The Magallanes Project requires industrial development backed by know-how of R&D+i,
technology and components that already exist in Vigo’s industrial environment. An
experienced interdisciplinary team take part in developing all stages of execution: from
university research to specialized workers in the shipyard.
Who are we?
Magallanes Renovables, the managing company for the Project, has its decision-making centre in Redondela (Pontevedra), with the majority of the professionals involved in researching, designing and constructing the prototype and the technology located in the Vigo area.
This is the parent company of the Partenon textile and clothing group, established in 1958, in Redondela (Pontevedra).
Partenon continues a family tradition in the clothing industry, harking back to the dawn of the 20th century. The company began by producing waterproofs for household use and clothing. In the 1980’s, the company specialized its activity in R&D+i to develop technical clothes for security corps and forces, with waterproof, breathable and fireproof products.
Since 1990, the company progressed to internationalization, especially in the markets of Germany and the United Kingdom. From 2000 onwards, the company expanded its range of products (polo shirts, shirts, footwear), becoming integral supplier of products and services for security corps in different countries around the world.
Francisco Cardama SA
Vigo shipyard, established in 1916, by Francisco Cardama Godoy, specializing in the design, construction and repair of vessels and naval artefacts of up to 100 metres overall length. For the past five years, the company has a specific R&D+i department, focusing on research and diversification of the business. Cardama has the first prototype of the Magallanes platform, in real size, weighing 350 MT, in the construction stage.
CNV Naval Architects SL
Independent office of naval engineering, established in 1984. It has directed the design and construction of over 350 vessels and naval artefacts, from 15 to 100 metres overall length, as well as developing important R&D+i projects linked to naval engineering. The consultancy has a specific area devoted to special projects, through which the entire Magallanes Project is developed.
Alejandro Marques de Magallanes
Main shareholder and General Director. A Galician entrepreneur fully committed to innovation who, until now, has been involved in developing Partenon, one of the leading Spanish textile companies in design and production of uniforms and equipment for security corps and forces in Spain and other countries. He is founder and principal driver of Magallanes Project since its inception in 2007. Graduate in law, is CEO of Partenon from 1983.
Coordinator shipbuilding and assembly. Mario Cardama is one of the most reputable industrialists and managers in the Spanish shipbuilding sector, heading a family-run company founded in 1916, about to celebrate a century fin the shipbuilding market. He was director of innovation management for many years, and in 2010, set up the R&D+I Department.
Joaquín E. Rial
Naval architect manager. Technical director, expert in the construction of over 350 ships and vessels, with experience in developing industrial projects involving R&D+i.
Director of CNV Naval Architects.
Full licenced naval architect qualified by the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Joaquín Rial is acknowledged as one of the best Spanish specialists in implementing innovation on vessels.
Technical and Management Team
Adriano Marques de Magallanes
Alfredo Pérez Francisco
Ana Pérez Fernández
Antonio Gallego Vieitez
Carlos López Silva
Domingo M. Fernández González
Francisco Javier Robredo
Jesús M. Álvarez Vidal
Joaquín Blanco Vázquez
Jorge Rosales Portela
José A. Sánchez Prian
José Fariña Rodríguez
José Manuel Fernández
Juan Cancelas Tomé
Lidia M. Filgueira Gundín
M. Borja Cardama
Marta García Rivas
Pablo Yáñez Alfonso
THE SEAFARING INDUSTRY
The Magallanes Project was founded in an industrial, technological and professional environment closely linked to and specializing in the seafaring industry, more than 200 years ago: the Ria of Vigo. This environment has generated talent and know-how sufficient to deal with an innovative project in renewable energies: the construction of a floating platform to generate tidal energy in an efficient manner.