ZAMAKONA YARDS has been awarded with a contract to convert a Platform Supply Vessel into a crab catcher and processor for pelagic species such as herring and mackerel. She was delivered by our Russian customer LUNTOS CO LTD to our yard in Pasajes.

The vessel, REM STAR, will have 3 freezing holds of 1.250 m3 of total capacity, 3 large compressors using ammonia as cooling media, new factory area for pelagic species and another processing area for crab in the upper deck. A complete pot handling system including pot hauler, pot hauler gantry, rope coiler, conveyers, bait grinder and crane will be mounted on main deck, the vacuum system will be prepared for loading and unloading of fish and RSW system will handle herring and mackerel.

The processing capacity after the vessel rebuilding will be of 160 tons of fish per day, keeping the fish holds at ‐30°C and provide cooling for the RSW system for 2 x 150 m3 tanks. All equipment connected to the PSV services such as mud and cement tanks etc. and systems connected to those tanks shall be removed from the vessel.

The converted vessel will be classed by Det Norske Veritas for fishing activities. Following the rebuilding completion, REM STAR will sail to the Russian far East for her first fishery season.

We have carried out rebuilding works for reputed ship owners such as Compagnie des Peches Saint Malo, Solvtrans AS, Echebastar, Vroon Offshore, Hoyland Offshore, etc. This is the first rebuilding for a Russian Ship Owner.

ZAMAKONA YARDS is specialized in high technological advance new building vessels and performs repairs and maintenance of vessels, both afloat and on dry‐dock, having a floating dock with a capacity of 4.900 tons for vessels up to 100 m length and 23 m of breadth.

ZAMAKONA YARDS is one of the Spain’s main shipbuilding and ship repair groups, with more than 40 years of experience in the industry and facilities in the Bay of Biscay and in the Canary Islands. Our group employs in total over 850 professionals striving to give our Clients the best service.