The Lalandii 1, the first ship of the new Nueva Pescanova fleet, heads towards Namibia
It is the first of the seven new fresh and freezer ships to refurbish part of the Spanish multinational fleet in Namibia and Mozambique.
The ship Lalandii 1, the first of the seven ships commissioned by the Nueva Pescanova Group to refurbish part of its fleet, has this afternoon begun its journey towards Namibia after leaving Armon Vigo shipyards. This ship is the first of the three fresh fish ships which will work for the affiliates of the company, NovaNam and Lalandii, in Namibia and which will be dedicated to processing hake. As part of the same project, another four freezer ships are also included for catching lobster, for the affiliate Pescamar in Mozambique. These new ships shall join the fleet of more than 70 ships which will be operating in the southern hemisphere. The company has allocated an investment of 42.5 million euros to the project, and is creating around 200 jobs in Galicia, turning it into the most important contract made in Spain by a company in the fishing sector.
The ship, one of the most advanced ships of the company, has been built by Armón Shipyards in Galicia. For its design, virtual reality was used as a tool to design and constantly improve the ship during its construction, a pioneering process in the sector. Furthermore, multiple professionals, from ship captains to chief engineers, petty officers, and even retirees who know the characteristics of the Namibian fishing grounds to perfection have collaborated in the design of the Lalandii 1.
It has the latest equipment including its high energy efficiency motors, which allows for high performance, reducing consumption and emissions, as well as improvements to the processing system on board and greater comfort for the crews. In this way, the company consolidates its commitment to create local employment in all countries where it operates, as well as contribute to the economic and social development of its communities.
(Source: Nueva Pescanova)