The Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos, visited the West Sea shipyard on 7 October. After a brief presentation, the delegation visited the shipyard and visited the polar vessel World Voyager.
In an interview, Ricardo Serrão Santos highlighted the company’s performance during the pandemic. “This shipyard has successfully crossed Covid-19 and is now fully operational, even with more people and with a very relevant order book,” he pointed out.
Carlos Martins mentioned that 2020 is the “best year ever” for West Sea:
“This year will be the best year ever for the shipyard, both in construction and in ship repair. We are going to have a sales value of around 100 million Euros.” He also adds that the order book is “very solid”, both in shipbuilding and ship repair, and that this year, an average of more than 1,200 collaborators work at the shipyard every day.
Admitting that the market “is more compressed” due to the current pandemic, he ensured that the company’s “curriculum allows it to present other solutions and to test other clients.”