Navantia, Pymar and Siemens present to Industry a program to digitize shipyards

The plan aims to generate a 6% increase in billing in six years and up to 20% competitiveness in the sector


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Navantia, Pymar and Siemens have jointly submitted to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism a program for digitize the Spanish shipyards, which aims to generate a 6% increase in turnover in six years and between 15 and 20% the competitiveness of the sector, with a total effect on the economy of more than 3,000 million euros, according to announced the three companies in a statement.

The Program for the Transformation of the Naval Sector, which includes both shipyards and the entire supply chain, will result in some 1,700 jobs and it will allow the digital qualification of some 30,000 workers from different provinces of Spain.

On the environmental level, a reduction in emissions of 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent is expected in the period 2021-2026.

According to the companies, more than 15 shipyards, 65 relevant companies in the naval industry, seven technology partners and 20 knowledge providers and universities have already confirmed their interest in being part of this program.


The program, which is aligned with the Spain May Plan and the Agenda 2030, includes six tractor lines that include 21 initiatives with more than 90 projects to be developed between 2021 and 2026.

These six tractor lines are based on the training of professionals to ensure quality employment and their adaptation to new technologies, the creation of supply chain platforms to integrate through technologies commonly used in the sector, together with automation and digitization of production and business processes.

In addition, the projects will use technologies such as robotics, virtual reality, 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), digital twins or the blockchain system. Siemens, as a technology partner, will offer the program its solutions and experience in the naval sector in such technologies as well as the Center of Excellence for the Naval Sector (Cesena).

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