Wartsila enhances service offering
Wartsila is enhancing its service offering through participation in a new maintenance hub in the Canary Islands. The facility is operated by oe of Spain’s biggest shipbuilding and ship repair groups, Zamakona Yards, and will provide Wartsila’s high quality service expertise to satisfy the growing needs of marine and power plant operators.
Wartsila will offer maintenance and repair services at a new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators, with a special focus on the offshore market in cooperation with CCB Zamakona Offshore SL and Zamakona Shipyard, subsidiaries of Zamakona Yards, in Las Palmas, Canary Islansa. The new custom-built service centre at the crossroads of the Atlantic, linking Europe, Africa and the Americas, will allow Wartsila to better serve operators with ongoing exploration, production and development operations in these regions.
Both Wartsila’s customers and those of CCB Zamakona Offshore and Zamakona Shipyard will benefit from the local support and experience as well as from the integrated approach that focuses full vessel overhaul capabilities in one location. Wartsila will provide high quality service expertise to offshore customers and other segments.
"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. 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," says Till Siegmann, Director Service Unit, Wärtsilä Iberica.
"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. 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," says Alvaro Garaygordóbil, CEO, Canary Islands Zamakona Yards.