From May 21 to 23, 2024, the Navalia fair will take place in Vigo Spain. Navalia is Spain's premier maritime shipbuilding fair, bringing together the entire Spanish industry. In 2022, 400 exhibitors were present and saw a growth of international visitors of as much as 20%. For the past 2 editions, NMT organized a successful trade mission around this fair. By popular demand, there will now be a NL Pavilion! Will you join us to represent your company and the Dutch maritime manufacturing industry at this fair? Sign up
The NL Pavilion is located in Hall H, which is newly added to Navalia. The hall is located to the left of the main entrance. The pavilion is located right at the entrance of the hall, next to ACLUNAGA, the maritime industry association of Galicia.
Participation in the pavilion includes:
- Stand construction including display of your company logo and name
- Stand inventory, electricity and lighting
- Central lounge with catering
- Networking reception
- Transport package
- Joint PR
- Support from NMT
Pavilion surface area
Between 160 - 280 m2
The cost per m2 for NMT members is € 585,- excluding VAT. The cost per m2 for non-members is € 685, - excluding VAT. The minimum purchase is 12m2 per company. Prices do not include travel and accommodation costs.
By using the mission voucher your SME can get up to € 2.500 discount on Trade activities of NMT. Click here for more information.
The Spanish shipbuilding market
Order book and order intake
PYMAR, an organization to which 16 small to medium-sized shipyards belong, reports that orders for the construction of 23 ships were received in 2021. The order intake included offshore wind-related working vessels and research vessels. By the end of 2021, the order book had about 45 vessels, totaling 291,274 CGT. 85% of the number of CGT under construction is for export.
Location of shipyards and ship types
Shipbuilding activity in Spain is mainly concentrated in Galicia, Asturias and the Basque Country. Among other things, Spanish shipbuilders are strong in building fishing vessels. The Spanish fishing fleet is one of the largest in Europe. Customers for fishing vessels come from Spain itself, as well as from other countries. Spain also builds passenger ships/ferries, workboats (for offshore, among other things) and tugs. In addition to the civil shipbuilding sector, some Spanish shipbuilders are also active in the construction of naval vessels (Navantia) and submarines.
Refits and repair of yachts
In the field of superyacht construction, Spanish shipyards are not very active. On the other hand, a lot of repair, maintenance and refits are carried out, mainly at MB92. But Spain also scores high due to the presence of a refit hub in Palma de Mallorca, where both STP and Astilleros de Mallorca operate. With 165 superyacht refits in 2021, Spain ranks number four in the world. In addition, Spain is a top destination for refits of yachts longer than 60 meters.
Repair and/or maintenance work of seagoing vessels
Spain has shipyards located on both the Atlantic Ocean and also the Mediterranean Sea. Spain also borders the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the busiest waterways in the world. An ideal location for a ship owner to perform maintenance on her vessel. In 2021, about 900 repair and/or maintenance jobs were performed for a total of 450 million euros. Turnover was 30 percent higher than 2020 and 15 percent higher than the average over the last five years. Spanish shipyards are also active in refit and conversion. These include the lengthening of fishing vessels and the repowering of ships.
For more information, contact Trade Promotion Coordinator Joëlla Lucas at T 088 44 51 024 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.