Santander Shipyard To Increase Drydock Capacity To 25,000-Dwt

Astilleros de Santander, S.A. has announced the implementation of a major expansion project which will increase the capacity of its Number 1 drydock from 6,500 dwt to 25,000 dwt.

The drydock is being lengthened from 405 to 535 feet, and widened from 52 to 78 feet.

In addition, crane capacity at the enlarged facility is being raised from 10 to 30 tons.

A subsidiary of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., the Santander Yard is represented exclusively in the United States by Wesley D.

Wheeler Associates, Ltd., New York, N.Y.

Located on Spain's northern coast, Astilleros de Santander provides a convenient repair and maintenance location for vessels trading to North Europe and the Mediterranean.

In addition to the expanding Number 1 drydock, the yard has a second dock capable of accommodating vessels up to 65,000 dwt, as well as slipways of 500- and 3,500-dwt capacity.

Astilleros de Santander offers a wide range of ship construction and repair services, including lengthening and conversions.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 34,  Nov 1981

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