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|Industry||Shipbuilding, Arms industry|
|Founded||1 January 2005|
|Key people||José Manuel Revuelta Lapique, President
José Antonio Casanova Gayoso
Enrique Martínez Robles
Aurelio Martínez Estévez
|Net income||-€78.27m (2012)|
|Owner(s)||Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales|
Navantia is a Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, which offers its services to both military and civil sector. It is the fifth largest shipbuilder in Europe, and the ninth largest in the world with shipyards all over Spain.
Navantia, the Spanish shipbuilder, 100% owned by SEPI, the Spanish Government Industrial Holding, is a world reference in the design, construction and integration of state-of-the-art war ships, as well as ship repairs & modernizations. It is also engaged in the design and manufacture of Integrated Platform Management Systems, Fire Control Systems, Command and Control systems, Propulsion Plants and through life support for all its products. Even though its main line of activity is in the naval field, Navantia designs and manufactures systems for the Army and the Air Force.
Navantia has a shiprepair line of activity that goes from regular repairs to refurnishment programmes, including conversions. The company has the facilities and know how for complex repairs comprising LNG’S and Cruisers. Navantia has Fleet Maintenance Agreements with the most important ship-owners in the world. It also has an important presence in the development of new technologies in the off-shore Oil and Gas and wind energy markets.
Navantia has enough experience in building the most technologically advanced ships like frigates, amphibious ships, patrol vessels, and submarines. In the last years, it has supplied ships for 5 different navies: Norway, Australia, Spain, India and Venezuela. It has also been selected in Turkey as the designer for the LPD program.
Navantia is a reference in surface warships, having been able to integrate the AEGIS LM system in a much smaller platform. It has designed and built the F-100 Alvaro de Bazán class frigates (5 units) for the Spanish Navy and the F-310 Fridtjof Nansen class (5 units) in service at the Royal Norwegian Navy. The Australian Warfare Destroyer, currently under construction, is another Navantia design also based in Navantia F-100 frigate. At present the challenge is the F-110, the future Spanish Frigate that will have to perform new capacities and missions in a changing and challenging international scenario.
The F-310 class frigates are considered one of the most successful programmes the company has executed, with total customer satisfaction. One of the clues is the product itself, the F-310 frigates, ships of excellent quality and capability for operating with other NATO vessels. They have already successfully participated in various international missions: F310 in Seasquad, USA (2007), F310 in Somalia (2009), F311 exercised with the US Navy in 2008, F313 and F310 exercised with NATO in 2010. In words of General Karlsen, Director of the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization (NDLO), referred to F-314 Thor Heyerdahl, last of the series “this ship is the most advanced of the series, and Navantia has completely fulfilled the requirements of the Norwegian Navy”.
In September 2007, Navantia won the contract, as the main partner, for which the Spanish company will build for the Royal Australian Navy the hulls of 2 amphibious ships, very similar to the LHD “Juan Carlos I” that Navantia has built for the Spanish Navy.
The Spanish offer for the design and construction of these ships, based on the Spanish LHD, was selected because it completely met the requirements of the Royal Australian Navy. The contract included the design and construction of the ships, as well as some equipment, e.g. engines and platform control systems, provided by Navantia.
Navantia has built 80% of the ships, but both of them are being ﬁnished in Australia, where the superstructure is being added. The Commonwealth of Australia and BAES have congratulated Navantia for the results of the sea trials and commissioning of Juan Carlos I, as it is the reference ship for the Canberra Class LHD`s. This milestone reassures the Commonwealth that the objectives and requirements of the Royal Australian Navy will be accomplished satisfactorily.
- Amphibious ships
- Aegis Combat System | AEGIS Frigates
- AEGIS Corvette
- Multirole Corvette
- Patrol Ships
- Minehunter Ships
- Oceanographic Ships
- Combat and Control Systems
- Propulsion and energy generation systems
- Ship repair and conversions
- Ing, David (16 July 2013). "Navantia's losses increase 80% in 2012". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Retrieved 2013-10-22.