Astilleros Gondan and Euroresins
Euroresins Spain continue great relationship with Astilleros Gondan on further projects
Astilleros Gondan is a four-generation family owned shipyard with its facilities located in Asturias, Spain. Their history goes back to the end of the 19th century where they manufactured small boats dedicated to coastal fishing under the guidance of Don Francisco Díaz Fernández. In 1969, the company began to manufacture steel-hulled ships with almost 100 vessels leaving their slipways over the following few years and is now the shipyard’s most important current business.
In 2009, Gondan Shipyards incorporated the production of boats in composite materials which are built in the facilities of Astilleros del Eo in the same town where Gondan Shipyards are located. With the helping hand of Isaac Martinez (Production and Product Development Manager at Gondan), a great connoisseur of the composites industry and especially of the Euroresins portfolio, our collaboration and adventure together began, in the manufacture of different boats of large lengths with resins and glass fibers.
The result of this project was Balearia catamarans for the transportation of passengers between the Balearic Sea. It consisted of four catamarans of 28 meters in length, 9 meters in beam and 3.82 meters in depth, and designed for the safe and efficient transportation of 350 passengers. During the manufacturing process, many products from the Euroresins Spain portfolio were used.
– Atlac E-Nova MA 6325 from Aliancys.
– Synolite 8388 from Aliancys.
– CSM in different weights from Changhai.
– Multiaxials from Saertex.
– Neogel 8373 Series from Bufa.
– Gelcoats Firestop.
– PVC Foam from 3A Composites.
– Bonding Pastes Oldopal 0110, 0051, 0600 from Bufa.
“We always try to have the best materials to manufacture our boats. We chose the range of Euroresins Spain products for diversity, quality and technical advice. Always close to us to help us in the situations in which we have required it.” Isaac Martinez of Gondan Shipyards.
At this time Gondan Shipyards is preparing its next project to manufacture catamarans from 30 to 36 meters in length with a beam from 9 to 10.5 meters. From Euroresins Spain we want to thank the Gondan Shipyards for the trust placed in us and in the products that we distribute.