Guascor Energy engines help power state-of-the-art fishing vessel


  • Highly reliable engine with a long service life
  • Environmentally friendly engine design
  • Easy to maintain
  • Provides optimum fuel consumption
  • Low operating costs

The Opportunity

Zamakona Shipyard Bilbao constructs various types of maritime vessels, including fishing ships.

Among the latest ships manufactured at the Zamakona yard in Santurce, Spain, is a new state-of-the-art tuna freezer vessel. The new vessel, the Euskadi Alai, was built for the Bermeo-based Echebastar Group. The ship was then handed over to its owners at the port of Bilbao’s Maritime Cruise Station at Getxo, Port of Bilbao.

The ship’s superstructure and wheelhouse are built of aluminum and it has dual quick-freezing tunnels to whole freeze fish to -76° F (-60°C). The vessel also features a new system that separates the usable caught fish and throws back into the sea those fish that are unusable. This helps reaffirm Echebastar’s position as a leader in sustainable fishery practices and high-quality end products.

The Echebastar Group is currently being assessed by the maritime Stewardship Council (MSC) that certifies sustainable and well-managed fisheries worldwide. It is the first Spanish tropical tuna fishery to undergo full assessment by the MSC.

Zamakona Shipyard Bilbao works closely with the leading design and project development companies and engineering firms, and installs only the latest technology for use in its vessels. The work of Zamakona Shipyard Bilbao has been tested and approved by the major classification societies, including Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and the American Bureau of Shipping.

The Solution

In building the Euskadi Alai, Zamakona Shipyard Bilbao elected to equip the vessel with five Guascor Energy diesel engines: four SF480TAiIISG engines (1 MWe – 50Hz) and one SF360TAiIISG engine (0.75 MWe – 50Hz) for auxiliary generation. The contract also includes one propulsion system for the auxiliary boat that is equipped with one SF360TAiIISP engine with a 1/6 reduction ratio gearbox (1,000 HP at 1,600 rpm).

The Business

Guascor Energy is a leading company with more than 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of diesel and gas internal combustion engines with its own technology. The company offers some of the most efficient and environmentally friendly technology platforms, products and services in distributed power generation for oil and gas, industrial, institutional, commercial clients and rural electrification programs. In addition, our offer is completed by a range of diesel engines for marine applications for both propulsion and on-board generation.

A complete product range which meets the strictest regulatory and safety requirements always adapting to the customer´s needs.
Guascor Energy has a network of more than 50 distributors and partners worldwide, which in addition to our own staff, allows us to provide unparalleled proximity and respond to the specific needs of each of our customers at a fast and personalized pace.