NAVALIA he born in 2006 with the goal of being the main tool to promote a strategic sector for the maritime economy, both Spanish and global. In editing 2008, NAVALIA consolidated among the top five fairs in the world. In 2014 the fifth edition of the International Exhibition of the Naval Industry Vigo closed its doors with the presence of almost 25.000 visitors, mostly from European countries. During three days, and two years ago, NAVALIA got to be a benchmark in the international shipbuilding industry. In this sense he had the presence of companies like Navantia, Pemex, Astillero STX, Channel managers Panama or Mexico shipyards, that ratified the commitment of the organization to internationalize the fair and help the Spanish naval going outside.
In 2014, and a year, he had the backing and support of various public authorities, from the Government of Spain to the Galician Government, and of course, The Council of Vigo. It was the first time the fair viguesa gathered all the Galician shipyards, public and private, as well as large national and international companies 75 countries, including China, Korea, Mexico, France and Brazil. And after the closing of this edition they went to work in the promotional calendar face editing 2016, with the aim that again, and for three days, It was reached together over 25.000 professionals and 500 exhibitors from around the world. Report today this fair has become one of the three most important in the world in its sector, and of course, the most important of our country.
And at the gates of the sixth edition, Navalia has done its homework in 2016, so the entire marine sector will be represented in "Navalia 2016". Year in which a decade is met since the birth of an event that has tried from the start to be a reference to the naval sector and also, serve as a tool to attract investment and contracts to shipyards and auxiliary industry. This exhibition will show more than 25.000 professional national and international visitors, and their latest. The organization hopes to reach, again, a los 25.000 visitors from around the world, highlighting delegations of Peru, South Africa, Italy or Turkey, who have already confirmed their attendance. In this sixth edition, the vigués event will open with 750 exhibiting brands over 90 countries and one hundred percent occupancy fairgrounds. This year, and first EXPONAV be present with a stand (G23), which will be shared with the CEHIPAR (BEFORE), Patron of our Foundation. Other patrons of the Foundation will also be present with stands (Navantia, stand “F14” there AINE, stand “B24”).
To Navantia will mean the opportunity to publicize the contract signing which will build two logistics ships (LAC) for Australia in the Ferrol estuary, and the possibility of having a third boat portfolio. Remember that the agreement signed two weeks ago includes "option that builds a third" ship, and in the "case", It would be built on the same conditions as the first two. With this contract labor to carry out the two vessels will be over three thousand jobs, both direct and induced. The President stressed that the contract Navantia, for about 500 million euros (700 million Australian dollars), "It is the largest signed for the Ferrol estuary in the last nine years". He also stressed the "importance" that last day 6 was signed in Canberra another contract, the maintenance of ships, for an initial period of five years after delivery. "In order, with the desire, that if we do well, and we will do well, it is for the rest of the year ", he he added.
For the president of the Xunta de Galicia awarded to Navantia is "a radical change in the situation of the shipyard of the Ferrol estuary, clear future for shipyards and, definitely, for the Galician families working in the sector ". Feijoo explained that "we currently have contracts for more than 2.700 millions of euros". "Within the next quarter, will cast the two flotels Pemex and the number of 2.700 millones, does not include BAM (seagoing action) Navantia, Recent charges Cardama and the BAC. So we're talking about 19 vessels in the orderbook ", He had an impact. also garantizó that the regional government will continue to work for the naval. "Taking advantage of that came the commander of the Navy of Peru (the launching of "Carrasco" in Vigo), we have talked about Navantia ", he said, indicating that “It gave the impression that Peru could be a place that Navantia can return in the coming months ".
Returning to the event, almost fifty papers make up the program of technical seminars Navalia 2016. Del 24 to the 26 May, the Instituto Ferial de Vigo will host nearly fifty papers where energy efficiency, shipbuilding in the fisheries and offshore energy will be the key issues. Energy efficiency, shipbuilding fishing industry and offshore energy will be the main topics of this edition. The technical seminars are geared to innovation and research, with a clear intention of giving training to bring new knowledge and designs to be at the forefront of the naval sector. And is that from the first moment, Navalia drivers convert the lounge pushed for an international forum to air all the news of the naval sector in common, especially with regard to new technologies and the way investment and innovation Galician companies are undertaking. The vigués event is presented as the great naval in our country to establish new contacts and negotiations for procurement of ships, and to become a great forum for discussion of productivity improvements and implementation of new methods of manufacturing safer and effective.
During the opening day, Energy Efficiency, shipbuilding 4.0 as well as new construction materials will star in the papers, along with the presentation of the first marine drones. Day 25 It will discuss new energy efficiency but also natural gas as a marine fuel. Also, the Cooperative of Shipowners of Vigo will handle present the latest innovation in the construction of fishing vessels, as well as intelligent and efficient for the fisheries sector holding an international meeting of owners technologies to support the fisheries sector. And for the last day of Naval is scheduled, inter, an interesting day dedicated to Off-shore and organized by Aclunaga, with prominent international speakers. On this day we have examples of how to harness the energy of tidal waves and how the Galician companies in particular and Spanish generally can and should have prominence in these niche markets.
Basque firm noted that the design and naval architecture Oliver Design will present in Navalia six draft emblematic ships made for international customers. It is six ships of diverse types (two ferris, two cruisers and two training ships), which are flagship projects internationally and are going to become references in their respective sectors. Of these I would highlight the super luxury cruise Scenic Eclipse, which has among its most important aspects a heliport and two hangars for helicopters, a 'outdoor / indoor "pool with retractable roof and a spa on the stern of one of the covers, an internal garage for kayaks, six dinghies and a small submarine, a theater of 240 seats, six large restaurants or the impressive design of the exterior of the vessel.
Construction cruise has become an emerging niche for our shipyards and ancillary industry shipbuilding industry, an opportunity that the organization of the International Exhibition of the Naval Industry Vigo not want to miss. Javier Arnau, Director of Naval, held meetings with major cruise lines to invite them to visit Navalia, in order that they can learn the latest developments in this type of construction, the capacity of our shipyards, and all the auxiliary industry, which will meet in Vigo of 24 to the 26 May. Do not forget that this is a technologically very demanding market, a very beneficial situation for Galician shipyards, given their "knowhow" in this this aspect.
With regard to international participation, It highlights the presence of shipyards and ancillary industry companies in Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Germany, France, USA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. These delegations undoubtedly foster increased international visitors. In this sense, It is already confirmed the visit of numerous fishing vessel owners from Latin America, also waiting that go closing the reverse trade missions that will also take place in this new edition
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Finally, anecdotally noted that the exhibition center Vigo will be linked to the airport by a footbridge 281 meters. According to account the "Faro de Vigo", work for installation ripped in early November last year, when the first structural supports fixed. In the middle of that month cranes moved the first sections of the catwalk, which it was completely assembled in a matter of weeks. Since then the work has focused on finalizing details and prepare it for its operation. The endowment was awarded at the end of 2014 a budget of 1,3 million euros to the company Copasa. The execution period was announced then six months. The structure measured 281,3 meters long and according to the initial project- It consists of 10 spans between 9,12 and 40 meters long and are based on 11 pillars. At its highest point reaches 9 meters high and through the access to the fairgrounds, Tram Avenue and Avenida del Aeropuerto. The walkway with galvanized steel -built- It is covered and is designed with geometrical surfaces playing with dimensions and angles of the surfaces. Infrastructure is an old complaint of users and organizers of fairs and congresses Ifevi.
Finally I would like to highlight two news. On the one hand this afternoon, to 1930 h, It will open in Exponav, Carlos III room, an exhibition of prints by Argentine artist Osvaldo Jalil, You are invited. For more information:
On the other hand, today at 12 h, begins the lecture series “Launching stages of a ship” in the socio-community center Plaza Ferrol Spain which will focus on the different steps carried out during the launching of a ship. I will be in charge of provision and present images of the different elements used in the different stages of the process. Más información:
So in two weeks!