Galician offshore wind sets the challenge of doubling employment in 4 years

    Offshore wind is one of the main sectors on which a large number of Galician companies have diversified their activity, especially those linked to shipbuilding. The focus of this business in the community is in Fene, in the Navantia shipyard, which together with Windar Renovables has already won seven contracts in this market, which has generated employment and employment. To address the future of this market, they met on Wednesday at the Ferrol headquarters of the Association of Metallurgical Industries of Galicia (Asime) members of the Galician Offshore Energy Group, which is formed by about 40 companies. Among them are Navantia, Windar, Iberdrola and Nervión Industries, as well as organizations such as the Port Authorities of Ferrol and A Coruña. At the meeting, Asime highlighted that currently, Galician offshore wind directly employs more than 800 workers, to which ...

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The Blue Star will be repaired at Navantia Ferrol

    After a week in the cruise zone of the Curuxeiras dock, the future of the Blue Star is cleared. The quimiquero owner who ran aground last November 22 on the Aresana coast and Navantia finally sealed the agreement to proceed with the repair of the ship in the factory that the public company has in Ferrol. The decreed orange alert postpones the transfer of the ship to the shipyard. Once all these administrative procedures are completed, the chemist, rescued on Tuesday 10 December by the tugs brought by the Dutch firm Smit Salvage, is expected to take the shipyard of the naval city. And although, in principle, the transfer maneuver was scheduled for Thursday, the orange alert decreed will force the trailer to be postponed. And is that the Port of Ferrol decided on Wednesday to suspend the ...

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The future of the Blue Star chemical tanker

    Early this morning, preparations for starting the ship’s fuel extraction work were resumed both on land and aboard the Blue Star. The storm of the last night has caused a movement in the chemical tanker, but not precisely to help it get out of its grounding, but it has displaced it somewhat more towards the coast and the bow has practically been left in the air. The Government Delegation in Galicia informed shortly before 9 am this morning that the Helimer was proceeding to the transfer of technicians and crew members, which yesterday was evacuated at the request of the shipping company, aboard the chemical tanker to resume work that allow the pumping of the 45 tons of fuel and 60 tons of diesel fuel that remain at the stern of the ship. On land, the road conditioning ...

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