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Factorías Vulcano is one of the most important shipyards in Spain. We are specialised in the construction of high tech mid-sized newbuildings, ranging between 80 and 170 m in length. And we do so for some of the most demanding ship-owners and markets in the world. Our company harks back to 1919, although its activity in the shipbuilding business began in 1940. In line with most of the European companies in this sector, the company has evolved progressively towards its current “synthesis shipyard” model.

Currently, Factorías Vulcano is home to a highly-qualified staff specialised in the management of complex shipbuilding projects. We deliver our proven expertise in the areas of planning, engineering, procurement and production coordination –all of which are integrated in quality management, environmental compliance and health risk prevention systems that boast the certifications ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, respectively. Additionally, Factorías Vulcano has access to the invaluable resource of the shipbuilding industry of the Vigo area, which provides the full spectrum of services required for the production of high-added value ships.


Products and services

  • Seismic vessels 3D
  • Offshore Construction Vessels
  • Chemical tanker vessels                            
  • Ferries

Capacities and resources

New constructions:

Vessels up to 25,000 DWT


Large escale conversions up to 180m length

Lifting equipment:

Crane:   2 x 125 Tm, 1 x 30 Tn, 2 x 25 Tn y 1 x 12 Tn

Gantry crane: 1 x 20 Tn

Tower crane: 2 x 10 Tm

Berths: 1 berth for vessels up to 170 x 26 m

Quays: 2 quays with 4 berth lines: 1 x 160 m, 1 x 140 m y 2 x 120 m.

More information: Total area of 68,550m2, 25,600 m2 occupied by workshops and 13,500 m2 by warehouses and office buildings. 

Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Certifying body: DNV.


More information

Some vessels built by FACTORIAS VULCANO