The “Old Continent” has always been of great importance for IHI Corporation. Europe -having historically spear-headed innovation, culture and technology- parallels the values Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries was founded on in 1853. Although historically a domestic company, when IHI Corporation’s pioneers first set eyes on spreading their engineering expertise- they found no better place than London as the hub for new projects, partnerships and collaborations. Following its founding in 1964, IHI Europe Ltd. has proudly lived up to being the first IHI overseas sales branch office in the region- supporting procurement, business development, R&D and administration activities for all IHI Group in Europe and Africa. In IHI Europe’s over 50 years of activity, it’s supported IHI’s key participation in a variety projects; from the Large Hadron Collider (Compressor) in Switzerland to Lunen USC boiler in Germany; from the construction of the Zeebrugge LNG terminal together with our partners Felguera-IHI to creating key aerospace partnerships; as well as taking steps towards innovative technologies in Smart City projects and railway security with the 3D Laser Radar scanning system. The African market will always be a focus especially since Japan’s increasing invested interest in the region, and IHI has already taken steps into Algeria (Sonatrach LPG), Mozambique (Maputo GTCC), as well as Morocco (SAFI, Jorf Lasfer Boiler), DR Congo (Matadi Bridge) and Angola (PAENAL Yard heavy lift crane). With IHI’s ever growing international sales currently reaching the 50% mark, we undoubtedly believe IHI Europe will play an important role in the upcoming future. As a satellite for intel-gathering in a region filled with innovation and prospect, we strive to stay true to our foundations as IHI Europe.