AIAD - Federazione Aziende Italiane per L'Aereospazio, la Difesa e la Sicurezza



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  • Company Dimension


  • Share capital

    € 5,000,000.00

  • CEO


  • COO

    Enrico BONETTI


  • Headquarter

    Viale B. Bisagno, 45/R

    Genova (GE) 16129


  • Other Locations
  • Technopole de la mer

    199 Avenue Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Ollioules Francia

Fincantieri and Naval Group cemented their joint desire to build a future of excellence for the shipbuilding industry and Navies with the creation of the joint venture NAVIRIS, which has been established with the aim of winning competitions in the field of military vessels.

NAVIRIS is an equal-share Joint Venture in order to guarantee agile decision-making and efficient project execution. With one foot at the head office in Genoa (Italy) and the other at the research facility in Ollioules (France), the NAVIRIS teams will conduct bi-national and export projects in agreement with the Franco-Italian management and parent companies.

With the support of the Italian and French Governments, NAVIRIS’ mission is to:

  • Exploit the commercial respective footprints of the two Mother Companies on the export market;
  • Increase the export business volume of the Mother Companies;
  • Increase the bi-national programs business value;
  • Foster a more efficient supply policy;
  • Conduct selected research and innovation activities to provide operational superiority to customers;
  • Encourage cross-fertilization with test structures / tools and expertise network.

Naviris will be Whole Warship Prime Contractor including Design Authority role: contract holder, program management, high level engineering/ architecture, equipment purchase.

Current ongoing activities are:

  • Research & Technologies. 5 R&T projects that will set the foundation of the competitiveness of NAVIRIS and will be a fundamental enabler of the cooperation between Fincantieri and Naval Group: “Winning a sea state”, “Fuel cells”, “Energy consumption optimization of electrical architecture”, “Virtual ship” and “Factory of the Future”.
  • The Feasibility Study for Mid Life Upgrade for the Horizon Class. The main purpose is to identify and propose to the Italian and French Navies the technical choices which, once approved, will be used by the Industry allowing to the Destroyers Horizon Class of the Italian and French Navies to extend their operational life until 2040.
Sister company Fincantieri S.p.A. Trieste Italia
Sister company Naval Group Parigi Francia