End of the 70’s
Maritime activity is started with the extraction of sand from the Río Eume and the Ría de Betanzos for its commercialization.
After the prohibition of sand extraction from the rivers, maritime activity is changed to dredging in ports and beaches.
The company OMVAC, SL (Obras Marítimas Vázquez Cabana S.L.), which currently gives name to our ships, is constituted and starts operating with diggers on board of the ships.
The suction dredger BELOMOSKI is chartered for several years carrying out different operations along the Spanish coast.
Years 1997- 2003
The company opens to international market carrying out the work of dredging the Port of Boavista in Cabinda, the Port of Malongo and the Port of Cabinda in Angola.
The ship OMVAC OCHO is built in the shipyard Freinaval in Ferrol and the pontoon OMVAC NUEVE.
SThe construction of the new offices’ facilities and the maintenance dry dock is finished at the Polígono de Vidreiro in Pontedeume.
The construction of the TSHD OMVAC DIEZ is finished, starting the Company’s expansion to South America.
In May, this year, the official ship launching of the mechanical split-hull hopper dredger OMVAC DOCE is carried out.
The construction of the TSHD OMVAC CATORCE is finished, which complies with the IMO TIER III of the ILO for the reduction of polluting emissions and greenhouse effect in order to face the challenge of carrying out our work in a sustainable way.
Contribute to the development of a worldwide maritime infrastructure under sustainability criteria.
• Satisfy the needs of our clients based on quality and safety standards and respect for the environment.
• Be efficient in operation and financially.
• Improve the environment in which we live by creating stable, decent and fairly paid employment.
We take care of the people and the environment.
The people that make up this company are treated with respect, favoring a pleasant, healthy and safe working environment.
The sea is our workplace and we must protect it and take care of it.
We are clear and transparent about our abilities, objectives and goals.
We believe that transparency, integrity and business ethics are the foundation to maintain sustainable business and work relationships.
We are professionals.
We want to prove it with our work and being true to our principles.
The commitment and talent of the people that make up Canlemar allow us to grow together professionally and achieve common objectives.
We are aware of the fact that our achievements would not be possible without a human team that is committed and aligned with the objectives of quality, safety and constant improvement of our processes.
We want teams that are stable and motivated and that add value to the company thanks to their abilities, capabilities and experience.
We stand for crews where responsibility, good environment and teamwork prevail.
We are organized to launch new projects, cover the needs of the rest of colleagues and clients, offering support from the management and maintenance areas.
The Code of Conduct that all the people that make up this company follow is an example of our internal culture and defines the steps to follow in our path towards becoming a sustainable company committed to its values.
We have an Ethics and Compliance Channel through which to ask questions, transmit concerns or communicate any illegal or unethical behavior confidentially:
In Canlemar we dedicate all our efforts to offer a professional service that fulfills all our clients’ expectations adding value to them.
One of the main objectives of Canlemar is constant improvement. In order to achieve it, we introduce systems that allow us to measure our achievements and correct and learn from our mistakes.
Our Quality and Environmental Policy sets the course to follow to achieve it and we have the Certificate of Compliance with the UNE-EN ISO 9001 which guarantees our commitment to quality and improvement.
We believe that working with the Mother Nature requires a high environmental awareness and we try to meet the latest standards on this matter.
Our Quality and Environmental Policy sets the course to follow in order to achieve it and we have the Certificate of Compliance with the UNE-EN ISO 14001 which guarantees our commitment to the environment.
We try to maintain a preventive approach and to promote initiatives that encourage a greater environmental responsibility, seeking more efficiency in our material resources.
That is why, in the last few years, we have committed ourselves to the renewal of our fleet and currently we have the first dredger, registered in Spain, which complies with the IMO TIER III regulation from the International Maritime Organization on control and reduction of polluting emissions of NOx (nitrogen oxide) and greenhouse effect.
Likewise, we try to favor the development and promotion of technologies that respect the environment and we have collaborated on the ECODRAGA Project to create a team that reduces turbidity during dredging work.
In Canlemar we want to offer a safe and healthy workplace and we have a Safety and Environmental Protection Policy based on a preventive approach in order to carry out our work in the safest way possible.
In Canlemar we are committed to giving a positive contribution to society through our activities. We believe that it is possible to grow as a company and to promote social well-being and planet care at the same time.
We support and respect the Protection of fundamental human rights internationally acknowledged and we make sure that no way of abuse or violation of those rights takes place where we operate.
We select our Suppliers, contractors and collaborators under the criteria of responsibility, objectivity and no discrimination, with the aim of complying with our Code of Conduct.
In Canlemar we do not accept any type of discrimination in the professional field. We have an Equality plan and specific conduct protocols to avoid all kinds of discriminatory or violent behavior.