Navantia Lays Keel for First Saudi Corvette

October 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – Navantia has carried out, in its San Fernando shipyard facilities, the official keel-laying act of the first of the five corvettes it is building for the Saudi Arabian Navy (RSNF). The first block of this structure, construction 546 and weighing more than 76,000 kilos, has been placed in the San Fernando shipyard and represents the first effective milestone in the execution of the first of the five ships that are part of the contract , which will be named AL-JUBAIL. During the month of…

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Defense Minister Visits Submarine Construction Project

September 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, visited the Cartagena Shipyard this morning, where she has been shown the current progress of the S80 submarine program, a priority to meet the needs of the national defense strategy. The program is fully consolidated, technically and programmatically, with the first unit in the final phase of construction to begin the testing and launching phase in 2020. Navantia has thus overcome one of the greatest engineering challenges in its history, having developed unique capabilities in design and…

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Sydney Goes to Sea

September 17, 2019 – The Navy’s latest and most exciting addition to the Fleet has set sail for the first time and is currently conducting Builder’s Sea Trials in South Australia. This marks the first major step for NUSHIP Sydney and its crew in becoming a highly effective warfighting unit, capable of the full spectrum of naval operations. Thanks to lessons learned from sister ships Hobart (III) and Brisbane (III), as well as the completion of the AIR 9000 upgrade enabling operational use of the MH-60R helicopter and the addition…

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Navantia-BMT Team Presents Fleet Solid Support Proposal

September 10, 2019 – London’s 2019 Defence and Security International (DSEI) exhibition has seen Navantia host the presentation of the Navantia-BMT team’s proposal for the program of design and build for up to three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships to be operated by the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Navantia, participating in this tender in partnership with BMT, brings the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise as a worldwide leader in building support ships for navies around the world including the Spanish and the Royal Australian navies. BMT has proven naval design…

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Navantia Launches Second New AOR for Australia

August 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – Navantia launched the Nuship ship “Stalwart” on Friday, the second of the two logistics ships it is building for the Royal Australian Navy. The ceremony took place at the Ferrol shipyard at 5:14 p.m., coinciding with the high tide. During the event, the president of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá, thanked the Ministry of Defense and the Australian Navy for the trust placed in the Company, which once again demonstrated its ability to design and build the products and services on time and quality for…

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Navantia Opens Washington DC Sales Office

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Navantia expands its international presence with the opening of a new commercial delegation in Washington, USA, which has taken place today, with the assistance of the President of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá, accompanied by the Ambassador of Spain, Santiago Cabanas and representatives of the Ministry of Defense Spain , Spanish Navy and American and Spanish industry in the country. According to Susana de Sarriá, “the opening of this new delegation responds to the objective of strengthening good relations with the Navy and American industry,…

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Final BAM Commissioned into Spanish Navy

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, accompanied by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy, Teodoro E. López Calderón, presided yesterday January 21 at the Military Arsenal of Ferrol, the act of delivery to the Navy of the Vessel of Action Maritime “Furor”. The act was developed following the rules of the maritime ceremonial and began with the inspection of the ship and the signing of the documentation of reception of the same. Subsequently, the inauguration took place on behalf of the Commander…

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Navantia Begins Construction of First Saudi Arabian Corvette

January 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – Navantia started this Tuesday, January 15, in the workshops of the shipyard of San Fernando, the construction of the first corvette for the Navy of Saudi Arabia. The act consisted of cutting the first plate of the vessel, belonging to block 401 of the engine room, with dimensions of 12 x 2.4 meters, a thickness of 7 millimeters and a weight of 1,254 kilograms. The event has brought together more than 500 workers, good part of the staff that will design and build these…

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Shipbuilding Firms Chosen for Fleet Solid Support Competition

November 30, 2018 – A syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies, have been selected to compete for the Fleet Solid Support ships contract, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The crucial vessels, which will deliver ammunition, food and supplies to UK forces across the globe, will work alongside the Royal Navy’s fleet of warships and will be an important part of the UK Maritime Task Group. The British consortium is made up of leading manufacturing and engineering companies Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce. They…

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Vicente Fernández: “The shipyard of San Fernando will be an international reference in new technologies”

November 7, 2018 (Google Translation) – The president of the State Industrial Participations Society (SEPI), Vicente Fernández Guerrero, said today, during his appearance at the Congress, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Committee, that the construction of the corvettes will allow the San Fernando shipyard to become “An international example regarding the use of the most advanced technology in the naval sector”. The program with Saudi Arabia will start at the beginning of next year in the Cadiz shipyard, once the contract has entered into full force. In his first parliamentary appearance…

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Future HMAS Supply Launched at Ferrol

November 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – Navantia has launched today the ship “Nuship Supply” first of the two AOR ships that Navantia is building for the Royal Australian Navy, according to the contract signed in May 2016. The ceremony took place at the Ferrol shipyard at 4:15 p.m., coinciding with the high tide and was attended by Jenny Barrett, as the ship’s godmother, as well as the president of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá; the Ambassador of Australia in Spain, Julie-Ann Guivarra and the Australian AJEMA, Vice Admiral MJ Noonan. The…

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Ferrol Welcomes “Toward the Shipyard 4.0 for the Digital Transformation”

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Navantia , the Spanish Navy and the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) are going to celebrate in Ferrol the conference ” Towards the Shipyard 4.0 by the digital transformation”. The meeting, which will take place on the 15th and 16th of October at the Museum of Naval Construction Foundation . Fundacion Exponav , will analyze the main aspects of digital transformation. This digital transformation includes technologies , training and people , through the participation of the agents responsible for them, such as workers and…

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Navantia Attended OPV Conference in London

October 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – Navantia has attended the 13th annual international OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessels) conferences, which were held in London (United Kingdom). These include the “Sustainability by design” whose speaker was the Captain of Frigate Cipriano Pereira. During the event, Navantia participated as part of the Naval Maritime Cluster of Cádiz in the presentation of the next edition of the conferences, whose celebration will be at Cádiz during September 2019. OPV 2019 will focus on the process of creating a national naval capacity pivoting on three fundamental…

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US Navy Extends Maintenance Contract for Four DDGs at Rota

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – The United States Navy has confirmed the extension of the maintenance work to be carried out on the four DDG 51 destroyers deployed at the Rota Naval Base. The contract with the US Navy entered into force in November 2013 with a deadline of one + six years of extension and end in November 2020. The amount of this new extension reaches 57 million euros, so the ceiling of expenditure of the entire program adds to this extension the 261 million. In total, it…

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Furor Commissioned at Navantia Ferrol

September 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – The past September 14 was held at the Ferrol shipyard, the sponsorship of the Maritime Action Ship P-46 “Furor”, of the Spanish Navy, being the president of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor Julián the godmother of the ship. In addition to the president of the Congress, the ceremony was attended by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy (AJEMA), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, among others, and the President of Navantia, Susana Sarriá Sopena. [smartslider3 slider=90] This vessel is the sixth of…

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