SPANISH SHIPBUILDING: RESTRUCTURING PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGICAL UPDATING FROM 1984 TO 1994

In 1985, the Spanish commercial shipbuilding sector initiated a wide restructuring program due to the deep crisis sustained from 1975 as a consequence of the surplus shipbuilding capacity and an order book reduction related to the oil crisis. This restructuring program has been developed in several phases, the main features of which are related to capacity and workforce adjustment, by one side, and technological updating, by other side. This paper gives a general overview of the different steps carried out by the Spanish commercial shipbuilding sector for accomplishing a more competitive industry, according to the actions realized in the European countries and the characteristics of the Spanish political, economic and technological situation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Production Symposium, Commercial Competitiveness for Small and Large North American Shipyards; 25-27 Jan 1995, Seattle, Washington, USA. Sponsored and publ by SNAME, USA. Pprs. Ppr 14 [9 p, 4 tab]
  • Authors:
    • Cerezo, J L
    • Sanchez-Jauregui, A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM