01.General Information


COTECMAR, is a Science and Technology Corporation oriented towards the design, construction, maintenance and repair of naval ships and artifacts. COTECMAR, based on the university-company relationship, gives priority to research & development, the application of new technology and the best business practices in order to contribute to the technological, social and economical development of the country. COTECMAR offers advanced technical solutions for the naval, maritime and fluvial industries.





To be a leading organization with international projection in investigation and innovation technology in the field of naval, maritime and fluvial industries.









In COTECMAR, the commitment to individuals, the community and the state is respected in the same way as the commitment acquired through environmental processes that make sure that sustainable and harmonic development is achieved.





The Integrated Management Systems’ office implements and maintains the COTECMAR Quality Management System which has been established under the guidance of the ISO 9001:2000 standard and is focused on clients' satisfaction through the continuous improvement of processes.


COTECMAR, is committed to sustainable development, for which it has established and implemented Environmental Management Plans for all shipyards and production sites, in compliance with environmental legislation in effect. COTECMAR is also certificated by the local authority in the implementation of the International Ship and Port Safety Code (ISPS).


Mamonal Shipyard: This shipyard has a strategic position, located in the Bay of Cartagena, Colombia in the Caribbean Sea, 180 miles from the Panama Canal. The shipyard occupies an area of 17 hectares. The Mamonal Shipyard is equipped with a synchro-lift system, with seven dry docking positions and its corresponding support workshops in the Mechanic, Welding, Sandblasting and Coating areas.


Synchro-lift System


  • Platform length 117 metres,
  • Platform width 22 metres,
  • Lifting capacity up to 3,600 Tons,
  • Lifting/mt capacity up to 43.5 Tons,
  • Lifting/Beam capacity up to 452 Tons,
  • Maximum draft 5.8 metres,
  • Keel rollers frame capacity up to 68 Tons,
  • Platform length 9.15 metres,
  • Platform speed 23 Cm/Min.


Docks & Dry Dock Positions


  • North dock 125.35 metres,
  • South dock 117 metres,
  • North synchro 152.92 metres,
  • South synchro 152,92 metres,
  • PV1 120 metres,
  • PV2 114.8 metres,
  • PV3 108.8 metres,
  • PV4 90 metres,
  • PV5 67 metres,
  • PV666 metres,
  • PV766 metres,
  • Transfer frame 88.9 metres,
  • Transfer axis 156.23 metres.


Mamonal Shipyard Services:


  • Design and Construction of Naval Artifacts and Vessels,
  • Consultation in the Design and Construction of Naval Artifacts and Vessels,
  • Design and Construction of Glass Reinforced Polyester (G.R.P.) Boats,
  • Repair and Maintenance of Naval Artifacts and Vessels,
  • Consultation and Assessment.


Bocagrande Shipyard: This Shipyard has a strategic position, located in the Bay of Cartagena, Colombia in the Caribbean Sea, 180 miles from the Panama Canal. The Bocagrande shipyard has a SLIP type lifting system capable of receiving vessels up to 1200-tons, an 8 roller frame ramp for longitudinal lifting of 300 tons, with 250 metres of non-continuous lateral dock for a-float repairs, with ground and movable equipment services to handle loads of up to 100-tons.


  • Length 66.5 metres,
  • Breadth 18.2 metres,
  • Draft 14 feet.


Bocagrande Shipyard Services:


  • Repair and Maintenance of Vessels and Naval Artifacts,
  • Consultation and Assessment,
  • DETROIT DIESEL Engines Workshop,
  • SIEMENS Electricity Workshop.


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Certificates / Awards

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LR Quality Assurance ISO 9001:2000
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National Scientific Merit Award
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ABS (American Bureau Shipping) No.CG-22489-X
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Germanischer Lloyd's No. CTG/SMS/170/01


Address: Zona Industrial Mamonal Km 9, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Phone No: +57 5 653 5035
Fax No: +57 5 668 5033