Pescanova assigns to Armón the biggest naval contract of the fishing industry in Galicia
The multinational company will release the vessels in 2020, without banking on the capital. Armón will be the only shipyard assuming this construction, which will spread the workload among Vigo and Burela. Nueva Pescanova will entirely undertake the partial renovation of their fishing fleet in Galicia with the construction of seven vessels between Vigo and Burela. The multinational corporation has assigned to Armón the biggest vessel order of the fishing history in Galicia until now, valued in 42,5 million euros.
The shipyard, whose capital is entirely from Asturias, outbid Factorías Vulcano, who opted to get “at least one” of the biggest vessels. Armón Vigo will assume the construction of the three refrigerated trawlers for Namibia, and four shellfish boats for Pescamar, Mozambique; the remaining three will be built in the slipways they have in Burela. The announcement caught the auxiliary industry by surprise, who does not know which companies are going to provide the vessel with deck, fishing hold, empowerment and propulsion equipment. “For the moment, what we have signed is a precontract”, stated sources familiar with the operation, that will be closed in “a few weeks”. The construction of the vessels will commence in January and will employ, according to the company, 200 people.
The ones from Namibia will be trawlers of 50 metres in length, as advanced by FARO, and will provide Lüderitz factory with raw materials. Unlike the one in Walvis Bay, who works with frozen products, this one prepares, cuts and packs the hake of the refrigerated fishing vessels that work in national waters and go to the port “very often”. The vessels will be 11 metres wide, will cost 10 million euros each and will be delivered to Novanam and Lalandii shipowners, integrated into Novanam Limited. The group operates in this country with 14 ships. The company didn’t specify the capability of the vessels, which in any case will be similar to Kainab, 45 metres wide and built by Construcciones Navales Paulino Freire in 1985. The deck machinery will be electrical (hydraulic; the propulsion, of 2.000 CV).
Source: Faro de Vigo