Wärtsilä builds Canary Islands service base

06 Jul 2016
Wärtsilä’s new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Wärtsilä’s new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Wärtsilä is participating in a new maintenance hub in the Canary Islands to enhance its service offering.

The facility will be operated by Zamakona Yards, and will aim to provide Wärtsilä's services to the growing needs of marine and power plant operators.

Till Siegmann, director service unit at Wärtsilä Iberica, said: "The common maintenance hub will complement our global service network, as customers will have easy access to the Wärtsilä expertise required for the overhaul of our sophisticated machinery and equipment.”

He added: “The Canary Islands are an important and strategic area in the ship repair and offshore business, and we want to offer our services where our customers need them.”

Wärtsilä will offer maintenance and repair services at a new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators.

It will aim to have a special focus on the offshore market in cooperation with CCB Zamakona Offshore S.L. and Zamakona Shipyard, which are subsidiaries of Zamakona Yards.

The new service centre at the crossroads of the Atlantic, will link Europe, Africa and the Americas. This will allow Wärtsilä to better serve operators with ongoing exploration, production and development operations in these regions.

"We are certain that this enhanced collaboration with Wärtsilä will create further attraction for ship owners to choose Las Palmas as the repair base for their vessels,” said Alvaro Garaygordóbil, CEO of Zamakona Yards.

He concluded: “The port of Las Palmas is an international port where more than 80% of the vessels are foreign.”

“The location is ideal for ships traveling between Europe, Africa and America, and Wärtsilä's expertise allows us to offer them more comprehensive lifecycle services.”

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