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MARCO has supplied a new purse seine winch to the Ecuadorian main tuna vessel owner Grupo NIRSA. MARCO will replace Maria Eulogia vessel´s existing purse winch by a WS-487 winch model to improve vessel´s performance. The Maria Eulogia, previous named as Andrea C, was built in 1981 becoming JM Martinac shipyard 225 construction. The purse seiner is 68 meters long with a 12.8 meters beam and a fish hold volume of 1200 m2.
The WS-487 purse winch model, driven by two-speed radial piston 5 motors where towline is independently actuated, providing a higher versatility in manoeuvres and help to improve vessel´s tuna catches.
NIRSA is Ecuador's largest tuna ship owner and operates thirteen tuna vessels, six sardine vessels and eight smaller boats fleet, as well as a tuna processing plant. NIRSA owns Alimentos Real, a well-known brand of frozen food, tinned products, beverages and other products which has graced Ecuadorian tables and international markets for over 60 years.
This is the 4th contract awarded by NIRSA to MARCO in the past 2 years, which highlights the Ecuadorian ship owner´s trust on MARCO technology as well as reinforces company´s market leadership in Latam, region where over the past years TH COMPANY has inaugurated different offices in Mexico, Ecuador and Peru to provide a closer and a better service to its customers.
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