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Naval Ship Design, Construction, Combat System Integration and Life Cycle Support

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Navantia represents advancement, naval activity and modernity, but also inherits more than 250 years’ experience in the design, construction, maintenance and conversion of the Spanish Navy’s ships.

Naval ship construction and repairs, propulsion and energy services, weapon systems design and integration, and platform control systems

Navantia, the Spanish shipbuilder, is a world reference in the design, construction and integration of warships, including new generation submarines. 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 naval vessels.

It is one of very few companies that has a complete capacity in the fields of design, development, production, integration and integrated logistic platform support, propulsion and naval combat systems as well as the ability to deliver fully-operational vessels. Navantia also has a large product range of naval and coastguard vessels and an enormous engineering capacity for undertaking new projects.

Ship construction and repair facilities

Navantia has strategically situated production centres in the Ferrol Estuary, the Cartagena shipyard and the Bay of Cádiz, specialized in New Constructions, as well as ship repairs in the three areas.

Navantia designs, builds and repairs a wide range of ships for navies all over the world.
Navantia also specialise in vessel energy and propulsion systems, weapons systems and platform control systems.
Navantia design and build some of the most high-tech vessels in the world.

These shipyards are fully equipped with slipways and docks with sufficient capacity to meet the Navy’s strategic requirements

Our naval order book is:

  • Two LHD for the Australian Navy
  • Engineering / technology transfer for three air warfare destroyers for the Australian Navy
  • Engineering / technology transfer for six Scorpene submarines for India
  • Four submarines S-80, one Frigate F-105, and eight (of a series of nine) maritime action ships for the Spanish Navy
  • Three (of a series of eight) patrol ships for Venezuela (OPVs)

Some of Navantia’s most prominent products include the following.

S-80 submarines, the most modern conventional submarine in the world

The S-80 is a conventional submarine, with high level of discretion and mobility for reaching distant theatres. AIP system will allow 15 days of autonomy. The submarine equipped with long-range cruise missiles, long-range heavy torpedoes, anti-surface missiles and mines.

Platform has low acoustic, magnetic and electrical signatures, also low mast signature and is capable of diving deeper and for longer than other conventional submarine.

F-100 frigates, equipped with the AEGIS system

F-100 class frigates are last generation ships and some of the most technologically advanced coming in service in modern navies.

The only European-built combat vessels already operating with the anti-air and anti-missile Aegis combat system, the F-100 class has a unique capability, which is able to detect and handle up to 90 targets simultaneously up to a distance of 600 km.

Amphibious ships, as LHD “Juan Carlos I” for the Spanish Navy

Multipurpose amphibious ship with four possible missions and configurations: Marines Forces Projection, ARMY Forces Projection, Eventual Platform for Aircraft Carrier Operations and Non Combatant Operations, but not necessarily in simultaneous mode. The ship is mono hull type, steel made and with the superstructure at starboard side.

Navantia Shortlisted for Poland ToT Frigate Programme

The offer submitted by Navantia to the Polish Ministry of Defence to build three frigates in a Technology Transfer (ToT) programme has been selected in a 'short list' along with two other finalists.

9 August 2021

NUSHIP Stalwart Arrives at HMAS Stirling

After a 30 day transit across the world’s oceans, NUSHIP Stalwart arrived safely at Fleet Base West in Western Australia on Monday, 21 June 2021.

21 June 2021

Naviris and Navantia Sign MoU for European Patrol Corvette Programme

Naviris, the 50/50 joint venture company between Fincantieri and Naval Group in charge of the development of cooperation programmes, and Navantia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at enlarging the industrial cooperation for the European Patrol Corvette (EPC) programme, the most important naval initiative within the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) project.

11 February 2021

NAVANTIA Wins Maintenance Contract for US Navy

Navantia has been selected in the bidding process conducted by the US Government for the repair and maintenance of the Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers (DDGs) and other US Navy ships deployed at the Naval Station Rota (Cádiz).

26 January 2021

Navantia Signs Lifecycle Support Contract for Norwegian Frigates

Navantia has signed a five-year contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization (NDLO) for support and maintenance of five Fridtjof Nansen (F310) class frigates, built by Navantia between 2000 and 2011, and currently in-service in the Royal Norwegian Navy.

4 April 2017

Navantia and Paramount Group Agree to Provide Innovative, Flexible and Value-Adding Naval Solutions to African States

Spanish Shipbuilder Navantia and African-based global defence and aerospace business, Paramount Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop naval systems and vessels that will meet the increasing demand of South Africa and other African states, for innovative and value-adding maritime solutions to bolster the security of their marine and coastal assets.

22 October 2015

Three Nations Meeting in Navantia

Navantia hosted a meeting with the Spanish Navy, the Australian Navy, the Norwegian Navy and the Norwegian Defence Logistic OrganizatioN (NDLO) in Ferrol Shipyard last week.

3 February 2015

Navantia Launches Ninth Fast-Landing Craft for Australia

Navantia has launched the ninth LLC fast-landing craft for the Royal Australian Navy. Part of a 12-vessel fleet, the design of these ships is based on the fast-landing crafts built also by Navantia for the Spanish Navy between 2006 and 2008.

26 November 2014

Royal Australian Navy Extend Contract with Navantia

The Royal Australian Navy has contracted an extension of the supply of Navantia's Integrated Platform Management System, with the target of incorporating an advanced training system on board: the On Board Training System (OBTS).

20 March 2014

Navantia Offers Guests Chance to Visit Shipyard

Navantia, one of the world's largest shipbuilding companies, is providing a limited number of guests the chance to visit their shipyard in Cartagena on Friday, 1 June, following UDT 2012.

16 May 2012

Navantia and Veercraft Marine Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Navantia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South African ship building company, Veercraft Marine, to take part in the construction of offshore patrol vessels and inshore patrol vessels for the South African Navy.

23 February 2012

Navantia Prepares Spanish Navy’s Fifth Frigate for Sea Trials

On 9 January, the F-100 class frigate 'Cristóbal Colón', under construction in Navantia for the Spanish Navy, left the shipyard dry dock after a period of dry docking for hull and platform readiness for sea trials, which will take place in March 2012.

2 February 2012

First Maritime Action Ship (BAM) on Her Last Sea Trials

The first unit of Maritime Action Ship (BAM), P-41 'Meteoro', for the Spanish Navy has successfully finalised the last sea trials, prior to her commissioning on July 28. These sea trials have taken place on July 17-18, in order to test the perfect performance of the platform and combat systems, a

19 July 2011

The LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’, Built by Navantia, Arrives in Istanbul

On May 29, the Spanish Navy's ship, LHD 'Juan Carlos I', arrived in Istanbul for a stopover during her first resistance voyage, which started on May 2. The aim of this cruise around the Mediterranean is to check functioning of equipment and systems during long navigation periods as well

1 June 2011

Navantia Launches Fourth OPV (BAM) for Spanish Navy

Navantia has launched the fourth maritime action ship 'Tornado' P-44 for the Spanish Navy. The ship has been christened by Cristina Garmendia, the Spanish Innovation and Technology Minister, with the ceremony also being attended by Carmen Chacón, the Spanish Defence Minister, the Chairman of SEPI

20 March 2011

Navantia Launches First Australian LHD

Navantia has launched, at the Ferrol facilities, the first amphibious ship for the Royal Australian Navy in the presence of the ship's sponsor, Mrs. Vickie Coates. The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Russell Crane, was also present, along with representatives of the Commonwealth,

16 February 2011

Navantia Launches Fifth Frigate for the Spanish Navy

Navantia is proud to announce the launch of another frigate for the Spanish Navy. The frigate, named 'Cristóbal Colón', is the fifth that Navantia has built for the Spanish Navy since 2000. Navantia launched the F-105 frigate on 4 November 2010 at the Fene-Ferrol shipyard. The godmothe

7 November 2010

Navantia Commissions LHD Juan Carlos I to the Spanish Navy

On 30 September, Navantia commissioned the LHD Juan Carlos I to the Spanish Navy at Ferrol Arsenal. The King of Spain has presided the official reception ceremony of this amphibious ship, which is the biggest ever built by Navantia as well as the biggest ship of the Spanish Navy. Other authoritie

3 October 2010

Navantia and Lockheed Martin Agree to Collaborate on New Opportunities

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and global security leader Lockheed Martin today signed a memorandum of agreement to explore new market opportunities in surface ships, submarines, naval systems and adjacent areas. Both companies will evaluate mutually beneficial work and collaborate in marketing act

17 June 2010

Successful Sea Trials of Juan Carlos I LHD for the Spanish Navy

From 24 May to 2 June in the waters off Ferrol in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsular, Navantia carried out the sea trials of the LHD class Juan Carlos I (L-61) that the company is building for the Spanish Navy. According to the commander of the ship, captain Andrés Breijo, t

17 June 2010

Navantia Launches and Commissions Two OPVs to Venezuelan Navy

Navantia has launched the third of four economic zone patrol boats (PVOZEE), named Yekuana and christened by Lorena López de Toro, at the San Fernando-Puerto Real shipyard. This ship is the third of a series of four that Navantia is building for the Venezuelan Navy. Construc

1 March 2010

Navantia Cuts Steel for the Second LHD for the Australian Navy

Navantia has recently started the construction of the second of two LHDs for the Australian Navy, which will be named Adelaide, by cutting the first steel. The cut of steel started on 2 February 2010 in the facilities of Fene, where the workers got a 3.5 tones piece, belonging to

1 February 2010

Navantia Holds Ceremony Marking Start of Work on S-84 Submarine

On 19 January, a ceremony was held at Navantia's Cartagena shipyard to mark the start of work on the S-84 submarine. Although work had already commenced during the last quarter of 2009, the aim of this act, consisting of plate cutting for the pressure resistant hull using a waterjet cutting syste

18 January 2010

Navantia Delivers Submarine Tun Razak to Malaysia

Navantia has handed over the Tun Razak Scorpene submarine to the Royal Malaysian Navy on 5 November. It is the second submarine built for Malaysia by the Navantia-DCNS consortium under a contract signed in June 2002. The ceremony in the Cartagena shipyard was presided by the Chie

4 November 2009

Navantia Launches First Maritime Action Ship for Spanish Navy

The San Fernando-Puerto Real Shipyard has launched the first maritime action ship Meteoro P-41 for the Spanish Navy. Spanish Economics and Treasury Minister Elena Salgado Méndez christened the ship in a ceremony also attended by the chairman of SEPI, Enrique Martínez Robles,

15 October 2009

Navantia Delivers Frigate F-313 Helge Ingstad to Royal Norwegian Navy

Norway has received the fourth frigate in a series of five ordered from Navantia in 2000. Navantia handed the frigate F-313 Helge Ingstad over to the Royal Norwegian Navy on 29 September in a ceremony at the Fene-Ferrol shipyard, attended by the Chief of Norwegian Navy, Admiral H

28 September 2009

Navantia Lays Keel for the First LHD for Australia

Navantia has laid the keel for the LHD Canberra on 23 September at the Ferrol shipyard. The ship, similar to the Spanish Navy's LHD Juan Carlos I, is the first of two commissioned by Australia in 2007. The ceremony, presided by the Chief of the Australian Navy, Admiral Rus

22 September 2009

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28006 MADRID
A Coruna

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