Astilleros de Santander, S.A.U. (“ASTANDER”) was founded in 1872 as a forge by Mr. Bernardo Lavín. In 1913 the company made its first repair afloat of a vessel and in 1922 dry dock No 1 (109m x 15.8m) was inaugurated.
In 1930 the first ship was built at the shipyard. In 1950 the dry dock was extended to 123 m. and a further enlargement to present dimensions (160m x 23,8m)took place in 1981.
As far as ship conversions is concerned, the first one was carried out in 1952 by lengthening the overall length and renewing the whole bottom of the vessel MONTEFARO.
More than 140 years of experience in building, conversion and ship repairs have made Astander a shipyard with a high level of international recognition.
Currently, Astilleros de Santander S.A.U. (ASTANDER), together with the shipyard of the same group, Astilleros de Canarias S.A. (ASTICAN) are strategically located in the Bay of Biscay and West African Coast respectively providing all the technical and human capacity needed to carry out all kinds of conversion and ship repair projects under the most demanding quality standards in the sector.
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