Zamakona Yards and Wärtsilä are opening a new custom-built maintenance hub in the Canary Islands.

Wärtsilä will offer maintenance and repair services at the new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators with special focus on the offshore market.

“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.

Zamakona Yards, operating in the Canary Islands and the Cantabrian Sea, have worked with Wärtsilä for more than thirty years. “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.