New projects of Navantia

  The announcement of the construction of the new F-110 frigates has managed to bring winds of optimism to the shipyard in Ferrol at last. As for the preparations for the manufacture of the F-110, the director of Navantia in the estuary, Mr. Jorge Filgueira explained that it is a “long-term project”, which is still in a “planning” phase and design”. Although the initial works of the first frigate F-110 could start already in the spring or summer of 2020, the workshops of Navantia Ferrol will not be working at full capacity in this unit until 2021 or more likely in 2022. To questions from the media, about the possible sub-activity that would be generated in the shipyard of Ferrol between the completion of the AOR ships for the Australian Navy and the start of the F-110 for the Spanish ...

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The presence of women in technical degrees is 20.2%

Why are there no women enrolled in the engineering of the Polytechnic of Ferrol? That is what those responsible for the two schools of Esteiro and Serantes ask themselves. The low presence of women in technical degrees is a reality that responds to all Spanish universities and also to the statistics of the Ferrol campus. Of this gender gap is the technical career of the campus that is in Engineering in Industrial Design, where women represent 52% of the global number of students. Mrs. Ana Jesús López, director of the Office for Gender Equality (OIX) of the University of A Coruña: “We can not afford access to the talent of half of the population, and this is a question of rights and equality. The studies say that careers STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) will be easier to use and ...

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The tragedy of the frigate Magdalena

      Captain Mr. Bartolomé Cánovas (Cartagena, 1955) always felt very curious about the history of the frigate Santa María Magdalena, which a storm sank off the coast of Viverio in November 1810, but that interest became a fascination five years ago, when he added the address of the Naval Museum of Ferrol. Due to the inexistence of a work dedicated monographically to the history of the Magdalena, the director of the Naval Museum opted to write it himself. And the result of that effort can be seen this Thursday in the old prison of San Campio, where Mr. Cánovas will present his book Fragata Magdalena: gente de mar y de guerra. The Magdalena was part of the Spanish-English fleet that was formed at the beginning of the 19th century to fight against the Napoleonic troops. The objective was ...

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Mr. Jorge Filgueira new director of Navantia Ferrol

The engineer Mr. Jorge Filgueira Ameneiros (Ferrol, 1966) is the new director of Navantia Ferrol, where he takes over from Mr. Rafael Suárez. He has just returned to his hometown after working in recent years in Navantia Australia, in Adelaide, where he was director of the program of the destroyers that the Spanish company builds in the country. Mr. Jorge Filgueira has a wealth of knowledge about different areas of the company, since he began his professional career in the public shipyards in the Carenas division, and later worked in the construction programs of Norwegian frigates and Australian mega-ships. The relay at the head of the river’s factories is part of the new organizational structure that the company has launched after the approval of the strategic plan for the future for the period 2018-2022 and the single collective agreement for ...

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