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Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A.
Public ownership
Founded 1959
Rome, Lazio - Italy
Headquarters Trieste, Italy
Key people
Giuseppe Bono (CEO)
Revenue 4399 million (2014)[1]
198 million (2014)
55 million (2014)
Total equity 1530 million (2014)
Owner Fintecna
Number of employees
21,900 (March 31 2015)
The shipyards of Riva Trigoso seen from Punta Manara. In the docks the Orizzonte-class frigate Caio Duilio (D554) nears completion.

Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. (Italian pronunciation: [finkanˈtjɛːri]) is an Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste, Italy. It was formed in 1959 and is owned by the Italian state through Fintecna. Already the largest shipbuilder in Europe, after the acquisition of VARD in 2013 the Fincantieri group doubled in size to become the fourth largest in the world.[2] The company builds both commercial and military vessels.


Fincantieri designs and builds merchant vessels, passenger ships, offshore, and naval vessels, and is also active in the conversion and ship repair sectors. The company also owned Grandi Motori Trieste, which constructed marine diesel engines, but this was sold to Wärtsilä in 1999.[3]

Founded in 1959 as Società Finanziaria Cantieri Navali – Fincantieri S.p.A. as a State financial holding company,[4] part of IRI, the company became a separate entity in 1984.

Today Fincantieri is one of Europe's largest shipbuilding groups and the largest in the Mediterranean.[5]

Fincantieri employs a staff of about 10,000 (rising to approximately 20,000 if the supply chain is included) working at eight shipyards, two design centres, one research centre and two production sites for mechanical components.

The shipyards of Monfalcone (Gorizia), Marghera (Venice), Sestri Ponente (Genoa), Ancona, Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) and Palermo report to the Merchant Ships Business Unit while the shipyards of Riva Trigoso (Genoa) and Muggiano (La Spezia) report to the Naval Vessel Business Unit.

Fincantieri successfully completed the acquisition of Manitowoc Marine Group from its parent company The Manitowoc Company, Inc. on January 1, 2009, which consisted of two shipyards in Wisconsin, including Marinette Marine, which built the first Freedom-class littoral combat ship. Fincantieri also purchased from Manitowoc Marine Group a topside repair yard in Ohio and one production plant in Wisconsin, making it one of the leading mid-sized shipbuilders in the United States for commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.[6]

Already the largest shipbuilder in Europe, after the acquisition of Vard the Fincantieri group doubled in size to become the fourth largest in the world.[2]

In March 2015, Fincantieri wins its biggest ever independent order from Carnival Corporation & plc in a 4 billion euro deal commissioning the company to build 5 new cruise ships.[7]

The Company Quality System is certified according to UNI EN ISO 9001:2000

Ships built at Fincantieri (selection)

List of shipyards

Cruise + Ferry

Military ships

Other operations

See also


  1. "Selected consolidated financial data". Fincantieri. Retrieved 2015-03-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Fincantieri makes $117m in first year with Vard". Archived from the original on 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2016-01-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "History". Retrieved 2016-01-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Organisation". Retrieved 2016-01-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. [1][dead link]
  6. "FINCANTIERI MARINE GROUP ESTABLISHED TO OPERATE IN THE U.S. MARKET. FINCANTIERI COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF MANITOWOC MARINE GROUP". 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2016-01-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "INCANTIERI: FIVE NEXT-GENERATION SHIPS FOR CARNIVAL CORPORATION". 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2016-01-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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