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The Conseller de Empresa, Alejandro Sáenz de San Pedro; the Director General of the Directorate General of Industry and Industrial Estates, Ingrid Liliana de la Fuente; and the Director of the Balearic Islands Institute of Business Innovation, Silvia Delgado; visited, along with several entrepreneurs from the sector, the facilities of STP (Port Technical Services), Astilleros de Mallorca, Nautipaints, and Alcudiamar, key companies in the development of nautical activity in our islands.

The event, held on March 13th and organized by the Balearic Marine Cluster, aimed to present the extensive Balearic nautical business network, comprised of more than 870 companies, which, according to 2022 data, generated 4,874 direct jobs and a direct turnover of 1.046 billion euros.

The visit began at the STP facilities. Pepe Campuzano, CEO of the company, along with Juan Rosselló, general manager, and Jesús Domínguez, Director of Security, Quality, and Sustainability, explained the operation and day-to-day activities of a unique dry dock in the Mediterranean, which receives over 1,500 workers daily from more than 600 companies, allowing for the simultaneous repair of 140 vessels and over 1,500 vessels annually, with lengths of up to 120 meters or weighing up to 1,000 tons.

Next, Astilleros de Mallorca was visited, another key element in the naval repair and maintenance sector of the islands, attracting projects of high complexity and added value. Founded in 1942, this centrally managed dry dock has 80 years of history and employs an average of 160 workers, in addition to subcontracting more than 200 auxiliary companies operating in its facilities. During the visit, guided by Diego Colon, CEO of Astilleros de Mallorca, and Carlos Morales, General Director of the Shipyard, some of the main projects the shipyard is currently undertaking were presented, carrying out nearly 300 projects per year, with a turnover of approximately 50 million euros.

Leaving the port behind, the visit continued at the Son Oms , where Nautipaints Group has its piece painting workshop, which was presented by Toni Salom, CEO of Nautipaints and president of the Balearic Marine Cluster. The internationally renowned company offers professional services with global solutions for yacht renovation, maintenance, and provisioning. With over 50 years of experience, it has completed over 2,000 projects, employs more than 250 professionals annually, and has painted over 200,000 square meters of boats.

During the visit, participants had the opportunity to interact with the future generation of nautical professionals. Nautipaints is one of the companies participating in the dual nautical training project promoted by the Balearic Marine Cluster, which is currently in its third edition with the successful participation of 88 young people.

The last stop of the day was in the north of the island at the Alcudiamar Marina. During the tour, Tomeu Bestard, CEO of the Marina, along with Francisca Reynes, Manager, and Maria del Mar Vera, Expansion and Sustainability Manager, presented both the main work areas and the innovative facilities that make Alcudiamar a port of excellence.

Alcudiamar’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and service excellence was highlighted, evidenced by its innovative gray and black water collection system, its water oxygenation and recirculation system, as well as its state-of-the-art Smart tower, which monitors water and electricity consumption in real-time, contributing to greater energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprint.