The ship recycling plant of El Musel opens with the ‘Aquila Explorer’

    The DDR Vessels plant located in El Musel, the only one in Spain with authorization from the European Union to dismantle and decontaminate vessels of more than 500 tons of gross registration, received the first vessel for recycling. This is the ‘Aquila Explorer’, a Norwegian seismographic vessel, built in 1982, 71.23 meters long and 17.54 meters wide. It was acquired from the Seabird shipping company. The work will begin in two weeks, will last about four months and will be developed in several phases. The first one will take place at the dock itself and will consist, mainly, in the cleaning of the ship, the disassembly of those equipment that is reusable, the cutting of sticks, the bridge and dust jacket structures, the extraction of waste as non-ferrous metals , wood and plastics, the isolation of the areas ...

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Green light for the biggest reform of Navantia Ferrol

    The board of directors of the State Society of Industrial Participations (SEPI) has given light, last Friday, to various investments included in the plan of the future of Navantia, among them which implies the first phase of the reform of the ferrolana factory to adapt to the 4.0 Shipyard model. With the funds, which according to sources close to the public firm are budgeted at one hundred million euros, the construction of a large workshop that is designed to manufacture larger modules will be carried out, saving labor time later when be assembled These are facilities that will measure half a kilometer long and one hundred meters wide, with two production lines. Sources close to the company explained that the execution of these facilities will last for three years, and will serve to increase the shipyard’s competitiveness before ...

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