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ABIS inks Gran Canaria agency contract

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ABIS Holdings Energy Services Ltd is set to act as the agent for Gran Canaria Subsea and Offshore Base (GCSB), supporting the development and operation of the offshore supply base, after signing an agency contract.

GCSB is an organisation that operates in the Port of Arinaga. Under this agreement, ABIS is set to help attract and negotiate with clients looking to use the strategic maritime port.

The site includes 20 acres (90 000 m2) of laydown and storage facilities. It is an ideal location for operators requiring port facilities ahead of work in West Africa and across the mid-Atlantic Ocean, the location is inside the Canary Special Zone (ZEC), is tariff free and incorporates corporate tax levels of just 4%.

The base offers a suite of services to support the marine industry with repairs, refurbishments and general maintenance while also being in the centre of Atlantic activity making it opportune for project mobilisation.

Francis Kiernan, CEO of ABIS, 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.”

Odd Arne Tveit, Chairman of GCSB, commented: “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 with 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. The base offers all the facilities businesses would expect to find at a successful port and provides options for safe storage.”

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