Going faster, further and greener
Going faster, further and greener Exciting times are rolling through Aresa Shipyard in Spain as it completes significant contracts for clients spanning the defence and fishing sectors. Andy Probert sat down with CEO Oriol López to discuss his vision and plans to upgrade the family-owned yard’s facilities, become one of the first zero-carbon shipyards in Europe and build hydrogen propulsion vessels. Raising the roof is firmly on CEO Oriol López’s radar. And this is not just to celebrate the glut of orders for defence and fishing vessels his family-owned shipyard is receiving. Over the next 12 months, he plans to oversee a four-metre roof raise at the Spanish yard’s central hub and a 3,000sqm service area expansion encompassing its new 100m assembling dock. The plans are part of Aresa’s scope to expand its shipbuilding prowess in the 25-50m vessel range, fitting perfectly in the medium fleet specification which is too small for big boat builders and too large for small-scale operators. They also align with his vision to establish Aresa as one of the first shipyards to set the standard on the decarbonisation pathway by becoming a carbon-free operation, while embracing new technologies, like hydrogen propulsion. “As the biggest shipbuilder in Catalonia, we are seriously making our mark as one of the most progressive in Spain,” said Mr López. Out of Africa Aresa’s history traces back to 1961 when it was established by Mr López’s father, Oscar. Its early heritage was building yachts. That later evolved with a focus on professional and defence sectors, solidifying its presence. It is one of Europe’s few yards that specialise in five markets, consisting of fishing (20 models), defence and security vessels (30 models ), passenger vessels, offshore service vessels, and yachts. Mr López Junior’s current positive outlook comes on the heels of contract wins helping Aresa Shipyard break new ground with returning clients and establish links with new ones. If the company’s impressive array of high-speed, high-quality naval and commercial fishing vessels are turning heads, it is Africa where business is skyrocketing. The company is currently ahead of schedule manufacturing seven Aresa 1300 Sentinel II vessels for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Due to be delivered in 2023, the vessels will be additions to its fleet of 2013 composite-built 13m Sentinel I iterations from Aresa. They will cover NIMASA’s growing remit for maritime security: protecting strategic installations, coastal and port areas, and managing vessel movements around Lagos port, one of the world’s busiest. The 1300 Sentinel II is built from naval aluminium and has integral armour built into the main cabin. It has a top speed of 38 knots and is powered by 2 x 300hp outboard engines. Mr López said: “The Sentinel II is becoming the definitive tool to tackle all coastal surveillance missions at high speeds, with total protection for the crew and a high level of comfort in the most adverse conditions.” Aresa has also enjoyed links with Nigeria’s Navy. Having supplied four 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Navy in April 2021, Aresa launched its Aresa 1700 Fighter II, an aluminium patrol vessel, later that year, with the Navy shortly after ordering four. The Fighter II series, an evolution of the company’s Fighter I coastal patrol vessel, features an armoured bridge and two 1,250hp inboard engines. Able to reach speeds of 40 knots, the 17m vessel has a displacement of 25 tons. It can carry a RHIB at the rear and launch using Aresa’s vertical launching system, transport up to 17 soldiers seated in the main cabin and accommodate 5 crew in cabins inside the hull. Aresa’s strategy perfectly mirrors modern naval doctrine, increasingly concerned with the threat posed by small, fast boats to naval vessels operating in shallower waters, especially along coastlines. In response, coastal governments have shown extensive interest in procuring small, light, fast attack and interceptor craft to meet and counter this threat. “High-speed vessels, at the lengths we specialise in, are one of the most difficult types to build,” Mr López said. “They must be secure, but robust enough for heavy-duty use and operate at speeds between 50 and 70 knots.” Aresa has previously supplied vessels to African military customers in Senegal, Cameroon and Angola. Fishing industry strength Aresa is very strong in the African fishing sector, providing an extensive range of vessels. From 2004 to 2009, Aresa completed one of the biggest orders ever, an €84 million order for a fleet of 210 fishing vessels and coastal patrol vessels for the Angolan government. For Angola, the company is now building four Aresa 2500 S RWS semi-industrial seiner fishing vessels with integrated, modern suction fishing systems and RWS Refrigerated Water Systems in the fishing holds. The first of the 25m vessels, which will have a capacity of 50 tonnes of fish and is an evolution of Aresa’s 2500 S model, will be delivered in April 2023. “The new vessels will ensure fish are suctioned into the hold and then piped directly into the factory when the boat docks at port,” explained Mr López. “The fish won’t be handled by humans. The quality of the fish will be better and arrive at the factory fresh from sea.” Green ambitions While the shipyard enjoyed a 35% upswing in business in 2022, Mr López continues to have one eye on the next 12 months to upgrade and improve facilities onsite. Its headquarters and production facility covers 25,000sqm and includes a 100m mooring berth and three 60m long hangars. The yard has received from the local authority an extra 3,000sqm of land around Aresa’s new 100m assembling dock, allowing it to bring the preparation area closer to dockside and enable it to finish vessel work faster. “The roof on the main hangar will rise to 14m, allowing us to produce bigger vessels as we become established in the 25m to 50m vessel range,” said Mr López. “These plans will help increase production capacity by 30 per cent.” The plans, costing Є2 million and to be completed within six months, will see the rolling crane stock double to 80 tonnes. A prime objective in the next 12 months is to become one of the first shipyards in Spain and, possibly in Europe, to be carbon net zero. “In the next year, our processes will be evaluated, and all carbon-emitting ones will be compensated with new carbon-neutral ones,” Mr López emphasised. “It is the first step, but essential.” This will reduce emissions from lamination processes by between 40% and 30% when building vessels with aluminium. Solar panels will be installed to derive alternative power for its offices. Aresa’s production strategy is built around manufacturing models adapted to customers’ specific needs and supporting those models for the long term with after-sales and servicing. It plans to open new service points in Angola and Congo, following similar ones in Nigeria and Cameroon. The yard is also planning to embrace new technologies, with Mr López confirming it was in talks with a European client to build a 20m passenger vessel with hydrogen propulsion. He concluded: “Aresa, with the support of suppliers and clients, is looking confidently to more growth, while venturing further along the sustainability path.” https://issuu.com/proactivepublications/docs/aresa
O novo ARESA 2500 S RWS já está a caminho de Angola!
O novo ARESA 2500 S RWS (Seiner com Sistema de Água Refrigerada nos porões de pesca) já está a caminho do seu destino final, Angola Obrigado mais uma vez a todas as empresas e trabalhadores envolvidos neste projeto Esta é a primeira de uma série de unidades que a ARESA SHIPYARD está a construir para diferentes clientes O que no início é um desafio, agora é uma realidade, mais uma vez conseguimos!
ARESA SHIPYARD S.L. foi adjudicada a construção de 9 unidades do seu modelo ARESA 1300 SENTINEL II
ARESA SHIPYARD S.L. tem o prazer de anunciar que foi adjudicada a construção de 9 unidades do seu modelo ARESA 1300 SENTINEL II, para diferentes clientes africanos. As primeiras 5 unidades já estão em produção e serão entregues entre o final de 2022 e o início de 2023. O modelo ARESA 1300 SENTINEL II é a evolução do modelo SENTINEL I de sucesso. Esta nova versão será totalmente construída em alumínio naval e contará com um sistema de blindagem integral em sua cabine principal. Possui motores de popa, pelo seu fácil manuseio e manutenção, além de outros equipamentos especiais para o desenvolvimento de suas funções, como câmera térmica e de visão noturna e uma rígida defesa para aplicação militar, entre muitos outros. O modelo ARESA SENTINEL pode ser equipado com diferentes sistemas de propulsão dependendo das missões a serem executadas, atingindo velocidades entre 55 e 60 nós em sua versão quádrupla fora de borda. É a ferramenta definitiva para enfrentar todos os tipos de missões de vigilância costeira em alta velocidade, com total proteção para sua tripulação e alto nível de conforto nas condições mais adversas. O modelo ARESA SENTINEL é usado principalmente para missões de proteção de instalações estratégicas, áreas costeiras e portuárias, e inspeções e controle em qualquer área costeira. Mais informaçãõ em www.aresashipyard.com ARESA SHIPYARD since 1961 Naval construction of professional boats up to 60 meters in length Passenger vessels | Defence and surveillance vessels | Service and Offshore Vessels | Fishing vessels | Yachts | Professional rhibs | #vessels #shipyard #oceanpatrol #ship #craft #patrolboat #Naval #Navalconstruction #yachts #fishboats #defence #boats #catamarans #ferry #passengerboat #transport #rhibs #maritime #boating #shipbuilding #defencevessels #securityvessels #militaryboats #militaryvessels
ARESA SHIPYARD Foi adjudicado com um contrato para construir 4 unidades de ARESA 2500 S RWS
O ARESA 2500 S RWS é um cercador semi industrial que integrou um moderno sistema de pesca por sucção e Sistemas de Água Refrigerada RWS nos porões de pesca. Com 25 metros de comprimento total têm capacidade para 50 Tn de pescado nos porões. A ARESA 2500 S RWS é a evolução do modelo de sucesso ARESA 2500 S que a ARESA já entregou várias unidades em países como Espanha, Angola e Argélia, entre outros. A ARESA continua com este contrato com a estratégia de expansão nos diferentes mercados onde está actualmente presente , que são , Defesa , Pesca Semi Industrial , Transporte de Passageiros e Workboats e Navio Portuário . Entregando quase 100% de sua produção nos mercados internacionais, a ARESA consolidou seus produtos em mais de 25 países, atuando principalmente na África, países do GCC e região sul-americana. As 4 unidades serão entregues aos clientes finais durante o período 2023/24 e incluem um pacote de serviços pós-venda nos países de destino. Mais informações em www.aresashipyard.com ARESA SHIPYARD since 1961 Naval construction of professional boats up to 60 meters in length Passenger vessels | Defence and surveillance vessels | Service and Offshore Vessels | Fishing vessels | Yachts | Professional rhibs | #vessels #shipyard #oceanpatrol #ship #craft #patrolboat #Naval #Navalconstruction #yachts #fishboats #defence #boats #catamarans #ferry #passengerboat #transport #rhibs #maritime #boating #shipbuilding #defencevessels #securityvessels #militaryboats #militaryvessels #
Aresa Shipyard está presente na Semana da Marinha da Nigéria
Aresa Shipyard está presente na Semana da Marinha da Nigéria de 30 de maio a 1º de junho em Prodeco/Intels Cap Onne, Port Harcourt, Nigéria. Esperamos vê-lo em nosso estande com os últimos produtos e novidades do Aresa Shipyard!
60 anos de sucesso na construção naval
60 YEARS OF SUCCES IN NAVAL SHIPBUILDING SINCE 1961 Having recently celebrated its extraordinary 60th birthday, Aresa Shipyard, in Spain, is stronger, faster, and better than ever before. Playing a major role in the Gulf of Guinee security and defence vessels supply , the company is harnessing all of its skills, experience and infrastructure as it consistently delivers on the demanding needs of modern clients. One of the company major turning point arrived in the late 1980s when it concluded a contract with the Spanish navy to supply two different coastal patrol vessels to the state , with 23 units units delivered in total . The contract was an unmitigated success . Nonetheless, its successful execution of that contract had solidified Aresa’s presence in the naval market. Later on, it would prove to be key to the company’s ongoing success today. Aresa began production for the commercial shipping sector in the early 1990s, before finally focusing on government projects in defence, fishing and transport from 2002 onwards for states around the world. A modern defence and commercial contractor Today, Aresa is a leading manufacturer of modern, highly capable vessels for the defence, commercial and fishing industries. Its beating heart is its headquarters and production facility located a short drive north of Barcelona. The impressive 25,000 sqm factory floor supports its 100m long mooring berth and three 60m long hangers. At any given time, the company employs approximately 150 staff including permanent staff and temporary contractors. Aresa’s production strategy is built around manufacturing models that are adapted to suit its customers’ specific needs, and then supporting those models for the long term through the provision of after-sales and servicing support. Fast demand for fast boats Modern naval doctrine is increasingly concerned by the threat posed by small, fast boats to naval vessels operating in shallower waters, especially along coastlines. In response, coastal governments have shown extensive interest in procuring their own small, light, fast attack and interceptor craft to meet and counter this threat. Building very fast but capable boats sounds deceptively easy, but the truth is that it’s a real challenge requiring special expertise. “High-speed vessels at the lengths we specialise in, are the most difficult types to build,” Mr López added. “They must be secure but also robust enough for heavy-duty use.” Aresa has strategically positioned itself as a specialist builder within that niche. Its ability to build fast, safe, light and highly capable vessels for the world’s navies has seen it becoming the manufacturer of choice for navies in the African region. “We are really focused on small and medium-sized vessel construction. That’s what’s been coming to us in the last three projects we’ve executed,” explained Mr López, CEO of ARESA SHIPYARD . “ “This trend began emerging several years ago and it has led to a massive increase in demand from our customers for fast coastal patrol boats. Customers are looking for smaller, faster vessels with lower maintenance costs and shorter maintenance windows. Navies want faster vessels they can operate easily and get out of the harbour within minutes. We’re now focusing on delivering these very fast boats. “For example, our last order from the Saudi Navy was for ten vessels of 17m in length capable of reaching 60 knots. Later to that, we delivered four 18m vessels capable of 40 knots, to the Nigerian Navy.” Any colour as long as it’s black Naval special forces are a particularly enthusiastic customer for Aresa’s boats. Naturally, its two latest product launches are aimed directly at this important market. The first of these is the Aresa 1500 Black Falcon High-Speed Interceptor – a fast interceptor craft designed specifically for navy seal and other special forces requirements. The crew and passengers are safely and comfortably catered for with shock-absorbing seats by world-renowned specialist manufacturer Ullman Dynamics. Meanwhile, the boat is powered by three Yamaha 425 XTO outboards - a first for the Spanish boatbuilding industry and the first military craft in the world to receive this power package as well. The Royal Saudi Navy has already taken delivery of ten Aresa 1500 Black Falcons and, based on the positive feedback from the Saudi teams, more are expected to follow for other navies in the region, according to Mr López. “The model’s manoeuvrability, stability and control at high speed really impressed the Saudi Special Forces. It’s travelling at more than 60 knots, which is impressive compared to similar models from France and the UK. This project will go down as a record for our company because of the customer’s acceptance of the project and the way the navy is promoting it in the region.” The other new product is the Aresa 5000-4000 Peacestorm offshore patrol vessel. This substantial yet nimble craft is designed to operate effortlessly in shallower coastal waters. With an overall length of between 40m and 50m (depending on customer specifications), and a 10m beam, there’s plenty of space onboard for naval operations of various kinds. Peacestorm will be powered by 7,500hp waterjets or propellers and thanks to its lightweight construction, is expected to reach a top speed of 35 knots. “We are already in negotiation with three defence customers who are interested in this model,” Mr López revealed. Two Fast attack Boats are carried on the aft deck for high-speed interception missions while the bridge, armoured to NIJ Level III+ is combat-ready and designed to stay in the fight. Mr López also wished to highlight the new 4 units contract , that the company has delivered to the Nigerian Navy. The Aresa 1800 Fighter II is an aluminium patrol vessel featuring an armoured bridge. Able to reach speeds of 40 knots, the Fighter II is an evolution of the company’s Fighter I coastal patrol vessel. “We designed it to be easy to maintain and operate, whilst still including the latest technology like airband communications for communication with aircraft, and a vertical launching platform for the auxiliary vessel on board,” he explained. “It features two Engines of 1,250hp .” The Aresa 1800 Fighter II proved to be such a hit with the Nigerian Navy that Aresa expects additional contracts for these units in other other countries of African region. GULF OF GUINEE STRATEGIC SUPPLIER From 2004 to 2009, Aresa completed a major project for the Angolan government, manufacturing a massive fleet of 210 fishing vessels for a combined value of €84 million. “We supplied seven different fishing vessel models and some coastal patrol vessels to protect the fishing fleet on the water. The project was a major highlight for us because it was one of the biggest of its kind ever signed in Spain,” Mr López commented. Another project highlight came in 2013-2017, when the company delivered 17 military vessels to the Cameroon government. It included technical support and a logistics program spanning five years for a combined value of €36 million. In just the last three years from 2019 to 2022, Aresa has delivered €30 million worth of projects to its clients. “We show the market what we can do using the facts of our delivered work, not just through our words,” Mr López stated . Looking ahead, he concluded with some thoughts on the company’s future goals: “We want to consolidate our progress in the 30m to 60m professional and defence vessel size categories. Meanwhile, we’ll continue increasing our manufacturing capabilities and capacity . “Our 60 year history of success in such a challenging market is proof that we can overcome any challenges through effort, hard work and passion.” Writer: Darren Foiret
Estaleiro Aresa entrega 4 barcos de patrulha à Marinha da Nigéria
Según el medio de comunicación de defensa africano DefenseWeb, el Grup Aresa Internacional de España ha suministrado cuatro lanchas patrulleras Aresa 1700 a la Armada de Nigeria.
O novo ARESA 1500 Black Falcon Interceptor de alta velocidade
O novo ARESA 1500 Black Falcon Interceptor de alta velocidade
Aresa Shipyard recebeu a adjudicação do projecto "Black Falcon"!
Embarcações militares de alta velocidade para a "Divisão das Forças Especiais da Marinha da Arábia Saudita"
Entrega das últimas unidades às forças da Marinha Real da Arábia Saudita!
Aresa 750 Commandos e Aresa 470 Black Bird
Aresa Shipyard apresenta o novo Aresa 470 Black Bird RFB!
"Porque as missões especiais exigem soluções especiais" Aresa Shipyard presenta o novo Aresa 470 Black Bird RFB. Actualmente é único no mercado, é um navio de 4.70 metros de comprimento total, com 4 lugares de mitigação de impacto “Ullman”. No momento, entregámos 19 unidades de diferentes tamanhos para a Marinha do Médio Oriente. Obtenha mais informações sobre as especificações técnicas: Aresa 470 Black Bird Siga-nos para mais notícias e informações sobre novos produtos! Em breve virão mais. LinkedIn
Aresa Shipyard adaptou o seu portal na Internet!
Para o tornar acessível a partir do seu smartphone e Tablet!
O GRUP ARESA SHIPYARD NO PROJECTO EUROPEU LINCOLN
A Aresa Marine foi selecionada para desenvolver um projecto de design inovador no sector marítimo
ARESA SHIPYARD SIGN NEW HOSPITAL AND RESCUE VESSEL UNIT FOR AFRICA
Aresa Shipyard has signed on January 2015 a contract to build a Hospital vessel for an African Govermenent , with option to build second unit for same customer after delivery of this first one . This new unit of 23 meters lenght will be used as medical and emergency vessel , it will be used initially to realize medical action on rural inland water areas , but it will be used as well has emergency vessel in case of accidents or other emergencies on the sea . The new model ARESA 2300 HRB will be fully equipped with medical devices and 2 operating room . The african maritima administration who order this new unit will received from Aresa Shipyard as well diferent support services , as full trainning program , long term spare parts contract and full technical assitant on the destination country . With this new contract Aresa Shipyard reinforce even more is presence in African continent . Actually Aresa Shipyard have service and maintenance companies in Nigeria , Angola and Cameroon . www.gruparesaint.com
A Armada Camaronense entrega o novo ARESA 2400 CPV Defender e o ARESA 2300 Landing Craft
A Armada Camaronense entregou dois novos ARESA 2400 CPV Defender de 24 metros de comprimento e um ARESA 2300 LD Craft de 23 metros de comprimento para ajudar as forças armadas a salvaguardar os seus domínios marítimos.
Aumentando a Segurança Marítima no Golfo Pérsico
ARESA ser o patrocinador série de Offshore Patrol Vessels a Conferência do Oriente Médio (9-11 de dezembro, em Abu Dhabi) vai reunir mais de 150 profissionais líderes da indústria chave para discutir a segurança marítima no Golfo Pérsico.
Aresa Shipyard apresenta a sua gama de embarcações militares e offshore na OPV África 2013
Aresa Shipyard, patrocinador platina da Offshore Patrol Vessels Africa 2013 (OPV Africa), chamou a atenção dos cerca de 300 delegados de 41 países que participaran desta conferência realizada nos dias 27, 28 e 29 de Agosto em Lagos, Nigéria.
Conferência Africana para lutar contra a insegurança marítima
A Marinha Nigeriana, em colaboração com a Defence IQ e o patrocínio platina do Grup Aresa Internacional, organiza a Conferência Africana de Navios-patrulha Offshore (OPV África), que terá lugar nos dias 27, 28 e 29 de Agosto em Lagos, Nigéria.
2 ARESA 1800 CPV FIGHTER entregadas a Nigéria
GRUP ARESA INTERNACIONAL fez a entrega de 2 embarcações PATROL modelo “ARESA 1800 CPV Fighter” a uma empresa estatal da Nigéria (África).
4 ARESA 1300 SENTINEL RIB entregadas a Nigéria
GRUP ARESA INTERNACIONAL fez a entrega de 4 embarcações RIB modelo “ARESA 1300 SENTINEL RIB” a uma empresa estatal da Nigéria (África).
Aresa Shipyard apresenta na LAAD Security 2012 o seu amplo portfólio de embarcações
Aresa Shipyard participou na LAAD Security 2012 (10-12 de Abril, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) com um stand em que apresentou o seu amplo portfólio global de embarcações de defesa e segurança.