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The shipyards of Vigo cover the foreign market with orders for 20 countries

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They corner the foreign market and export more than ever to the five continents. Of the thirty contracts in force, including Nodosa, only three are for Spanish shipowners.

The shipyards of Vigo export more than ever. Barreras, Freire, Armón, Metalships, and Cardama together with Nodosa in Marín are currently working for a score of countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. They have an order book of 30 contracts, of which only three fishing vessels are for national shipowners, as reflected in the shipbuilding in Spain report for the first quarter of the year.

The high degree of internationalization is the general trend of the national shipyards, and very relevant in those of Vigo (21 contracts in force) and Marín (9 contracts), which account for 60% of the work at the state level with orders for Argentina, Sweden , Namibia, Canada, Angola, Denmark, Senegal, Greenland, Kuwait, Belgium, Malta, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Greenland, Falkland Islands and Spain.

In the first three months of 2019, Spanish shipyards signed 9 new contracts, of which six correspond to Nodosa, Armón Vigo and Freire, which means the consolidation of the leadership of the Galician sector. Pymar announced this week with the 2018 report, that Spain enters the world's top ten of new naval orders thanks to the push of the Galicia-Vigo shipyards fundamentally. They have a guaranteed workload for the next three years between oceanographic, ferries, tugboats, trawlers, freezer vessels and cruises such as the one being built by Barreras (which will do another) and which is the debut of the Spanish naval sector in this niche of market.

(Source: Atlántico Diario)

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