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The Lalandii 1, the first ship of the new Nueva Pescanova fleet, heads towards Namibia

  • It is the first of the seven new fresh and freezer ships to refurbish part of the Spanish multinational fleet in Namibia and Mozambique.
  • The project has an investment of 42.5 million Euros and entails the creation of 200 jobs in Galicia.

Vigo, on October 9, 2019.- The ship Lalandii 1, the first of the seven ships commissioned by the Nueva Pescanova Group to refurbish part of its fleet, has this afternoon begun its journey towards Namibia. It left the Astilleros Armón Vigo shipyards and, before starting its journey, went to Chapela (Redondela, Pontevedra) to say goodbye to the team of the headquarters of the Nueva Pescanova Group.

This ship is the first of the three fresh fish ships which will work for the affiliates of the company, NovaNam and Lalandii, in Namibia and which will be dedicated to processing hake. As part of the same project, another four freezer ships are also included for catching lobster, for the affiliate Pescamar in Mozambique. These new ships shall join the fleet of more than 70 ships which will be operating in the southern hemisphere.

The company has allocated an investment of 42.5 million euros to the project, and is creating around 200 jobs in Galicia, turning it into the most important contract made in Spain by a company in the fishing sector.

The ship, one of the most advanced ships of the company, has been built by Astilleros Armón in Galicia. For its design, virtual reality was used as a tool to design and constantly improve the ship during its construction, a pioneering process in the sector. Furthermore, multiple professionals, from ship captains to chief engineers, petty officers, and even retirees who know the characteristics of the Namibian fishing grounds to perfection have collaborated in the design of the Lalandii 1.

It has the latest equipment including its high energy efficiency motors, which allows for high performance, reducing consumption and emissions, as well as improvements to the processing system on board and greater comfort for the crews.

In this way, the company consolidates its commitment to create local employment in all countries where it operates, as well as contribute to the economic and social development of its communities.


Wet-fish Trawler

Flag: Namibia

Base Port: Lüderitz (Namibia)

Classification: Bureau Veritas

Length overall: 49.65 m

Accommodation: 30 crew members + 1 infirmary

Engine power: 1,600 kW

Virtual reality: VR technology has been used as a tool for the design and constant improvement of the vessel during its construction, a pioneering process in the shipbuilding industry.

Efficiency: the vessel incorporates cutting edge equipment and electronics that allow high performance, with low consumption and emissions.

Quality: it was designed for top quality processing, there is an area for sorting bycatch and waste as well as a gutting vacuum line and a bubble washing machine.

Designers: Armon Shipyards, the Nueva Pescanova fishing team and the company’s professionals in Namibia, from captains to chief engineers, boatswains, and even retirees who know perfectly well the characteristics of that fishing ground, have collaborated in the design of the Lalandii 1.