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Metalships & Docks is a private shipyard situated on the estuary of Vigo, in Galicia, and founded in 1986 by Manuel Rodríguez. It has two divisions, one of new shipbuilding and other of repairs, apart from a dry dock for fishing vessels. In new building make fishing vessels and passenger ferries but, mainly, offshore vessels, where it is a world leader. Their customers include multinationals as Technip and McDermott. The North Sea Giant, built to Nort Sea Shipping, received the award Support Vessel of the Year, granted by the prestigious magazine Offshore Support Journal.

Regarding to repairs, it carried out more than a thousand works for companies from all over the world and all type of vessels. This division develops since simple repairs to the most complex task as renewal of propulsion equipment, main or auxiliary engines installation, machinery works, etc.


Products and services


  • Offshore vessels
  • Fishing vessels
  • Ferries

Ship repair and conversions:

Offshore, freezer vessels, container vessels, LPGs, chemical tanker vessels, dredgers, asphalt carriers, oceanographic vessels, bulk carriers, cargo vessels, Ro-Ro, Car Carriers, cable laying vessels, fishing vessels, special vessels, etc.  

Capacities and resources

New constructions:

Up to 25,000 tons

Ship repairs:

Up to 25,000 tons

Lifting equipment:

3 mobile cranes: 140, 56 y 25 tons

4 gantry cranes of 25 tons.

Two other cranes of five tons. 

Floating docks: of 5,000 and 10,000 tons of ascensional force for vessels of 127,6 and 162 meters length and 22,5 and 28,5 meters of internal beam.

Slipways: A covered dock for shipbuilding of up to 160 m length and 36 m of beam.

Quays: 740 meters of quay with draft up to 9 meters.

Other: 80,000 square meters, with respect to which 21,000 are a covered area dedicated to workshops, warehouses and offices. Other facilities are several inside gantry cranes from 3 to 50 tons of lifting capacity. The shipyard has also a Kamag conveyor of 250 tons.



East slipway

West slipway

Repairs dock



60 m.

60 m.

80 m.


Maxim Beam

9 m.

12 m.




750 tons

1,500 tons




1x16 t. / 1x 8 t. / 1x2 t. 


Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 y OHSAS 18001 and  I+D+i Certificate. 

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Some vessels built by METALSHIPS & DOCKS