Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) February 13, 2018 – Spanish construction company Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL) has chosen the port of Vigo to reunify the entire fleet of its maritime division and establish in the city the base of operations of its technicians and workers.
The company, owned by the Villar Mir Group, also moved one of its largest infrastructures, the Sato Levante dock platform, to the docks of the Bouzas terminal around to be repaired by technicians from the Vigo shipyards.
The reunification of the OHL fleet in Vigo is part of a strategy of centralising costs, taking advantage of provisions and establishing the shipbuilding division in the vicinity of workshops and shipyards to carry out repair work and maintenance without the need to move the vessels.
The construction company has already hired a ship in the port area, which will start with ten workers, while negotiating with the port of Vigo the docking fees of all the ships of the company, which is the 37th largest civil construction firm of the world.
The Sato Levante platform arrived in Vigo from the port of Bilbao, but the poor weather conditions forced it to seek refuge in the port of A Coruña. The structure, visible from a large part of the coastline of Vigo, is 60 metres long, 36 metres wide and 39 metres high and was at the time of its construction the largest platform built with exclusively Spanish technology and design. Its purpose is to manufacture concrete caissons for docks and ports.
Source: La Voz de Galicia
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