19th to 21st of May 2020

Armón will build two Salvamar Boats for 4.4 million euros

It was the only shipyard applying for the tender and they will be built at its facilities in the Asturian West

Armón shipyard will build two Salvamar-type vessels in its facilities in the west of Asturias region to renovate the oldest ones of the Salvage and Maritime Society (Sasemar) of the Ministry of Development. The shipyard founded and Head Quartered in Navia, also have branches in Burela, Gijón and Vigo, was the only one applying for the Sasemar tender. The two vessels were tendered for 4.4 million euros, with an execution period of 15 months, and Armón submitted an offer of 4,395 million, getting the order.

There will be two ships «for lives and goods at sea rescue and salvage within the waters in which Spain assumes the responsibilities of this nature. They must be able to navigate all the time and in emergency situations with conditions of sea and wind force 10 on the Beaufort scale”, indicated in the tender specifications. The construction of these two ships was contemplated in the Sasemar Annual Action Plan 2019. Armón already has previous experience building this type of boats. The new ships must be unsinkable and rescue area will be as low as possible to facilitate collecting people from water, life rafts, rescue boats, and so on. The total length will be between 20 and 22 meters, with a sleeve between 5 and 6 and a draft of approximately one meter. With an autonomy at 28 knots of 400 nautical miles, it is stipulated its test speed must exceed 36 knots, and it will have a full load displacement capacity of around 35 tons, with two engines of 1,400 hp.

(Source: La Voz de Asturias)

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