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Spanish Shipyard Now Building Nine New Seiners Spain, March 21, 13

The Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon Group has begun the construction of two tuna purse seiner ordered from Mexico. These tuna boats are added to the two ships ordered by a Basque canning firm and to the five vessels requested by two Mexican canning companies. This brings the total order portfolio to 9 seiners.

According to Armon delegate counselor, Laudelino Alperi, the shipyard from Gijon has secured work until early 2015 with the construction of the nine fishing boats designed to go into the deep seas.

Shipyard Armon, Gijon

The tuna seiners the company builds in Gijon and in Vigo are priced at around USD 25 million (Euro 20 million). These boats are about 80 meters long and the deadline to deliver them is between 18 to 24 months.

The first three tuna vessels of the series have already been assembled in two of the docks that Armon has in Gijon.

The company says it has already begun to cut the plate to build the fourth tuna vessel, which will be mounted in the dock as soon as some room is left once the first of the fishing vessels under construction is delivered.

Until the end of January, 240 people worked at the Gijon shipyard, mostly as subcontractors. Soon another 300 workers will join them.