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Cardama begins the construction of a vessel for Senegal

Cardama shipyard has started the building of a multipurpose vessel for Senegal. It is a similar vessel to the one which put into effect in late December to Iraq, with rescue, firefighting, combating pollution and tug functions.

With a length of 50 meters, this ship will have larger dimensions than the one commissioned by the Iraqi South Oil Company (SOC), a multipurpose with a length of 42 meters. According to company resources -through redLinkedin- the construction period will be two years, so that delivery will occur almost nine months of difference compared to the contract from Iraq (in this case the implementation period is a year and a half). The amount of the transaction has not been released.

With 12.20 meters wide, the ship will be equipped with two engines with a total output of 4,500 hp and a minimum bollard-pull of 60 tons (it is the measure established by the amount of force that a tugboat is able to apply during maneuvers).

The vessel was designed by Vigo engineering office CNV Naval Arquitec, with extensive prior experience in tugs, oceanographic and fishing of all kinds, from longliners, trawlers to smaller vessels along the coast. CNV Naval also designed the multipurpose for Iraq, whose contract in this case amount to 10 million dollars (9.6 million euros). In 2015 Cardama signed two contracts, apart from the multipurpose SOC. Two tugs 24.5 meters in length for Moroccan state company Marsa Maroc with a construction period of 13 months. The contract amounted to 9 million.

(Source: Faro de Vigo)

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