GPH to invest in the Canary Islands

2023-11-14T21:47:01+00:00 November 14th, 2023|Ports|

On 6th November, work began simultaneously on the construction of cruise terminals at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura managed by Global Ports Canary Islands.

The investment totals over €40 mill.

Construction of specialised cruise facilities will positively contribute to the transformation of the sector with a remarkable impact in the local economy. The project will optimise guest experienced at the ports by customer oriented-services, and at the same time, enhancing the sustainable development of the cruise industry on the islands.

The project has been entrusted to SATOCAN, a leading Canary Islands construction company. The company combines port experience with the execution of all types of work in the Archipelago.

Global Ports Canary Islands said that it demonstrated its clear commitment to sustainability and the environment with the construction of four cruise terminals focused on recycled and ecological materials to minimise waste, by preserving natural resources and habitat and minimising the environmental impact.

In addition, modern technologies and innovative practices will be incorporated to achieve a minimal carbon footprint and the maximisation of renewable resources.

Planned construction will include eco-efficiency sustainable infrastructure for the cruise sector with a functional design in favour of sustainability by combining solar energy, recycled materials, and waste management.

The largest project will be in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, one of the busiest cruise port in Spain.

The terminal will be located in Santa Catalina Pier with a two-storey building of 14,000 sq m that will have also three boarding bridges to cater for up to four cruise ships simultaneously.

It will be able to handle both transit and homeport cruise ships. The new terminal will also be fitted with shopping and restaurant areas.

At Lanzarote, the construction will take place in the two specialist cruise piers located in Arrecife with the aim to cater for several ships at the same time.

Cruise Terminal in Naos will consist of a one storey building of 1,106 sq m to provide services for both transit and homeport operations by focusing on operational efficiency and improving security.

Cruise Terminal in Mármoles will be a modern modular facility of 556 sq m to render services up to three cruise ships simultaneously.

This installation will be also supported by a satellite cruise terminal of 426 sq m in which several auxiliary services will be provided to both passengers and crew members.

Fuerteventura’s terminal at Puerto del Rosario, within walking distance to the city centre, will consist of a modular design of 924 sq m.

The terminal will include a restaurant with an open terrace.

All of the terminals were designed to ensure accessibility to passengers with reduced mobility and with the capacity to adapt to future demands in the cruise market.

Advanced security measures have been implemented and accessible spaces have been created to ensure that all passengers can enjoy an unforgettable experience, GPH said.

Global Ports Canary Islands (GPCI) is a 80:20 joint venture between GPH and its local partner, Sepcan, that was incorporated to manage the three cruise ports and to improve cruise operations in the Canary Islands through local experience and GPH knowledge.