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Four Galician companies plan to build a shipyard in Brazil

Four naval companies from Naron (Indasa, Gabadi, Tecnymo and Electrorayma), jointed in Galictio society, finalize the procedures to make an investment of almost 300 millions Euros to build a new shipyard in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, where the government from Rio de Janeiro is betting for the construction industry recovery. The proyect of the Ferrolterra's companies registered yesterday a major boost because they received Agenor Junqueira Leite, Maritime Transport Manager of the state company from Rio de Janeiro Transpetro which is in chage of the logistics of Petrobras. Transpetro with a fleet of 50 ships and other 30 under construction will guarantee the workload to the new shipyard owners for some years.
The factory will be located in the Suape's Port, where a new shipyard is already working and a second one is being builded up, although the forecast is to reach 6. While the country has the technology to build new vessels, it lacks the technology to face the repair business, therefore Transpetro, which is in charge of revitalize the Brazilian sector, has begun contacts with "those groups that have the capacity and the technology to contribute with to the country" said Agenor Junqueira.
Although he explained that like it is a state owned company, they put it out to tender before the award of the proyect, the Transport Manager of Transpetro affirmed yesterday after visiting Navantia, an the rest of the companies venues, that "they have a lot of possibilities" of award it "because of their capacity and their feel like participating in ours country naval industry"
Galictio, supported by the Galician government and the Council from Naron, hopes that before the end of the year it will have the authorization of 400.000 squared meters in Suape's Port, to begin the building works in 2011, that would be extended during 30 months, explained Isidro Silveira from Indasa. At the beginning, they would send the labour work force from Galicia to teach the Brazilian one, although Galictio insists on that this is just an opportunity to diversify. (Source: LA VOZ DE GALICIA)

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