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.
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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