The Professional College of Computer Engineering of Galicia (CPEIG) grants the Entrepreneurial Initiative Award of the “XV Night of Computer Engineering in Galicia” from 2023 to Navantia, Spanish public company (SEPI Group) A benchmark in the design and construction of military ships with a high technological content for the Spanish Navy and other Mariñas, as well as civil ships.
Navantia has facilities in the Ferrol estuary, where it carries out shipbuilding, repairs, life cycle support, propulsion and generation, as well as elements for offshore wind energy, and also in the Bay of Cádiz and in Cartagena. The CPEIG governing board grants him this distinction for his digitization work in such a traditional and benchmark sector as the naval industry in Galicia.
Digital transformation and sustainability are the axes for the future of Navantia, a company that currently develops state-of-the-art technology and has a driving effect on the entire value chain, innovating and creating highly-qualified employment and growth. The director of Technology and Digital Transformation of Navantia, Donato Martínez Pérez de Rojas, points out that “the challenge to achieve the digital transformation of a company with more than 400 lambs of history, as in the case of Navantia, is to involve all wool employees company, get people to adopt digital and prepare them for the new time horizons that frame Navantia 5.0”.
Navantia’s transformation began with the improvement of the processes and tools of the entire value chain and the renovation of its production centers to fully include them in the new digital ecosystem, the ‘Shipyard 4.0’, a project focused on the conversion of the facilities to “smart factories” following five fundamental aspects: the creation of a digital and connected ecosystem and the incorporation of the client to the whole process, placing it at the center; and the development of innovation in products and services that allow an integrated and complete offer thanks to the new digital tools. It seeks to exploit the data generated throughout the production and distribution chain, through the use of ‘big date’ and analytics. New technologies are being integrated into production plants to achieve operational excellence.
Navantia’s “Shipyard 4.0” project identifies a total of 14 key technologies or KETs (Key Enabling Technologies) to support the value chain. These technologies involve working more in the cloud, 5G communications that will allow for greater connectivity within factories and shipyards, and augmented and mixed reality to improve access to information for workers, as well as robotics, which will be key in the part of factory and processes, additive manufacturing, RPA, Blockchain, autonomous vehicles, drones…
The award will be given at the “XV Night of Computer Engineering in Galicia” to be held on June 16 at the Hotel OCA Puerta del Camino de Santiago. Donato Martínez Pérez de Rojas will collect the distinction at the awards ceremony. The event is a meeting point between the members of the CPEIG and a large number of ICT companies and professionals in Galicia, which has an outstanding participation of business, institutional and political positions and is a benchmark for the sector. “A noite” is already a consolidated gala where the Professional Association intends to show society the work carried out by computer engineers within the information society and the initiatives related to the field of ICT.