With thirty centuries of history, the Bay of Cádiz continues to be a key centre for Spanish shipbuilding. The military public company Navantia has
three shipyards based in Cádiz, San Fernando y Puerto Real, occupying more than one million square metres.
Its facilities include the largest gantry crane in Spain and one of the largest docks in the world with capacity for ships of up to 500 metres.
The factory in Cádiz is dedicated to all types of repair and renovation, taking advantage of its strategic location in the seaway between the Atlantic and
The San Fernando and Puerto Real facilities are specialised in patrol boats and large vessel building, such as the new ‘Combat Supply Ship’, the biggest investment by the Spanish Navy in recent years.
These are equipped for all types of civilian vessels of medium and large size, including ‘Ro-Ro’ ships. Moreover, the FABA engineering division,
in San Fernando, develops systems as well as automated weapon pointers and platform controls.
In the last years, the value of the order book has been close to 1,500 million euros and has generated 6,000 jobs including ‘in house’ and auxiliar workers.