January 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – Navantia has been selected in the bidding process carried out by the United States Government for the repair and maintenance of the Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers (DDGs) and other US Navy ships deployed at the Rota Naval Base (Cádiz). The new contract, which is valid until January 2028, is for a maximum amount of € 822.4 million and could generate more than 1,000 direct jobs per year.
In this way, Navantia consolidates itself as the main maintainer of the US Navy in Rota, a role it has been playing since 2013. It is an extensive contract in labor, with a high level of technical requirements demanded by the client and very rigorous in meeting deadlines, which makes it an important source of wealth and training for Navantia and its partner companies. It will also result in improvements in processes and therefore in a better global positioning of the company in the Defense market.
Navantia has facilities and personnel deployed at the Rota Naval Base, where all the activities associated with this new assignment will be centralized. These facilities, in addition to supporting US Navy ships, provide support activities for Spanish Navy ships.