Freire Shipyard signs a new contract with Galician owner

GRUPO CALVO has commissioned a new tuna freezer vessel from Freire Shipyard.

The contract for this new vessel was signed at the Owner premises in Madrid last Friday, March 8th and the delivery is expected to take place in 19 months. The vessel will operate in the fishing area that the company manages in the Atlantic Ocean.

This 77 m long vessel is a tuna purse seiner vessel designed for tuna fishing, using the purse seiner system and it will be fitted with 18 freezer compartments of approximately 1,500 m3.

The shipyard has many years of experience in the construction and repair of tuna vessels for national and international shipowners as well as trawlers equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as the recently delivered “Markus” for Greenlandic shipowners. Calvo Group, which currently manages 12 vessels, has relied on Freire´s capacity to increase the efficiency, productivity and comfort of their new fleet.

“Shipbuilding of tuna purse seiner vessels in the present market is undoubtedly important for Freire, as these are highly sophisticated vessels where coordination and quality capacity are key aspects to successfully accomplish these projects. We are very proud to have achieved this contract for such an important international shipbuilder as Calvo, who is also of Galician origin, and with whom we have had a business relationship for more than 40 years”, said Marcos and Guillermo Freire, Managing Directors of Freire Shipyard.

Freire Shipyard, is a family owned yard located in the North West of Spain which was founded in 1895 and four generations later, the Freire family are still the only shareholders of the company. The construction of steel hull vessels began in the early 60´s, and since then Freire has built over 280 vessels in steel for more than 25 countries. The shipyard is currently devoted to building steel vessels of high technological value measuring up to 155 meters of length and is a worldwide referent for modern, state-of-the-art vessels.

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