In 2010, the clients of Fomentos Armadora signed two contracts with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, Japan, for the construction of two supramax-type vessels of 56,000 tons deadweight. This design is by far one of the most successful ones in its market segment with over 180 units having been delivered and on order. The M/V Sun Vil II was delivered to her owners in August of 2013, and the M/V Ton Hil II in February 2014. Both of these two vessels are outfitted with MAN B&W derated main engines as well as Energy-Saving devices, affording them very high performance in terms of Fuel Consumption and an EEDI below the refernece number for the size of vessel.A third addition is a Trader-type, semi-open-holds, Handy-size Bulk Carrier of 30,000 tons deadweight built at Tsuji Shipyard in China and equipped mainly by Japanese, Korean and European-made main and auxiliary machinery and equipment. This vessel is the M/V Stadion II, delivered by the yard to her owners in August of 2012.
In March of 2013, the clients of Fomentos Armadora signed a contract for one 61,000 tons deadweight ultramax-type vessel at NACKS shipyard, widely considered to be the best shipyard in China. This design is at the forefront of the new-generation ultramax class, by virtue of having been designed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan. The M/V Nemea is the first vessel in the Fomentos Armadora fleet having the new-generation E-type MAN main engine, and was delivered in February of 2015. Pursuant to this contract, at the end of 2013 clients of Fomentos Armadora signed a new contract for a 61,000 dwt sister-ship to be built at DACKS shipyard, which is a sister yard of NACKS. The M/V Akra is also be equipped with ME-type MAN-B&W main engine, and was successfully delivered to her owners in April of 2016.
In March of 2018 the fleet was increased through a second-hand purchase. The M/V Tegea is a 2011-built Mitsui-56, sister vessel to the M/V Sun Vil II & M/V Ton Hil II.
In February of 2019 the 58,800 dwt Akour II joined the fleet. She was built at Kawasaki, Japan in 2010.
Fomentos Armadora is closely monitoring the shipbuilding and second-hand markets with a view to provide its clients with further investment opportunities.In accordance with the company’s belief in competitiveness, reliability and environmental awareness, priority will be given to first-tier designs with low CO2 emissions and low fuel consumption.