Navantia´s productive partnership with the Royal Australian Navy began with the contracts to design the Hobart Class destroyers; and continued with the design and co-manufacture of the Canberra Class LHDs, the construction of twelve LHD landing craft, and the recent contract to build and maintain two Combat Support Ships.
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. 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.
Navantia Australia’s roots date 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 shipbuilding industry.