About Us

Our History Building Australian Naval Capability

Navantia has been represented in Australia since 2000 and working here since 2006. Since that time we have grown our footprint and our local workforce. We are now located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. In 2018 Navantia Australia will open another centre in Western Australia.

Navantia’s productive partnership with the Royal Australian Navy began with the contracts to design the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers (DDG); and continued with the design and co-manufacture of the Canberra Class amphibious assault ships (LHD), the construction of twelve LHD landing craft (LLC), and the recent contract to build and maintain two Combat Support Ships (AOR).

Since being contracted in 2015 to deliver shipyard management services in support of the Hobart Class build, we have met all budget and schedule milestones. This has strengthened our collaboration with the Commonwealth and provides a sound platform to support future Royal Australia Navy programmes.

Navantia Australia has been shortlisted for the SEA 5000 programme to build the 9 future frigates, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Commonwealth to support the development of Royal Australia Navy capability.

  • Canberra – Corporate Office
  • Adelaide – Design and Operations Centre, Mawson Lakes; and Shipyard Management Services, Osborne
  • Sydney – Sustainment Centre
  • Melbourne – Naval Engineering Centre
  • Perth – Sustainment Centre

Three Centuries of History

With our roots dating back hundreds of years, at Navantia Australia we are committed to growing our local workforce and links to the Australian supply chain to best support the growth of a truly Australian naval shipbuilding industry.

In Spain, Navantia’s history dates back to 1730, with the creation of the Ferrol, Cartagena and San Fernando historical military arsenals, dedicated to the construction and repair of Spanish Navy ships.

In 1908, these shipyards became part of the Naval Shipbuilding Society (popularly known as “La Naval”), which also included civil shipyards such as those located at Matagorda and Sestao. At the end of the Spanish Civil War, the State took control of the military arsenals and created Bazán in 1947, in order to apply foreign technologies to the military shipbuilding process. It was then when the company, which has since then strived to improve and adapt to its clients’ requirements, started to develop its own naval projects.

 

Our Objectives

Vision

To be a sustainable, strategic and international shipbuilding company.

Mission

To develop competitive shipbuilding programs and serve national security.

Values

  • Ethical Operations
  • Teamwork
  • Responsible / Accountable
  • Client Focussed
  • Committed to Outcomes
  • Technological Leadership