A Falmouth-based engineering company has expanded its workshop in Barcelona in order to better service the growing superyacht sector.

Armada Engineering, who specialise in marine hydraulics, currently have five members of staff based in the Spanish city by the sea and are looking to continue the company's current expansion plans.

The company designs and builds their own equipment at a purpose-built, 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Falmouth and also services other commercial markets including shipyards, commercial fishing, renewable energy, oil and gas, mining, construction and agriculture.

The new workshop is located at MB92 Barcelona, one of the largest superyacht refit shipyards in the world, with a 220m dry dock and 4,800-tonne shiplift among its service facilities.

Over the last 20 years, the global market for superyachts has experienced significant growth as the worldwide fleet of superyachts - yachts above 24 metres in length - has almost quadrupled, from 2,000 in 1999, to nearly 8,000 in 2020.

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This the latest development in a period of growth for Armada Engineering, which has seen a string of new contract wins since its management buy-out in 2017.

Armada Engineering Project Manager, Jon Else, said: “Since opening in Barcelona, we have worked on over 20 superyachts, including some of the most luxurious in the world.

"We have provided the full range of services, everything from fault finding to overhauls and complete refits.

"The new facilities allow us to work more efficiently, especially on large equipment.

"It is a really exciting development for the company and will enable further growth over the years ahead.”

Established in 1989, Armada Engineering has developed into a comprehensive service in hydraulic systems for the marine industry, covering hydraulic design, manufacture, installation, testing and maintenance.