About us

ASTILLERO PUERTO DE BALBOA (ASTIBAL) is a shipyard located in the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal with the capacity to drydock Panamax type vessels. The shipyard was built more than 100 years ago to provide repairs and maintenance services to vessels passing through the Panama Canal.

In addition to ASTIBAL, the group, which has more than 30 years of experience in the ship repair industry, manages ASTICAN and ASTANDER shipyards located in the Canary Islands and bay of Biscay respectively. Our shipyards are specialists in all kind of repairs, maintenance and conversion projects, and work under the most demanding quality standards in the sector

At the moment we are rehabilitating and upgrading the shipyard to be able to provide the levels of safety, effectiveness, quality and professionalism expected by our clients.

In case of requiring additional information about our services and availability do not hesitate to contact us.


 The shipyard has approximately 6.500 m2 of surface destinated to workshops that are now in process of rehabilitation.


Astibal will be doing all types of repairs on ships including underwater works, hull treatment and tanks preservation, repairs and maintenance of engines, electric equipment, pipeworks, steel repairs, tailshaft survey and propellers, and accommodations.

In the oncoming months we be will providing more detailed information about all services to be rendered in our facilities once the same get back into operation.





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          Astilleros de PUERTO DE BALBOA S.A. (ASTIBAL)

          Av. Emanuel Vergara – Balboa
          Ancón – Panamá – República de Panamá
          Email: comercial@astibal.com

          Astilleros Canarios S.A. (ASTICAN)

          Avda. de las Petrolíferas S/N – 35008
          Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Spain
          T.: +34 928 47 98 00
          Email: comercial@astican.es

          Astilleros de Santander S.A.U. (ASTANDER)

          Fernández Hontoria 24 – 39610
          El Astillero – Santander – Spain
          T.: +34 942 209 100
          Email: comercial@astander.es