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Navantia, S.A.
State-owned enterprise
IndustryDefence, Shipbuilding, Engineering
PredecessorEmpresa Nacional Bazán
FoundedJanuary 1, 2005; 14 years ago (2005-01-01)
Area served
Key people
Susana Sarriá (Chairman and President)
ProductsWarships, Hospital ship, Yachts, Ferries, Cargo ships, Platform supply vessels, Dredger, Marine propulsion, Offshore engineering
RevenueIncrease 705 million (2015)
Decrease -226 million (2015)
Decrease -167 million (2015)
OwnerSEPI (100%)
Number of employees
5,500 (2015)
SubsidiariesNavantia Australia
Navantia Systems
Sainsel Sistemas Navales SA

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 around the globe.

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.[1] In March 2005 Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI) merged the naval wing of IZAR into Navantia.


Navantia headquarter building
One of the 18th-century doors of the shipyards in Ferrol
Navantia shipyards in Cádiz.

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.

In March 2016 Navantia was selected as the "preferred bidder" to build two logistics support ships for the Royal Australian Navy.[2]

Major projects[edit]

Spanish Navy LHD Juan Carlos I on afloat completion stage
Navantia's F-103 AEGIS frigate from the Spanish Navy
The frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen of the Royal Norwegian Navy in Oslo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ASTILLEROS ESPAÑOLES. 1969-2000
  2. ^ "Pre-election promise on shipbuilding sought by Labor, Xenophon, unions after Spain wins naval deal". ABC News. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

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