ABIS to support development of Spanish offshore supply base

ABIS Holdings Energy Services has signed an agency agreement to support the development and operation of an offshore supply base on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

The UK-based energy services provider will act as the agent for Gran Canaria Subsea and Offshore Base (GCSB), an organization that operates in the Port of Arinaga, in attracting and negotiating with clients looking to use the port.

The 90,000 square meter port, positioned to facilitate companies ahead of work in West Africa and the mid-Atlantic Ocean, is located in the Canary Special Zone (ZEC).

ABIS said that the base offered repairs, refurbishments, and general maintenance services as well as being a suitable location for mobilization to projects in the Atlantic.

Francis Kiernan, CEO of ABIS Energy, said: “The base provides all the benefits of political stability within the EU and is easily accessible for businesses serving all areas of West Africa, from Luanda to Morocco. Full laydown and storage facilities are accompanied by full technical, and project support services with a high quality trained and certified local workforce.”

GCSB is a Norwegian inspired subsea and offshore base with an optimal strategic location for operations all over the world. The base offers facility support services, port and harbor facilities, ships agent services, and access to full technical and project support services.

Odd Arne Tveit, chairman of GCSB, added: “Our vision is to create the preferred offshore and subsea hub located centrally in mid-Atlantic with strategic connections to Europe, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and South America.

“Bringing ABIS in to support the port’s development allows us to make the most of their management expertise and draws on the extensive experience and knowledge held within the business.”

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