19th to 21st of May 2020

Shipyard from Viana reaches 15 vessels built in just one lustrum

The factory, associated with shipbuilding sector of Vigo, takes off after "reborn" in 2013 along with Martifer group

The shipyard from Viana do Castelo has got to rise from their ashes and in just a five-year period has signed the construction of around 15 ships. The Portuguese factory, historical partner with shipbuilding sector of Vigo - just 90 kms away – has taken off hand in hand with Martifer group, who bought in 2013 the facilities that leaded to West Sea. World Explorer, the 100% Portuguese luxury cruise was baptised there godmothered by the French Carla Bruni.

The shipyard known before as ENVC (Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo) passed by a critical moment at the beginning of this decade and Government decided to give up subsidies to the company. Martifer group bought the factory and contracts were arriving under their control.
The same as the rest of the planet, passengers vessel sector has got a lot to do on the West Sea take off and there Mário Ferreira shipowner was erected as the main character: his company, specialized on river cruises, has ordered several units and was launched to luxury cruise sector with an order of three expedition cruiser (prices between 60 and 70 million Euros each). Two patrol boats order were added to it by the Government (other four are foreseen) or dredgers.

And so, it is that shipbuilding sector from Vigo is one of the main shipyard partners, as Panelship and Regenasa (outfitting companies) or even Factorías Vulcano, that made blocks last year.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)

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