Navantia’s S-81 “Isaac Peral” Submarine Performs its First Dive

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Navantia’s S-81 “Isaac Peral” Submarine Performs its First Dive

Navantia’s S-81 “Isaac Peral” Submarine Performs its First Dive

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The S-81 ‘Isaac Peral’ submarine carried out its first static dive Thursday as part of the test schedule agreed between Navantia, the Spanish Navy and Ministry of Defence.

The dive took place in the waters of the La Algameca naval station, opposite the Navy’s Diving Centre. It forms part of the safety milestones in the construction and testing of the S-80 submarine programme and is carried out after surface navigation and prior to the dive.

The immersion has been carried out in different phases, in order to measure the drafts in the Navantia armament dock before going out to the open sea. The submarine carried out its dive in a location close to the 50-metre buoy located in front of the Navy’s Diving Centre in La Algameca. Tests on the S-81 submarine will continue until its delivery to the Navy.

“With its first static dive, the S-81 has passed a milestone on its way to full operation. The close collaboration between Navantia, the Navy and the Ministry of Defence is making it possible to make steady progress in the greatest challenge ever faced by Spanish industry. The first dive we have witnessed today is the result of the efforts of many professionals. Therefore, I would like to thank all the people involved in the programme for their dedication and commitment to ensure its success and congratulate them on this important step,” said the President of Navantia, Ricardo Domínguez.

The Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is a world reference in the design, building and integration of highly technological state-of-the-art war ships for the Spanish Navy, which makes it a strategic company, and for the international market. Its activities include the design and manufacture of Integrated Platform Management Systems, Fire Control Systems, Command and Control systems, Propulsion Plants and through life support for all its products. NAVANTIA has also taken steps towards diversification and has become a relevant actor in the area of offshore wind power.

Navantia belongs to Grupo SEPI, a corporate holding which is made up by a total of 15 state-owned companies in which it has a direct majority shareholding participation and which employ more than 78,000 professionals. 



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