Armada Engineering expands superyacht workshop, Barcelona

Falmouth based Armada Engineering has expanded its offering in Barcelona, as part of its commitment to deliver worldwide services to the superyacht sector.

Its new workshop is located at MB92 Barcelona, one of the largest superyacht refit shipyards in the world, with a 220m dry dock and 4,800-tonne shiplift among its service facilities.

This expansion comes a mere 18 months or so after the original site opened.

“In August 2019, Armada Engineering opened a new facility inside MB92 Barcelona, in order to offer an even better service to our key superyacht customers,” says Armada engineering MD, Joff Collins. “After just one year of operation, we had begun to outgrow our workshop and started to look for larger facilities to service our growing number of customers.

“We are happy to announce that we are now fully functioning in a new larger workshop inside MB92. This new space offers a 5 tonne crane and better access through a 15m entrance, so we can now service even larger vessels.”

This, says the company, is an exciting development as since opening in Barcelona, its worked on over 20 superyachts. The new facilities will allow it to work more efficiently, especially on large equipment.

“The new workshop is part of our strategy to grow this part of our business even further,” says Collins. “With the current disruption with air travel, having key staff based locally in the Mediterranean is a further asset for us.

“Over recent years Armada has carried out projects in Europe, USA, South America, Egypt, Japan, China, and South Korea. This is a truly global customer base. Our team thrives on the tough technical challenges created by this market and can be mobilised to any location in the world.”

The company designs and builds its own equipment at a purpose-built, 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Falmouth, UK. This site also includes extensive repair and testing facilities. From here, the equipment they design is shipped to customers all over the world.

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