Astilleros Espanoles Yards Report Full Orderbooks Well Into 1989

The Andalucia yards of the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) are assured of work orders well into 1989, according to the company.

According to the company, its Cadiz yard has a full complement of orders, including recently completed work for Gotaas Larsen and a bulk carrier conversion project for Navimin of Mexico.

AESA also recently received a contract to build two 140,000-dwt tankers for Refineria de Petroleos del Norte (Petronor). The vessels are expected to be delivered in 1989.

The group's Puerto Real yard is constructing a 61,000-dwt carrier for Spanish shipowner Elcano and two reefer vessels for Del Monte Tropical Fruit Co. The Sevilla yard is building four more smaller reefers for Del Monte.

In addition, the AESA also received a three-year contract to repair the fleets of two Cuban shipping companies, Mambisa and Navicaribe. The group's yards at Cadiz, Ferrol, Las Palmas, Santander and Sevilla will provide services under the contract.

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