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Ship Repair & Conversion Annual

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Ship Repair

Activities and Investments in ship repair & conversion yards

Astican & Astander

Regulatory Work, Offshore Drives Astican

Reliance entered

Astican for the installation of a new

HydeMarine Hyde

Guardian ballast water management system.

Photo: Astican

While 2019 provided a mixed bag of ing levels of work for the offshore side. all type of ship repair and conversion results for many maritime companies, “We start seeing recovery in the O&G works. After the successful conversions

Spain’s Astican reports a “fantastic year drilling business and have accomplished carried out for the Canada’s Clearwater … one of the best in Astican´s history” several reactivation projects,” said Seafoods, converting two PSV into a with more than 100 drydockings and Bosqued. Astican performed two proj- two state-of-the-art clam harvesting strong business on both the marine and ects on two drillships (twin) at the same and processing vessels, in 2019 two the offshore sides of its business, ac- time, including extensive steel conver- new scrubber retro? t projects have been cording to Joaquín Andrés Bosqued. sion in WBT. Also, several MPD instal- completed in Astander for the Maritime

On the marine side of the business, lations in some other drillships. Nantaise French – ? agged ConRo ves- the yard reports several key projects, Looking to the coming 12 to 36 sels MN Calao and MN Tangara, which including repairs to a krill ? shing & fac- months, Astican sees the ballast water involved the installation of two hybrid tory vessel, a project that included the management system installation mar- loop in-line scrubbers on each vessel. exchange of three dryers (40T each) and ket as providing a steady stream of Counting these two retro? ts, in total 27 two boilers, together with extensive pip- business, as “we expect an increase in units have been installed at Astander, 23 ing repairs and replacement and typical 2020 through 2023 with almost every of them for France’s Britanny Ferries. drydocking jobs. drydocking, in order to comply with the Signi? cantly, the yard has experi-

Another notable job involved repairs new regulation.” ence installing different versions of the to an aluminum fast ferry catamaran that The positive results and promising scrubbers, with open loop systems and was involved in a collision, damaging outlook have the shipyard in invest in-line scrubbers installed in the M/V one of its pontoons. Astican replaced mode, and Astican continues its plans of Normandie, M/V Cap Finistere and around 17T of aluminum together with building a new graving dock in Las Pal- M/V Bar? eur and hybrid loop systems painting jobs and mechanical works on mas, signi? cantly increasing its docking and off-line scrubbers in M/V Mont St the waterjets. Bigger picture, the cruise capacity and opening up new markets. Michel and M/V Armorique. ship repair market, particularly the ex- Looking to the coming 12 months, As- pedition variety that go from Arctic to Astander tander is scheduled to complete enlarge-

Antarctic, continues to provide a strong The other shipyard of the group, As- ment work on Astander drydock No. 2 stream of business as the entire cruise tander, located in the north coast of during the ? rst quarter 2020, enabling sector enjoys unprecedented growth. Spain, has maintained a high level of the yard to receive Panamax size ves-

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