19th to 21st of May 2020

Nodosa swells its order book with the second trawler for the group Rampesca

The ship, 63.7 meters, will replace the "Castelo", 30 years old - It will fish squid in Malvinas by the end of 2020

The shipyard Nodosa Shipyard closes the year with a new contract and raises its order book to six ships. Rampesca group from Vigo has commissioned the construction of a freezer trawler that will specialize in the capture of squid in the Malvinas. The vessel will replace the 30-year-old Castelo, and it is the second unit that the company has ordered to Marin's shipyard after the Monteferro. Precisely this ship, the first Galician capital that was in charge since 2006, will be the model to replicate to carry out this second unit. Specifically, it will have 63.7 meters of length, 12 of beam and about 1,500 GTs (Gross Tonnage, the ship's cargo capacity). "The order shows the satisfaction and trust placed in the shipyard", explain Nodosa sources. The order was closed "a few days ago" by the company Ferralemes LTD (name of a ship of the firm that sank in 2008), formed by Vigo Rampesca and Malvina RBC. As indicated from the shipyard, the sheet metal cutting is scheduled to begin in 15 days, while delivery is expected by the end of 2020.

The small differences of this new unit with respect to the Monteferro (also of 63.7 meters) are found mainly in the capacities of freezing and storage, as well as in the power of the engine, which "increase considerably". The same sources explain that this trawler will also have an inverted bow design "after the good results" obtained with the first vessel in the fishing ground. In addition, "both crew and shipowners have provided innovative details to achieve greater adaptation" to Malvinas waters.

Rampesca was the pioneer company in the necessary renovation of the Galician fishing fleet. El Monteferro was the first major trawler of Galician capital to be commissioned after the construction of the Pesmar Dos (Mariners Fisheries) and Rio Caxil (Pesquera Inter) trawlers in 2006. Now, with just one year apart, the group returns to the in front of the second wave of the greater renewal process in 30 years planned by the Galician large capacity fleet, especially for the Malvinas and NAFO fishing grounds.

As for Nodosa, the shipyard has become the reference for this type of vessel. In addition to this ship, the shipyard has five other orders underway: the trawler Isla de Terranova for the Pescadora Baqueiro (for NAFO), three trawlers for the Dutch firm Osprey (the last two were signed at the last edition of the Navalia fair ) and one more for the German company Kutterfisch (delivered one this year). The R & D project Ecomytilus, a ship-factory for the mussel sector, also joins them.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)

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