Astilleros Canarios, S.A. (ASTICAN), a full service ship repair yard and the largest marine repair center in the Canary Islands and on the west African coast, is offering an 18- page color brochure on its facilities and capabilities.
The publication lists facts concerning the yard's total area, capacity, main installations including its Syncrolift elevator platform, industrial and secondary installations, cranes, and administrative and service installations.
The brochure states that the yard's equipment and its highly qualified personnel enable it to undertake any type of maintenance, repair or refitting work and offer the highest quality in the shortest time.
Every aspect of the yard's work, from elevation and docking to the stringent monitoring of methods and processes, is aimed at minimizing unproductive time for the shipowner.
The geographical position of the Canary Islands, with their warm, dry climate and long days throughout the year, is a highly positive factor in this respect.
ASTICAN is technically equipped to undertake periodic overhauls, major repair jobs, stretching operations, and other major refitting jobs.
For more information and free copies of the well-illustrated color brochure from Astilleros Canarios, Circle 38 on Reader Service Card
also entered service with the pilots of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Pasajes. These boats were fitted out respectively by Comercial Rofer in the Canary Islands and Chantiers Sibiril in France. Circle 4 4 on Reader Service Card www.maritimereporterinfo.co
www.plocan.eu/en CEO/President: Dr. Octavio Llinas Vice President Dr. Joaquin Hernandez-Brito Number of Employees:35 The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands -PLOCAN- is a public consortium facility engaged to promote science and technology developments in the marine and maritime sectors through a cost-effect
of tonnage. Half the fleet, both in terms of numbers of vessels and tonnage is registered in Galician ports. Around 1,100 vessels are registered in the Canary Islands. Spain’s long, narrow continental shelf is rich in fisheries resources. Spain’s jurisdictional waters viz. the country’s Economic Exclusion Zone
shiplift system in the world was placed into operation with the commissioning of the Syncrolift owned by Astilleros Canarios, S.A., at Las Palmas, Canary Islands. With a platform 562 feet 10 inches long by 98 feet 5 inches wide, the Syncrolift can lift vessels up to 25,000 deadweight tons. As shown
of Madrid, Spain, has purchased a second Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoil for passenger service on their route between Las Palmas and Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Jetfoil will be delivered in October of this year. Trasmed began Jetfoil service in August 1980, and in the first six months of operation
in March this year. Boeing Jetfoils are operating in commercial passenger service between Hong Kong and Macao, in the Sea of Japan, in the Canary Islands, and across the English Channel. Boeing has also sold Jetfoils to the Republic of Indonesia for coastal patrol service
(1) Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN). PO Box 413, Telde. Spain; (2) Christian Michelsen Research (CMR). PO Box 6031, Bergen, Norway; (3) Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas (ICCM). PO Box 56, Telde. Spain Ocean observatories play a crucial role in relevant aspects of the climate system
speeds of over 50 knots when necessary. Jetfoils are in commercial passenger service in Hong Kong, Japan, the Irish Sea, English Channel, and the Canary Islands. Boeing Marine Systems has also delivered the first of five larger p a t r o l h y d r o f o i l missileships (PHMs) to the U.S. Navy. The PHMs
fifth Boeing Jetfoil service to begin this year. Other passenger services were inaugurated in 1980 on the English Channel, the Irish Sea, in the Canary Islands, and in Puget Sound between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia. Fifteen Boeing Jetfoils are now in service worldwide
. "Benchijigua Express" is now undergoing final onboard fit-out prior to undergoing sea trials during November. The vessel will then depart for the Canary Islands on a delivery voyage covering approximately 9,500 nautical miles. Circle 2 2 on Reader Service Car
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once the turbine is installed. The consortium, comprising Esteyco, Siemens Gamesa, Ale Heavylift, Dewi GmbH and PLOCAN (the Oceanic Plat- form of the Canary Islands) claims this method could reduce installation costs by more than 35% when compared to jackets or XXL monopiles in deep (35 meters plus) water
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