Company Overview of Navantia

Founded: January 1, 2005

Type: State-owned enterprise

Key People: Susana Sarriá (Chairman and President)

Industry: Defence, Shipbuilding, Engineering

Headquarters: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Revenue: 1.34 billion euros

Number of Employees: 4547 (2022)

Products Offered: Warships, Hospital ship, Yachts, Ferries, Cargo ships, Platform supply vessels, Dredger, Marine propulsion, Offshore engineering

Subsidiaries – Navantia Australia; Navantia Systems; SAES; Sainsel Sistemas Navales SA


About the Company

Navantia is a state-owned company (SEPI Group), which designs and builds ships with a high technological content for the Spanish Navy and other navies.

It integrates systems and provide life cycle support, repairs, modernization, and technology transfer (ToT) services in 20 countries.

The company major focuses on three areas: Shipbuilding and Ship Repairs, Systems and Services and Green Energy, where we are an international benchmark in offshore wind energy.

Also, it is a member of the Spanish Quality Association and of its Defense Committee, as well as of the Quality Committee of TEDAE and of the Ministry of Defense Mixed Defense Committee of Industries.

Being the fifth-largest shipbuilder in Europe, and the ninth-largest in the world with shipyards around the globe, it is one of very few companies that have a complete capacity in the fields of design, development, production, integration and integrated logistic platform support, propulsion and naval combat systems as well as the ability to deliver fully-operational vessels.

Besides, Navantia also has a large product range of naval and coastguard vessels and an enormous engineering capacity for undertaking new projects.

Processes, products and services continuous improvement is part of Navantia’s commitment with its customers and shapes its strategic policy.

The quality management system, approved by ISO 9001 and PECAL 2110 and 2210 standards, is directly supervised by the steering committee.

In addition, the Navantia Systems factory is already certified according to the new E.N. 9100, and they keep working to be fully standardized. Navantia is a member of the Spanish Quality Association and of its Defense Committee, as well as of the Quality Committee of TEDAE and of the Ministry of Defense Mixed Defense Committee of Industries.

Product Portfolio of Navantia

Navantia is into the designing, construction and integration of warships, including new generation submarines.

Further, it is also engaged in the design and manufacture of integrated platform management systems, fire control systems, and command and control systems, propulsion plants and through life support for naval vessels. Some of the major products

  • Frigates
  • Carriers
  • Amphibious ships
  • Supply ships
  • Aegis Combat System | AEGIS Frigates
  • Corvettes
  • Patrol ships
  • Submarines
  • Minehunter ships
  • Oceanographic ships
  • Combat and Control Systems
  • Propulsion and energy generation systems
  • Ship repair and conversions

Business Prospects in India

Navantia has been present in India since the beginning of the Scorpene programme, being co-designer of the six Scorpene submarines and is also participating in the tender for the future Indian LHD projects, ‘excellently’ positioned due to the experience of having designed four units built for the Spanish, Australian and Turkish Navies, the last under a transfer of technology system.

From its branch office in New Delhi, opened in 2013, Navantia keeps enhancing the relationship with the Indian Ministry of Defense and local industry.

The company is highly devoted to ‘Make in India’ premises and offers a well proven design that will contribute to the national defence and security, as well as the transfer of technology, not only in the area of design, but also in expert technical support on production, planning, trials and life cycle maintenance.

Navantia is enthusiastic to continue the collaboration with local yards which was started with the construction of Scorpene-class submarines, and still remain. Both projects represent state-of-the-art and technologically mature design solutions that will contribute to the creation of quality jobs in India and know-how, and to strengthen the capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces.

Indian Contracts In Which Company Is Involved

Project 75 – Navantia is collaborating with state-owned Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) in constructing six state-of-the-art Scorpene submarines which are being built under Project 75 for the Indian Navy.

The Scorpene deal was signed in October 2005.

Contracts for which Navantia is bidding

Project 75I – Under this project, worth over Rs. 50,000 Crores ($4.8 Billion approx.), India is to build 6 more conventional submarines.

Further, the Project 75 (I) requires the Indian bidder to tie up with a foreign collaborator (FC) and execute the program for delivery of six conventional submarines equipped with Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP), while achieving targetted Indigenous Content.

This would also be followed by a 30-year lifecycle sustenance contract of similar value.

RFI has been floated and Navantia is among the shortlisted OEM for the contract offering S-80-class submarine for the P75 (India) program.

Further, in July 2023, it signed a Teaming Agreement (TA) with Indian Company Larsen and Turbo with the purpose of submission of a techno-commercial bid for the Indian Navy’s prestigious P75 (India) submarine program.

As per the agreement, Navantia would carry out the design of P75(I) submarines based on its S80 class of submarines, the first of which was launched in 2021 and is undergoing sea trials prior to its delivery to Spanish Navy at the end of 2023. 

Landing Platform Docks – Indian Navy under Make in India issued Tender/RFP for around 20,000 Crores to procure 4 LPDs (2 at winning shipyard and 2 on nomination to HSL) to 3 Indian shipyards. L&T is partner of Navantia and has offered Juan Carlos I Class. The RFP offer has been submitted and decision from Government is awaited.

Both of the above mentioned products, submarine and LHD have been offered to the Indian Navy, under transfer of technology programmes, in association with local companies, so that they can be managed within the “Make in India” programme.

Contact Details

C/Velazquez 132, Madrid, Spain

Tel: +34 913 358 400

Fax: +34 913 358 652