Navantia, represented at Navalia with its most innovative products and services


From 21 to 23 May, Navantia attended the Navalia exhibition in Vigo (Spain), where we were able to show our leadership and capacity as a driving force in the naval sector both in Galicia and Spain. Our stand was visited by the President of the Xunta de Galicia (Spain), Alfonso Rueda, the Mayor of Vigo (Galicia, Spain), Abel Caballero, the Norwegian Ambassador, Nils Haugstveit, as well as by representatives of the Spanish Navy.

Our reference products have been shown there: F-110 frigates and S-80 submarines; as well as systems such as SSI (Integrated Services System), Teleassistance and NMTS (Navantis Maintenance Training System), both for the defence and security field and for the intelligent maintenance of wind farms. Manuel Paredes and Daniel Albadalejo, from the Services business, were at the stand in charge of the Telecare and NMTS simulators, respectively, and showed the attendees and the media these capabilities.

Remote assistance is a development carried out by the Technology and Digital Transformation Directorate and the Systems Business. This solution has been implemented as a use case in the digital twin of the F-110 frigates.

In addition, and due to this experience in the field of Defence, this type of solution is being offered for remote technical assistance in substations and wind farms, being a synergy between the Digital Transformation Department and Navantia Seanergies.

In addition to remote assistance, Navantia Services offers developments in the fields of intelligent and prescriptive maintenance, digital twin support or plant and processes, as well as data analysis. Key emerging technologies such as modelling and simulation, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), process automation, big data analysis, as well as virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), also shown at Navalia, are integrated.


A large number of Navantia representatives at the Navalia conferences

In the conferences section, on the first day, Francisco del Castillo‘s presentation at the Technical Conference on the Naval PERTE in Spain stood out, during which he gave a presentation on the situation of the 4 projects in which Navantia participates, with emphasis on the tractor project, INNCODIS, led by our company, which in turn integrates 33 projects in the three lines: diversification, digitisation and sustainability. Francisco ended his speech by highlighting the success achieved so far and thanking all the companies for their participation in the project.

Antonio Nieto, director of Navantia Shiprepairs in Ferrol Shipyard (Galicia, Spain), and Francisco Vílchez, Technical Engineering Authority, also took part in the conference “The Navy, technological vision of the future”.

Antonio Nieto presented the challenges faced by Navantia in the maintenance of the Spanish Navy’s ships, in terms of resources, planning, integration of equipment and obsolescence, and the working method of Repairs to solve them, which will come in part from the hand of digitisation, both in the form of intelligent active data that allow control and efficient and safe operation, as well as prediction, fault management, training tools and maintenance support.

Francisco Vílchez took part in a panel on “Technological Challenges” where aspects related to digitalisation, decarbonisation and new threats and their influence on the Spanish Navy’s future programmes were addressed. Likewise, the challenges related to the development of Digital Twins, the impact of disruptive weapons (High Energy Laser (HEL), High Power Microwave (HPM), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), Rail Guns, etc.) on on-board power generation and distribution systems, as well as the challenges of integrating UxV in naval platforms were also analysed.

Navantia Seanergies was represented by Amós Fuentes, Director of Hydrogen, who took part in a conference on solutions and regulations for decarbonisation 2050, during which he explained the use of alcohols in propulsion, presenting the practical case of the AIP of the S-80 submarine and advocating the suitability of bioethanol as a fuel for this application.