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All the advantages of Europe just 90 km away from Africa

With all the infrastructures, services and advantages of the European lifestyle, the Canary Islands enjoy a privileged geo-strategic position to operate efficiently in Africa.



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  • Morgan Veyna - Director of Global Inventory

    "The location allows us to make good on our commitment of ‘speed to market.’"

    APR Energy provides cost-efficient reliable electricity, on a fast-track basis, anywhere in the world. We leverage state-of-the art technology and industry-leading expertise to provide utility and industrial customers with fuel-efficient turnkey plants that are rapidly deployed, customizable, and scalable.

  • Oliver Hermening - CEO

    "The islands offer a perfect combination of business and quality of life"

    DRY ROCK ENERGY (DRE) is a pioneer in Spain in the area of exploration, research and implementation of geo-thermal projects. DRE is in partnership with a Norwegian Technology company that has geo-thermal projects and plants in operation in Kenya and Indonesia and holds the best technology and the most advanced patents in the industry. From the Canary Islands, they are set to tackle future projects in Peru and Cape Verde

  • Julius Espedal Jose Manuel Rodríguez Macias
    Director Atos Consulting Canarias

    "The geo-strategic location of the Islands provides us with connections between three continents"

    Atos Canarias, an Atos Group company, the largest European capital ICT company with some 200 employees in the Islands. They specialise both in the Public Sector and as an SD and HD centre...

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  • Fifty employees from four local companies finalise these days the defenses required to secure the docking of the "West Eminence" and "West Taurus" rigs in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.

  • The Canarian construction company Satocan and the Norwegian Otech plan to invest about 30 million euros in the construction of warehouses and machinery equipment in Arinaga for oil rig repair and maintenance, mainly for the ones operating in the Gulf of Guinea.

    Satocan’s president, Juan Miguel Sanjuan said yesterday that "it is a great opportunity for Gran Canaria to offer high technology and specialisation that prevents repairs having to be done in Norway or the United States."

  • El Hierro, the smallest and most westerly of the Canary Islands, has become the first isolated territory in the world to meet all its energy needs using renewables.

    For four hours from 12 noon on Sunday August 9, the Gorona del Viento wind-hydro power station generated all the electricity for the tiny island of 10,000 inhabitants using clean energy – the culmination of a project that began 30 years ago.

  • The Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC) carries out projects and services in the areas of research, development, and innovation in close collaboration with universities, R&D institutions, and companies of the Canary Islands, and abroad.

  • The Canary Islands-based airline Binter has officially inaugurated an inter-island service in the archipelago of Cape Verde with the opening of its headquarters in the capital Praia

    through a subsidiary that will begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2015. The event was attended by the Minister of Maritime Economy and Infrastructures of Cape Verde, Sara Lopes, and the mayor of Praia, Ulisses Correia e Silva, among other officials and guests.

  • The Canary Islands has been selected to host the North Observatory of Cherenkov Telescope Network (CTA)

    after winning the final in Berlin against other international candidates such as Mexico’s San Pedro Martir Observatory. The CTA board’s decision means that the Canarian observatory “Roque de los Muchachos” will have a crucial role in the CTA project that aims to build the world's largest and most sensitive telescope to study gamma-ray in the universe.

  • The Addax & Oryx Group (AOG), which began operating in the Canary Islands in October 2014

    has christened one of its new tankers to supply fuel to ships and offshore platforms, that operates in West Africa. The new tanker, 101 meters long, 19 meters wide and 7 meters draft, was renovated at Astican’s shipyards after its acquisition.

  • South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries is strengthening its presence at the Canary Islands

    by entering into an agreement with Astilleros Canarios (ASTICAN) to expand its ship repair activities in the area. Upon the terms of the agreement, Canary Islands-based ASTICAN will assemble the final pieces of Hyundai drilling rigs that operate in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The Spanish Cabinet authorized the World Food Program (WFP) to use of a building with 6,000 square meters of space that belongs to the Port Authority of the Canary Islands.

    The WFP estimates that the facility can be used to store about 100,000 tons of food annually.

  • A few days ago, Proexca took part in the leading international mining trade fair in Toronto

    The Sociedad Canaria de Fomento Económico (Proexca), part of the Ministry of Economy, Treasury and Security of the Canary Island Government, promoted the advantages of the Islands as a base for doing business with Africa to over 20 mining companies. The meetings took part at the PDAC Convention 2014, the largest international meeting of the mining industry with over 25,000 visitors from 120 countries.