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Strategic project for the Spanish Naval sector: a commitment to digitization, training and the ecological transition

Strategic project for the Spanish Naval sector: a commitment to digitization, training and the ecological transition

The Spanish Ministry of Industry prepares the launch of a strategic project for recovery and transformation in the naval sector. This was revealed last June by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, within the framework of the General Meeting of Shareholders of Pymar, a society that gathers the 16 main Spanish private shipyards dedicated to the building, repair and transformation of ships.

This kind of project is known in Spain as a “PERTE”, an acronym that stands for “Strategic Project for Recovery and Transformation of the Economy”. Its execution is part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan that is financed with the Next Generation EU funds.89

Its general objective is to reinforce projects that boost the Spanish economy through public-private collaboration. In the specific case of the naval sector, the goal is the transformation of the sector's value chain. To do this, it will rely on the axes of digitization, training, ecological transition and diversification of the activity, taking advantage of the growing opportunities offered by offshore wind power and the new renewable energies.

The CEO of Pymar, Almudena López del Pozo, has indicated that “it is time to take another step and bet on the transformation of the value chain of the naval sector on the axes of digitization, training, ecological transition and diversification of the activity, taking advantage of the growing opportunities offered by offshore wind and new renewable energies ”.

Together with Navantia, Pymar has presented to the Ministry of Industry an ambitious PERTE proposal which includes Siemens as a technological partner and has already received great support from the sector. More than 100 entities, 16 shipyards, 65 companies in the supply chain, seven technology partners and 20 universities and technology centers have already shown their interest in this PERTE, which is awaiting the approval of the Council of Ministers.

Future prospects for offshore wind energy

Almudena López del Pozo explains that this proposal "is a golden opportunity for the future of the naval industry" and has outlined the "diversification potential that renewable energies offer to the sector", especially offshore wind.

Given the imminent increase in demand for floating offshore wind energy that is expected in the next few years, the CEO of Pymar believes that "a whole new world of opportunities opens up and our industry cannot miss it".

Spain leads the European recovery of the sector

The naval industry directly contributes 3,800 million euros to the Spanish economy, generates an impact of more than 9,200 million euros and employs more than 70,000 people throughout the country.

Despite the impact of the pandemic, in 2020 the sector demonstrated its resilience and became the leading EU power in contracting offshore vessels, as well as the world leader in this type of vessels for the offshore wind energy segment, with a 35% market share.



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