ASENAV’s origins are closely linked to the city of Valdivia in the south of Chile. As a result of being on a river and close to the Pacific Ocean its inhabitants have developed a strong maritime tradition and excelled themselves as leading ship builders.
The experienced gained from nearly a century of building ships and the technological impetus provided by German inmigrants, inspired naval architect and mechanical engineer Eberhard Kossmann to establish the company in 1972 (formally as ASENAV in 1974).
To begin with, ASENAV built roll on/roll off ferries, patrol boats for the Chilean Navy and industrial fishing boats.
Currently, the obvious advantages of building in Chile, the reliability and the experience of the professionals at ASENAV combined with the constant drive to use leading edge technology have made the company more and more competitive at an international level. Consequently, in addition to the new Azimuth tugs, ferries, two cruise ships for the Southern Chilean Patagonia and a new series of Well Boats (ships for transporting live salmon), an important contract was secured in 2003 with MAERSK for 2 AHT supply vessels with a 212 ton bollard pull.
ASENAV is at present the most important, reliable and prestigious private shipyard in the Pacific Coast of South and Central America.
Covered production areas have a surface of approximately 26.000 m2. Permanent workers are between 500 and 600, to which approximately 200 workers of subcontractors must be added and some personnel contracted for limited periods for specific projects.
No Records Found
Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Google Map Not Loaded
Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.