Ferrovial Services, through a temporary joint venture with Elinco Construcciones,
has been awarded an industrial maintenance contract for the Navantia shipyard
in the estuary at Ferrol. This is the first maintenance contract for Ferrovial Services
in the naval sector. Navantia’s shipyard in Galicia has two production centres totalling an area in excess of 1,800,000 m2.
The first of these is located in Ferrol, and has been specialising in the building of warships since the 18th century. The second is located in Fene and builds mainly large structures and civilian ships. This new contract includes preventive and corrective maintenance of all production facilities and general services at the two centres. The most significant equipment includes an 800 tonne gantry crane, 42 exterior jib cranes, 249 interior cranes
(overhead cranes and hoists), five paint
and spraying cabins
and all types of cutting and welding machinery.
Commitment to quality 24/7
In addition to the mentioned activities, the shipyard also carries out ship repairs. Due to the high cost of having a ship standing still, ensuring that all the equipment in the repair area is available at all times is a critical aspect of the service. This is just one example of the strict requirements of an industrial facility of this nature, which must be operational 24 hours, 365 days per year. In order to guarantee compliance with its quality commitments, Ferrovial Services monitors the contract through service indicators, paying special attention to operational and safety aspects.