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Instituto Superior Técnico

Estaleiros navais de Peniche, S. A.


Fundación Tekniker

University of Strathclyde


Carnival Corporation

Lloyd's Register

National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton

National Technical University of Athens


Estaleiros navais de Peniche, S. A.

  ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE PENICHE, S. A., (ENP), is a SME, privatecompany. It was established in 1993 by a group of ship owners and naval constructors/repairers of Peniche under the leadership of Pescagest S.A. which is a main local fishing company. The objective of its constitution was the candidacy to the concession of infrastructures destined to the inserted construction and naval repairing in the new fishing harbour. The potentialities of ENP are not restricted in the domain of naval construction. The approximately 70.000 m2 of active area, the 350 m of quay to less than 6 meters and the existing characteristics of the buildings and structures offer conditions and elasticity for the integrated development of complementary activities, among which stand out the nautical installation of one pole for parking and the maintenance of medium- and large-size recreational boats, a project which at this moment is in the study phase. It is today the Portuguese shipyard better equipped for the naval intervention in the gamma of small and medium boats, with the additional advantage of a reply capacity that includes simultaneously steel, composites and aluminium, both for construction and for repair works. The shipyard’s technical staff is composed of 8 persons (6 naval architects and 2 marine engineers), 71 directly productive personnel and 24 non-directly productive personnel. ENP uses CAD/CAM methods integrated with CNC plasma torches to cut every hull part. Then, manual or semi-automatic welding methods are applied by certified welders, to ensure good welding lines. These welds are often verified and certified by a Classification Society. Quality control tools such as X-ray photographs are used according to Classification Societies’ requirements. In 2010, ENP management decided to build a 140 meters length dry dock to support the assemblage of steel modules of new constructions and docking and repair of ships until 80 meters length, including blasting, cleanup, and coating of hull surfaces.
    Role in project

It is a shipyard with activities in areas of shipbuilding and ship repairing that currently works in dry docking for hull cleaning and coating application. It will be involved in the design of panels ENP will be involved in the design and construction of panel for antifouling application to be tested in laboratory and in field (sea), in treatment of surfaces for paint application, detection analysis of coating failures, elaboration of best procedures for coating, dissemination of project results in the frame of construction and repair shipyards, as the most important Portuguese private shipyard.