The Valencia Shipyard

Overall, converting the old Unión Naval de Levante S.A. shipyard into a super yacht and yacht refit and repair facility can be complex and costly, but can also provide significant opportunities for economic development and job creation. Careful planning and management are crucial to successfully transitioning from a new build shipyard to a yacht and boat repair/refit facility.

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The new NON-ZERO emission passenger terminal at the Port of Valencia on the grounds of Unión Naval de Levante (Controversy). 


We're excited to share our project to save and reconvert the Union Naval de Levante S.A.! Our vision is to transform this historic site into a sustainable transportation hub by locating zero-emission cruise and ro-pax terminals on the port's south side.


By repurposing this existing infrastructure, we can minimize environmental impact and promote the use of clean energy in the shipping industry. This project will create jobs, boost the local economy, and set an example for other ports worldwide.


Join us in supporting this innovative project, and let's work together towards a more sustainable future for our oceans and our planet!

Assessment of the existing shipyard 

Phase 1

Starting a shipyard business can be a complex and challenging process, but here are some general steps that could be involved:

  1. Research and planning: The first step is thoroughly researching and planning the shipyard business. This would include identifying the target market, the competition, and the type of ships that will be built or repaired at the shipyard. It's essential to consider the location of the shipyard, the available infrastructure, and the regulatory requirements that must be met.
  2. Securing funding: Once the business plan is in place, securing funding for the shipyard is next. This may involve seeking out investors, applying for loans or grants, or using personal savings.

  3. Obtaining permits and licences: Before the shipyard can begin operating, it must obtain the necessary permits and licences from local, state, and federal regulatory bodies.

Design and planning

Phase 2

Designing and planning a shipyard involves several key steps, including:

  1. Identifying the type of yachts to be built or repaired: The first step in designing a shipyard is determining the types of vessels that will be constructed or serviced at the facility. This will help determine the layout and equipment needs of the shipyard. This project has considered all types of yachts and boats (no size or weight limitations).

  2. Selecting the location: The location of the shipyard is critical to its success. Factors to consider when choosing a location include access to water, depth of the water, proximity to suppliers and customers, and availability of skilled labour. The new shipyard will be located in the former land of Unión Naval de Levante S.A. Shipyard. Dredging the water part of the pier will be necessary to increase the capacity of the new Shipyard.

  3. Developing a site plan: Once the location has been selected, a site plan must be developed that considers the layout of the shipyard, the placement of buildings and equipment, and the flow of materials and people.

  4. Designing the shipyard buildings: The shipyard will require several buildings, including fabrication shops, warehouses, offices, and storage areas. Each building must be designed to meet the specific needs of the shipyard. The shipyard's main building (current headquarters of the Boluda Company) and the old workshops will remain, but they will be restored.

  5. Selecting equipment and machinery: The shipyard will require various equipment and machinery to construct and repair vessels, such as cranes, lifts, and welding equipment. Each piece of equipment must be selected to meet the specific needs of the shipyard. The leading equipment will be the syncrolift and two different sizes marine travelifts, cranes and cherry pickers.

  6. Developing a construction plan: Once the design and equipment needs have been determined, a construction plan must be developed. This plan will include the timeline for construction, the budget, and the process for acquiring necessary permits and approvals.

Acquisition of equipment and materials

Phase 3

Acquiring the necessary equipment and materials for shipyard construction is integral to the process. Here are some steps that can be involved:

  1. Develop a list of required equipment and materials: The first step is to develop a list of all the equipment and materials needed for the shipyard construction project. This list should include everything from heavy machinery and construction equipment to building materials and supplies.
  2. Research suppliers: Once the required equipment and materials are complete, research suppliers to find the best prices and quality for each item. This may involve contacting multiple suppliers and comparing prices and product specifications.
  3. Obtain quotes and make purchases: Once potential suppliers have been identified, obtain quotes for each item and make purchases. This may involve negotiating prices, coordinating delivery schedules, and ensuring all items meet specifications.
  4. Hire contractors and workers: Besides equipment and materials, shipyard construction may require hiring contractors and workers to assist with the project. This may include hiring architects, engineers, construction workers, and other specialists.
  5. Coordinate logistics: Once all the equipment, materials, and personnel have been acquired, coordinate logistics to ensure that everything is delivered to the construction site in a timely and efficient manner. This may involve coordinating transportation, storage, and inventory management.

  6. Monitor progress and make adjustments: Throughout the construction process, monitor and make adjustments as necessary. This may involve ordering additional materials, adjusting construction schedules, or changing the project plan.
Construction and installation

Phase 4

Constructing and installing a shipyard requires careful planning, design, and execution. Here are some steps that may be involved in the process:

  1. Construction and installation: After the design is complete, construction and installation can begin. This includes building the foundations and structures for the facilities, installing the syncrolift and marine travelifts, setting up the cranes and workshops, and installing the offices, paint storage, MARPOL treatment plants, visitor and workers parking, restaurants, and locker rooms. This stage may require hiring contractors, construction workers, and other specialists.

  2. Testing and commissioning: The shipyard needs to be tested and commissioned once the construction is complete. This involves testing the syncrolift, marine travelifts, cranes, workshops, and other facilities to ensure they work correctly. The MARPOL treatment plants and other environmental facilities must also be tested and certified.

Hiring a Training Staff

Phase 5

Hiring and training staff for a yacht refit and repair shipyard can be critical to the business's success. Here are some steps that can be involved:

  1. Develop job descriptions: The first step is to develop job descriptions for each position that needs to be filled. This will help to ensure that the right people are hired for the right roles.
  2. Advertise job openings: Once the job descriptions have been developed, advertise the job openings through various channels such as online job boards, local newspapers, industry associations, and networking with other industry professionals.
  3. Review resumes and applications: As applications and resumes come in, review them carefully to identify the most qualified candidates. Consider their experience, education, and any relevant certifications.

  4. Conduct interviews: After narrowing down the list of candidates, conduct interviews to evaluate their qualifications further and to assess their personality, work style, and fit with the company culture.
  5. Offer employment: Once the suitable candidates have been identified, make a job offer that includes details such as salary, benefits, and start date.
  6. Training: Once new employees are hired, provide training to ensure they can perform their jobs effectively. This may include training on company policies and procedures, safety protocols, and any specialized skills required for the job.
  7. Encourage ongoing learning and development: Encourage ongoing learning and development through continued education, conferences, and industry events. This can help employees stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques and help them grow in their careers.
Business Start

Phase 6


Starting a shipyard business can be a complex and challenging process, but here are some general steps that could be involved:

  1. Operational management: Finally, the shipyard needs to be managed continuously. This involves maintaining the facilities, scheduling repairs and maintenance, ensuring compliance with local regulations and environmental standards, and managing staff and resources.

  2. Marketing and promotion: The shipyard must be marketed and promoted to attract customers. This may involve developing a website, attending trade shows, and reaching out to potential clients in the industry.