On 27th September, Navantia commemorated the 10th anniversary of its first contract for the maintenance of U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, forward deployed to Rota, Spain. The destroyers are significant assets for the U.S. Navy, directly support NATO’s Integrated Air Missile Defense, and have the flexibility to operate throughout the waters of Europe and Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Arctic Circle, demonstrating their mastery of the maritime domain.
This event marks ten years of joint work between the U.S. Navy and Navantia with the support of the Spanish Navy. Throughout the last decade, the maintenance and modernization needs for the ships have grown in scope, complexity and specialization. Navantia achieved 100% effectiveness in the fulfillment of each and every one of the customer’s orders, with its work being recognized as excellent by the U.S. Navy.
The set of skills acquired in these ten years, both for the ships’ required maintenance cycles and in the development of solutions in this field in locations outside Navantia’s main work centers, has grown the core capabilities of Navantia’s Services Business.
This important milestone underscores the competency and efficiency of Navantia Services to successfully execute required maintenance cycles for naval platforms on time and on budget.
With a history of more than 300 years linked to the construction of ships for the Navy, Navantia is a state-owned and strategic technology company for the defense of Spain. Its areas of specialization range from shipbuilding (surface and submarine), to the design and integration of systems with a high technological content and life cycle support and high value-added services. Additionally, with its brand Navantia Seanergies, it is a global supplier for the development of offshore wind energy and other green energies such as hydrogen.
Navantia employs nearly 4,000 people directly in Spain, mainly at its offices in Ferrol and Fene (A Coruña), Puerto, Real, San Fernando, Cádiz and Rota (Cádiz), Cartagena (Murcia Region) and Madrid.
Committed to building a safe and sustainable future through technological excellence and industrial collaboration, Navantia has contracts with Governments and companies around the world and ties with universities and technological and academic centers. It contributes to sustainability and innovation through its daily commitment to people and the planet, with responsible practices from the point of view of labour, the environment and economic and technological development that are viable regionally, nationally and internationally.
Navantia is owned 100% by the Sociedad Española de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), attached to the Ministry of Finance and Public Function of Spain). (Photo © U.S. Navy: The guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). (US Navy)