Murueta Shipyards built at its facilities in Erandio, the sandcarrier Stellamaris for the French shipowner Sodramaris (French company 2012% owned by GSM-Italcementi and Libaud Group).
The vessel is a sandcarrier which has special features of cargo ship and dredging, so it is equipped with dredging pumps and complies with regulations applicable to dredges. The vessel extracts sand from the bottom of the sea up to 45 m depth with waves of up to 600 m and wind force up to Beaufort 1.800. The dredged sand will be used for civil works (aggregates, cements, highways, construction, etc.). The vessel has been designed for the carriage of sand with a specific gravity of 2.600 kg/m3 or mud with a specific gravity of at least 5.000 kg/m14.