The Navantia and SACF´s President highlighted the Navy´s trust in the Spanish company
On Friday November 23rd, our Patron Navantia welcomed another success in his relation with the Australian Navy. The launching of the NuShip "Supply", the first AOR ship that Navantia builds for Australia, was in Ferrol Navantia´s Yard.
Mrs. Jenny Barrett, the wife of vice admiral of the Australian navy Mr. Tim Barret, christened the boat. The launching ceremony was attended by Navantia and SACF´s President, Mrs. Susana de Sarriá; the Australian Ambassador to Spain, Mrs. Julie-Ann Guivarra, and the Vice Admiral Michael Joseph Noonan, current Chief of Navy. The Director of the SACF, Mrs. Vega Yubero attend representing the Foundation.
In her speech, Navantia and SACF´s President thanked the Australian Navy´s trust in the company “Putting a new ship in the sea, once again demonstrates Navantia´s enormous potential. Moreover, with the Strategic Plan and the F110 we are going to guarantee the maintenance of this capacities in the future.
The AOR vessels done for Australia by Navantia are based on the Spanish Navy vessel 'Cantabria', logistic vessels able to supply on the high seas three vessels at the time fuel, water, provisions, munitions and other materials. It also has the capacity to carry out humanitarian-aid missions.
The contract with the Commonwealth includes the support to the lifecycle of both ships for a five years’ period, as well as an important participation of the Australian industry that will be responsible of the systems of combat and communications development, and some logistic areas.
Navantia in Australia
In Australia since 2000, the oceanic country is a Preferred Customer for Navantia, that has already build and obtained several contracts for two LHD aircraft carriers, three AWD destroyers based on the F100 frigates, and twelve landing craft boats.
The company has presence in Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. A centre of maintenance in Perth will be opening soon.