Aberdeen energy services contractor wins deal for Spanish offshore supply base with eye on Falkland Islands

ABIS quayside activities at Gran Canaria Subsea and Offshore Base
ABIS quayside activities at Gran Canaria Subsea and Offshore Base

An Aberdeen-based energy services provider has signed an agency agreement to support the development and operation of an offshore supply base in Spain.

ABIS Holdings Energy Services – which was set up three years ago – will act as the agent for Gran Canaria Subsea and Offshore Base (GCSB), an organisation that operates in the Port of Arinaga

GCSB is a Norwegian inspired subsea and offshore base with an optimal strategic location for operations all over the world. The base offers a wide range of services adapted to the subsea and offshore sector.

Odd-Arne Tveit, chairman of GCSB said: “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.”

This is also likely to include the Falkland Islands.

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, is tariff free and incorporates corporate tax levels of just 4%. The site includes 20 acres (90,000 sq m) of laydown and storage facilities. 

Francis Kiernan, Chief Executive, 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.”

27 July 2017

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