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SYM Naval builds two tugboats for Boluda

The Barcelona firm SYM Naval will build two tugboats at its shipyard in Vilanova i la Geltrú for Pontemar, one of the companies belonging to Boluda Corporación Marítima which provides towing services in Argentina.

These two vessels, which will be incorporated in mid-2020 to the towing service in the port of Buenos Aires, have been designed to offer the highest levels of quality and safety, applying the most advanced technology. The two SYM Naval vessels come to renew the service that Pontemar offers its clients by offering more safety, more quality and power than current tugboats.

The main challenge of this project is the typology of the service offered by Pontemar in Buenos Aires, a river port with narrow and low draft docks. SYM Naval will build for the occasion two custom designed vessels with reduced length and draft that will guarantee the maneuvers execution with total safety.

As a high added value, SYM Naval offers three ISO certifications: ISO 45000 in matters of occupational hazards and health and safety; ISO 9001 in the management of transparency and ISO 14001 in environmental matters, a particularly demanding standard in the case of shipyards.

Pontemar is one of the three companies embedded within Boluda Towage Latam, the subsidiary of the Boluda Towage towing division in Argentina and Uruguay. Ships transporting containers on the Paraná-Paraguay waterway are their main clients, in addition to fishing vessels and medium-size vessels.

SYM Naval is a company with great projection which is accelerating its international activity in the last year. The Barcelona-based shipyard has recently received official support from the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, to formalize the agreement for the construction of a new shipbuilding, conversion and repair shipyard in the port of Azua, in the south of the Dominican Republic. The project foresees that SYM will operate an industrial park in Zona Franca where other naval companies will be installed, in addition to the shipyard.

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