Portuguese company interested in Cape Verdean shipyard company Cabnave

22 November 2017

Portuguese company Atlanticeagle Shipbuilding intends to compete in the privatisation of Cabo Verde’s (Cape Verde’s) shipyard company Cabnave – Estaleiros Navais de Cabo Verde, the chairman of the Portuguese company told Cape Verdean broadcaster Radio Morabeza.

Joaquim Peres attended the 21st edition of the Cabo Verde International Fair (FIC), which took place from 15 to 19 November this year in the city of Mindelo, São Vicente Island, and told the station that Atlanticeagle Shipbuilding intends to take over the management of the Cape Verdean state company.

The chairman of the Portuguese company said Cabnave has good infrastructure, is well located and “fits in our growth strategy,” and added that “everything depends on the terms on which the privatisation of the company is carried out.”

In addition to ship repairs, which the company already carriesout, Peres wants to give a new dynamic to the shipyards of Cabo Verde, particularly through shipbuilding.

The privatisation process of the naval maintenance company  is suspended, after the current government opted to cancel the international public tender to deliver Cabnave under a sub-concession. The shipyard company has its headquarters on the island of São Vicente and the cancelled tender was oroginally awarded to Portuguese shipping company ETE – Empresa deTrafego e Estiva de Portugal. (macauhub)