Presentation of the Group

After 200 years of unceasing commitment, the fruit of the Vicinay family’s labours has made Vicinay Marine the world leader in the supply of chains and mooring systems for the offshore industry.

Vicinay Marine, S.L. was founded in July 2005 following the corporate restructuring of Vicinay, S.A. and is the parent company of the Group. Vicinay Marine now has over 650 staff engaged in offshore and marine activities, with worldwide representation and a quality recognised by its industry leaders.

Exporting to more than 30 countries, Vicinay Marine has become the prime producer of world class mooring lines, a key part of which is finding solutions to each customer’s mooring challenges.

With an ability to manufacture chains from 40 mm up to 220 mm in diameter and without restriction as to length or weight, Vicinay Marine can supply 80,000 tons per year in qualities R5, R4S, R4, R3S, R3 and Grade 3 for the offshore and marine industries together with a wide variety of accessories in a range of qualities and sizes.

History

 

1929
Establishment of "Vicinay Sons Partnership".

 

1945
Establishment of Vicinay S.A.

 

1949
Vicinay develops flash-butt welding (FBW).

 

1956
First exports to the Baltic.

 

1968
Vicinay installs the continuous heat treatment system.

 

1969
First sale of offshore chain for the Gulf Of Mexico.

 

1971
First sale of offshore chain for the North Sea.

 

1973
Own design and development of industrial equipment.

 

1975
Opening of factory in the USA, Vicinay International Chain Company. Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

1977
Establishment of Companhia Brasileira de Amarras - Brasilamarras in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro.

 

1983
Development and production of Grade R4.

 

1984
Vicinay introduces continuous vertical quench and temper heat treatment.

 

1986
Vicinay Cadenas, S.A. is constituted after Cadenas y Forjados, S.A. acquisition.

 

1990
Obtaining ISO 9001 certification by LRQA. From this year, 100% of R4 chain which is manufactured worldwide uses Vicinay criteria. Pioneers in the production of studless chain.

 

1991
Establishment of a joint venture with Dazhong Anchor Chain in Foshan, China. Obtaining of API 2F.

 

1992
Awarded ISO 9001 certification by DNV.

 

1994
Long-term relationships with universities and technology centers are established.

 

1995
Vicinay introduces natural gas heating for furnaces and QWELD ( data management program to assure FBW welding quality and to guarantee 100% link traceability).

 

1996
Double Quenching & Tempering.

 

1997
Start of the Mega-Giga-Tera chain era.

 

1999
Geminis Cell, continuous chain production.

 

2000
Obtaining ISO 14001 by LR and DNV, and OHSAS 180001 by DNV.

 

2005
First steps in implementing the EFQM model.

 

2005
Establishment of Vicinay Galdames Forging.

 

2006
Establishment of Foshan Marine Anchor Chain, Ltd. (FMAC)

 

2007
Introduction of the sustainability culture and establishment of corporate social responsibility standards.

 

2008
Award of ISO 9001/ ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 certification by LRQA.

 

2009
Award of ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 certification by DNV.

 

2010
EPD: Environmental product declaration.

 

2011
Vicinay Cadenas receives the Silver Q Award.

 

2011
Vicinay Marine Innovación is consituted.

 

2011
Acquisition of 100% or Ramnas Bruk A.B.

 

2012
Start of the construction of the new Vicinay Sestao factory.

 

2013
Implementation of Vicinay Sestao, S.L.

 

2015
Hywind Project: Vicinay Marine to provide mooring components for world’s first floating wind park.

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Mission

Vicinay Marine focuses its business project with the following Mission:

  • Design, develop and manufacture products and services for mooring devices in the ocean.
  • Carry out its business activities in a safe, profitable and innovative way to meet client expectations. 
  • Have a qualified, motivated and well trained human team for managing change.

Vision

We are building our future with the following Vision:

  • To focus our business activity on markets that demand high added value solutions and guarantee the sustainability of the business project
  • We hope to be acknowledged by our clients as a preferred brand worldwide for our reliability, competitiveness and innovative nature
  • With a balanced human team, capable of anticipating, adapting and managing the needs of its stakeholders in a responsible way.

Values

The Values that define how we behave are the following:

  • Safety: The collective and personal right and responsibility to avoid personal injury, damage to work elements and the environment while doing our work. 
  • Sustainable Growth: Be profitable to finance growth, ensure jobs for people, remunerate shareholders and fulfil our commitments to other interest groups. 
  • Innovation: The commitment to shared knowledge, continuous learning and fostering an environment that favours improvement, creativity and initiative to provide products and services that give value to clients and other interest groups. 
  • Excellence: Recognise the professionalism of an organisation that continuously learns from its success and errors to provide superior quality products to its clients and optimism to the people at Vicinay Marine. 
  • Integrity: Put into practice a strategy characterised by coherence, consistency, commitment and ethical behaviour in regards to people, society and the environment. 
  • Share: Promote communication, dialogue, transparency and shared responsibility through team building where every person in the organisation is involved.