The ferries «Volcán del Teide» and «Volcán de Tinamar», built by the Spanish shipyard Barreras in Vigo, are the culmination of the renovation plan of Naviera Armas. Their dimensions -176 m long and 26.4 m wide- make them the largest Ro-Pax vessels (ro-ro and passenger) built by the shipyard for the shipping company to date. Their design, technical-operational capacity and comfort, equivalent to that of a five-star hotel, have made them an international benchmark in their segment.
Con la entrada en servicio de los nuevos buques, Armas consiguió un punto de inflexión en el transporte de personas y vehículos entre la península, las Islas Canarias y entre el propio archipiélago. Supone dejar a un lado el concepto de transporte de personas y mercancías para pasar al de turismo puerto a puerto.
With the entry into service of the new ships, Armas achieved a turning point in the transport of people and vehicles between the peninsula, the Canary Islands and the archipelago itself. It means leaving aside the concept of transport of people and goods to move to the concept of port-to-port tourism.
The ships were to be considered as an attraction for tourist travel, in addition to operating as a regular shipping service.
GHENOVA designed and developed the engineering of the new ships around this conceptual and functional renovation. Specifically, the design and development project of conceptual, contractual and basic engineering of the entire ships was prepared, except for the electrical installation. Likewise, technical assistance was offered to the shipowner in different constructive aspects and to the accommodation supplier.
The «Volcán del Teide» and «Volcán de Tinamar» are in service today, offering excellent operating results.