A company from Vigo will supply propulsion equipment to the largest shipyard in Argentina
Vasco Gallega de Calderería will market navigation improvement systems for the Río Santiago shipyard in Buenos Aires
The Vigo-based company Vasco Gallega de Calderería has signed an agreement with the Río Santiago shipyard, the largest in Argentina and state-owned, to supply propulsion equipment for ships under construction. They will also commercialize these systems with the Río Paraná, which is privately owned and located in the province of Buenos Aires.
The contract signed between the Galician company, located in the A Pasaxe industrial estate in Vincios, and the Buenos Aires titan will be deployed between 2022 and 2023. They will send nozzles, rudders or transverse tunnels that serve to complement the propulsion of the vessel and made of welded mechano steel. "The nozzles save 20% fuel and allow the ship to gain 15% speed," says Jorge Vellano, head of operations at Vasco Gallega de Calderería. He explains that, although these systems have not been specifically developed to reduce the environmental impact, "they do contribute to reducing the ecological footprint by saving diesel", and that the economic value of the parts to be sent depends on the ship's functionalities, but "they range between 20,000 and 75,000 euros".
The relationship between both companies was fruitful in the framework of a day of meetings organized by Asime with business delegations from Argentina and Colombia during the celebration of the great international naval exhibition (Navalia), in Vigo.
(Source: La Voz de Galicia)