Spain boasts a prominent shipbuilding and ship repair sector. This industry is primarily centered in key regions such as Galicia, Basque Country, and Andalusia. Spanish shipbuilding is dedicated to constructing a diverse array of vessels, encompassing fishing boats, cargo ships, ferries, and naval craft. Spanish shipyards have earned a reputation for their exceptional quality and innovative design, positioning them competitively in the global shipbuilding arena.
Furthermore, Spain's ship repair industry is well-established, with numerous sizable shipyards providing a comprehensive range of repair and maintenance services. These shipyards are equipped with modern facilities, including dry docks, slipways, and repair workshops, which facilitate a wide spectrum of repair and maintenance tasks. The Spanish government has proactively supported the development of both shipbuilding and ship repair by offering tax incentives and other forms of assistance to encourage investment in the sector.
Challenges in the Naval Industry include:
Environmental commitment involves:
Ensuring competitiveness requires:
The EU RRF, through the national tool called “PERTE”, has created a specific plan for the naval industry based on public-private collaboration and focuses on transforming the shipbuilding industry's value chain. The key aspects of the project include diversification toward marine renewable energies and low-emission vessels, digitalization, improved environmental sustainability, and employee training. The total investment for this project is €1.46 billion, with €310 million from the public sector and €1.15 billion from private investment.
Regarding orderbook, more than 50 big orders were placed during 4th quarter of 2022. Being the most relevant shipbuilders Navantia, Armón, Goldán, Murueta, Zamakona, Balenciaga and Freire. Most relevant projects are related to the navy first, then fishing vessels, live fish transport vessels and high-speed vessels. Also oceanographic
To seize the opportunity, we invite Finnish companies to reach out and discuss.