This November, Siasa completed the anti-corrosive works for the AOR (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment) ship that Navantia is building for the Australian Navy, at the Galician estuary of Ferrol.
Specifically, and over the course of the six-month project, Siasa has carried out surface preparation and anti-corrosive coating application works in the block phase, which has involved treating approximately 50,000 square metres.
Navantia has recognized and expressed gratitude for the great efforts made in recent months by all Siasa workers, which has allowed the ship to be launched by the agreed deadlines, meeting the strict time frames set for this project stage.
Juan Sousa, SIASA Manager in Galicia, shared this recognition which saw Navantia highlight “the commitment, effort and dedication of Siasa for achieving the vessel launch milestone, always an extremely satisfying and emotional moment for the whole team.”
Christened “Nuship Supply”, this is the first of two ships being constructed by Navantia at the Ferrol estuary. These boats are based on the “Cantabria” vessel of the Spanish Navy, adapted to Australian standards and requirements. The ship launch took place on 23 November. Construction of the second ship is also scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2019, where Siasa will, as with the first vessel, take part in the project.