime transport group in Spain, has an iron constitution as can be seen in the last news regarding this shipping line: the construction of a new vessel counting with 1.800 seats and 180 metres long.
Barreras has been responsible for the implementation of a renewal scheme and fleet addition for Armas, since 2003 with “Volcán de Tindaya” to the last superferries, “Volcán del Teide” y “Volcán de Tinamar”, delivered in 2010 and 2011, respectively, with speeds up to 26 knots and capacity for 1.500 passengers. The new construction will be a ferry measuring 191 metres long, 28’6 metres wide, 9’5 metres depth, 6’5 metres water-depth and capacity for 1800 passengers, 109 trucks and 246 vehicles. 26 knots and a cost of around 125 million euros, the perfect candidate for several routes between Península – Baleares or the Canary islands.