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MARCO has recently been selected to equip Grupo Marítimo Industrial´s (Grupomar) new tuna vessel that will be built by Armón Gijón shipyard. With a 13.65 meters beam and a vessel length of 80 meters, the new vessel´s fish hold capacity will reach up to 1200 m3. Designed to achieve a speed of 18 knots, the new vessel will allow to have up to 30 crew members.
Specifically, MARCO will be in charge of designing and developing the vessel´s hydraulic system, as well as the implementation of all the deck equipment and fishing machinery needed to assure an efficient fishing manoeuvre. The installation of deck equipment like MARCO WS-486 purse seine winch or PB-64 Power Block, fitted with MARCO´s "Power Grip" system, will allow a fast pursing in all sea conditions.
Grupomar is one of the most important fishing companies in Mexico and produces more than 35% of all the tuna consumed in Mexico. The construction of this new purse seiner is part of Mexican company´s plan to modernize its tuna vessel fleet. As one of its key technological partners, MARCO has worked closely with Grupomar on this initiative, designing and developing its latest 3 tuna vessels´ hydraulic system, deck equipment and fishing machinery
This new contract shows the great confidence of the tuna industry in TH COMPANY and its MARCO technology, which can be found on over 70 per cent of the world's tuna vessels and many of its products have become industry standards. Over the last years, TH COMPANY has increased its international presence with the opening of different offices in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru and the Asia Pacific region to provide a closer and a better service to its customers.
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