About Us


In little more than eighty years and four generations, what was an appreciated and qualified artisan yard, became a small center leader in the field of Vessels' maintenance. The Noè's history, a family of contractors from Augusta, substantially overlaps with the century, its transformations: In fact, in 1890 the shipwright Emanuele Noè inaugurated his yard. Within a few years, during the period immediately preceding the second world war, the company developed so much that it obtained the sought after honor to be included in the Register of the Armed Forces and Royal Navy official suppliers. In the meantime the second generation, Giuseppe, settled down and with its founder changed the company into a society of fact. Unfortunately, the war break turned out to be lethal for the Noè's Yard. During the war period, the yard suffered requisition from Anglo-American invaders and remained almost destroyed notwithstanding the engagement taken by Giuseppe Noè (designated manager by its occupiers) to protect it. So, it was only in 1964 that the homonym nephew of the founder reset the company definitively up.
Founded as a repair and haulage yard for the Navy's wooden units, when eastern Sicily was considered a highly strategic area for the interests of the Nation, the "revived" Cantiere E. Noè complied with the changed times immediately. In fact, the petrol-chemical pole was rising in the outskirts of Syracuse and the Port of Augusta was supposed to become the "pivot" of maritime transports, something like three o four thousand Vessels a year were expected to arrive. In such a delicate stage of the company's life, a determining choice, then confirmed by the flying of time, happened to be the ability to be provided with qualified human resources and to reinvest a very big share of profits in technology and in the reinforcement of the structures. For such an aim, in 1970 the first floating dock of 3500 tons was bought and further on many others up when a bigger dock (8500 tons) was purchased. This latest purchase allowed the company to comply with the requests of its own clients who, in the meantime, had renewed their Fleet with Vessels of bigger dimensions. Therefore, such an investment happened to be necessary for the company's development and helped it to keep market shares and to acquire more strength.


Today Cantiere E. Noè is managed by Cantiere Navale di Agusta srl. The operations are located in Sicily, in the harbor of Augusta, in an area neighboring on one of the most important Italian Navy bases and the most significant petrochemical and energy hub in Italy. Therefore, situated in the center of the Mediterranean, along the chief trade routes, it has all the infrastructure and equipment suitable for performing any type of repairs and dry-docking of ships with a displacement of 8,500 tons, as well as floating-dock repairs of ships of any weight.
The company also has the machinery, equipment, and human resources necessary for serving the area's ships and industrial plants. Cantiere E. Noè owns a floating dock for lifting vessels weighing up to 8,500 tons; inside its areas there are also mooring facilities for ships up to 160 meters in length, and well-equipped mechanical and carpentry shops that can perform any kind of repairs or construction work using any materials (steel, bronze, cast iron, aluminum, etc.), under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the chief Registries and classification bodies.
The company can also make use of land and floating lifting equipment, and numerous other work vehicles/craft. With the above-said infrastructure and skilled personnel, Cantiere E. Noè performs the following kinds of ship and industrial repairs with round-the-clock, on-call availability seven days a week:

  • Maintenance services for any type of craft and On/Off-shore facilities;
  • Maintenance services (laser system alignment procedures, dynamic balancing, electrical systems and instruments);
  • Machine coding services, spare parts, and inventory management;
  • Mechanical reconstruction and repairs (engine, turbine, pump, etc. overhauls, including the rebuilding of parts and special machining tasks);
  • Special processes for the treatment of interior and exterior surfaces (remetallization of white metal bearings, flame-spraying/schoopage, welded surfaces) and non-destructive tests;
  • Carpentry and piping (hull structure, heat exchangers, pipe renewal, wood structural work, machining of lignum vitae bushings);
  • Dry-dock work (painting, sanding, sheet metal repairs);
  • Work on vessels at sea;
  • Underwater inspections;
  • Diesel engine maintenance (main and auxiliary engines);
  • Heat exchangers, condensers, and boilers;
  • Main and auxiliary deck machinery for all types of vessels.

Great importance is attributed to the possibility of having multilingual mobile units specialized in emergency maintenance, made up of teams of technicians capable of intervening promptly in any situation, even onboard their clients' ships while at sea.