On June 19th, at the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention, Wilson Sons (Brazil) and Damen Shipyards Group (NL) signed a contract for two Damen PSV 5000’s. This contract further strengthens the high level of cooperation between Damen and Wilson Sons, where Wilson Sons builds vessels locally using a Damen design, engineering and material package.
The PSV 5000’s, measuring 85 m in length and 19 m in width, will feature a diesel-electric propulsion line with DP2 station keeping capabilities. The vessels will comply to the specifications of the sixth round of the Program for the Renovation of the Offshore Support Fleet of Petrobras, including a travelling gantry crane for offshore operations. Next to this, future upgrades like Bulk Handling systems have been taken into account in the design.
The vessels will be built at Wilson Sons Guarujá II (SP) and delivered to WilsonSons Ultratug, who will operate the vessel on a 6 + 6 year charter contract with Petrobras. Damen and Wilson Sons have been working together for more than 20 years. This contract confirms yet again the warm and professional relationship between the two companies.
About Wilson Sons
Wilson Sons, through its subsidiaries, is one of Brazil’s largest providers of integrated port and maritime logistics and supply chain solutions. With a business track record of 176 years, the Company has developed an extensive national network and provides a comprehensive set of services related to domestic and international trade, as well as to the oil and gas industry. Its principal operating activities are divided into the following lines of business: Port Terminals, Towage, Shipyards, Logistics, Shipping Agency and Offshore vessels. For more information, please visit our website www.wilsonsons.com.br/en
About Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship- and repair yards, employing 8.000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5.000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approx. 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and super yachts. For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. To complete, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, (flap-type) rudders, steering gear, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 repair &conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420×80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DS&C handles 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.