Navantia celebrates arrival of ALHD “Canberra” to Australia


The ALHD “Canberra” has arrived in Australia after two months of navigation. The loading operation on board the heavy sea lift ship, “Blue Marlin”, started on 4 August, in La Coruña (Northwestern Spain) waters, a very specialised operation in which engineers of Navantia, BAES and Dockwise participated.

The departure from La Coruña was on 17 August, supported by Navantia during the trip, in which the company has provided all its know-how for the success of the mission.

Construction of the ship started in Spain in 2008, with the hull launched by Navantia in 2011.

Navantia is very proud of the excellence of the LHD, the most modern amphibious ship in the international market. It has built one unit for the Spanish Navy, named “Juan Carlos I”, was contracted to build two units for the Royal Australian Navy, and is a very important candidate in Turkey and India.




The Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia, 100% owned by SEPI, the Spanish Government Industrial Holding, is a world reference in the design, construction and integration of state-of-the-art war ships, including new generation submarines, as well as ship repairs and modernisations. It is also engaged in the design and manufacture of integrated platform management systems, fire control systems, command and control systems, propulsion plants and through-life support for all its products. Even though its main line of activity is in the naval field, Navantia designs and manufactures systems for the Army and the Air Force.