A bet on the future
Navantia’s transformation passes through the improvement of its tools and processes of the whole value chain and through the renovation of its production sites, fully including them in a new Digital Ecosystem: The Shipyard 4.0. This change into “Smart Factories” is carried out focusing on four field of action:
The 14 key technologies
Navantia contemplates 14 Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), regardless of whether new emerging technologies can be incorporated in the future.
Internal reference groups have been formed around these technologies, in order to expand knowledge and support used case applications generating positive business impacts. In addition there are two cross-cutting technologies (cybersecurity and digital platform) that comprise Navantia’s 14 KETS.
Innovation Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (ICAMT)
Navantia maintains a close collaboration with the IDEA Agency, University of Cádiz, Airbus and the Maritime Naval Cluster of Cádiz within the Innovation Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (ICAMT).
The ICAMT will be a physical space for the development of innovation and technology for rapid transfer towards production environments allowing synergies and collaboration between the partnering companies and agencies in an Industry 4.0 surrounding.
Optimal industrial processes and means to new materials
Anticorrosion, graphene Ballistic protection, thermal and acoustic insulation ...
Manufacturing parts technologies and joining techniques
Additive Manufacturing Welding, adhesives
Development of technologies for assemblies
Artificial Vision Modeling and Simulation of processes VR, AR
Traceability, flexible Robotics Sensorized process monitoring
Artificial intelligence Improvement of environmental impact, energy efficiency
Accelerated transition of prototypes to the market
Technological demos, Rapid Prototyping of Systems, Drones
Mixed Investigation Unit (MIU)
Since 2015, Navantia Works hand in hand with the University of La Coruña for the Mixed Investigation Unit (MIU) “Shipyard of the future”.
The activities of the MIU support modernization projects in the shipyard of Ferrol with the goal of giving this production center the technological boost that will place it in the 21st century.
-Robotics and automation
-Project "closing tube "
-Statistical process control
-SIGI. Industrial Internet of Things
Several actions related to the Shipyard 4.0 project are being developed at the Shipyard of the Cartagena dock.