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Armón Vigo begins the construction of an oceanographic for the Azores

The new research vessel has an estimated budget of 20 million Euros and its delivery is schedule for the end of 2025

These days Armón Vigo began the construction of an oceanographic vessel for the Autonomous Region of the Azores Islands with the laying of the keel. The research vessel has a cost of 20 million euros and its delivery is scheduled for the end of 2025. "The work is progressing at a good pace, even ahead of the initially planned schedule," indicates the Regional Secretariat of the Sea and Fisheries, with Manuel Sâo Joâo at the helm supervising the work at the Vigo shipyard this week.

The ship will be launched within a year, it will generate a workload in Armón for two years and will represent “a great investment for the region, a paradigm shifts for scientific research in the waters of the Azores”, which will be equipped of a technological platform for access to the seabed of the central Northeast Atlantic and, in particular, to the exclusive economic zone of the archipelago. This was indicated by the regional Secretary of the Sea, who was accompanied by the director of the Vigo shipyard, Santiago Martín, and the CEO of the naval group, Laudelino Alperi.

Armón is building two other oceanographic ships in its Vigo factory, one for the Spanish IEO-CSIC and another for New Zealand. Ría de Vigo (formerly Barreras), owned by Armón, is also building a marine research vessel - for Iceland -, a fishing vessel and has just begun work on a patrol boat for the maritime service of the Civil Guard.

Source: Atlántico Diario