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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.

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 1 082 million[1] (2018)
Decrease -225 million[1] (2018)
OwnerSEPI (100%)
Number of employees
5,500 (2015)
SubsidiariesNavantia Australia
Navantia Systems
Sainsel Sistemas Navales SA

Astilleros Españoles SA had been created in 1967 by merging of the 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.[2] 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, 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.[3]

Major projectsEdit

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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b, Revista Defensa (2019-09-07). "Navantia incrementa sus ingresos un 21%, con la vista en Turquía e India - Noticias Infodefensa España". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-07.
  2. ^ ASTILLEROS ESPAÑOLES. 1969-2000
  3. ^ "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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