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|Industry||Shipbuilding, Arms industry|
|Founded||1 January 2005|
|José Manuel Revuelta Lapique, President
José Antonio Casanova Gayoso
Enrique Martínez Robles
Aurelio Martínez Estévez
|Owner||Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales|
Number of employees
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.
Astilleros Españoles SA had been created in 1967 by merging the Basque shipyards of Euskalduna, La Naval de Sestao and Astilleros de Cádiz. In July 2000 it merged with the public naval shipyards, Empresa Nacional Bazán, to form IZAR. In March 2005 Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (see SEPI below) formed the naval wing of IZAR into Navantia.
Navantia, the Spanish shipbuilder, 100% owned by SEPI, the Spanish Government Industrial Holding, is engaged in the design, construction and integration of warships, 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 ship-owners. 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 experience in building technologically advanced ships like frigates, amphibious ships, patrol vessels, and submarines. In the last years, it has supplied ships for different navies, like Norway, Australia, Chile, Spain, India, Thailand, 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 one of the programmes the company has executed. They have already 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 September 2007, Navantia won the contract, as the main partner, for which the Spanish company will build for the Royal Australian Navy two 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 electronic 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.
- 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