Project to Build Biggest Ship Repair Yard in Latin America on Track

Paraíba Governor Ricardo Coutinho discussing the project with the represantatives from McQuilling Services.

The Brasil Basin Drydock Company (BBDC) project to build a 600,000 square meter ship repair yard near Brazil’s Port of Cabedelo has entered the next phase of development after receiving additional early stage investment funds, and after filing for environmental licenses, according to the New York-based McQuilling Services, LLC, the project manager.

The BRL 2 billion (USD 530 million) BBDC facility in the Brazilian state of Paraíba will carry the name Empresa de Docagens Pedra do Ingá (EDPI). It will be located inside the harbor near the Port of Cabedelo in the municipality of Lucena, positioned close to major shipping lanes in the Atlantic basin.

The facility will be purpose-built for ship repairs, and its two graving docks and hydrolift facilities will be capable of drydocking any ship in the world merchant fleet.

The project is running on schedule, according to Celso P. Souza, the BBDC project Director. After receiving additional funds and filing for environmental permits, the designing and engineering of the facility can enter the next phase.

The construction of EDPI is scheduled to start in late 2016/early 2017, and the yard is expected to become operational in 2019.

We are extremely excited about the advancement of activities in the development of the new ship repair facility in the northeast of Brazil” said Dave Saginaw, Commercial Director of McQuilling Services.

“We are receiving strong support from both our new investors and from state and local authorities in Paraíba and the municipality of Lucena. We couldn’t be more pleased with our current progress, in the midst of quite a challenging investment climate.”

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>


<< Nov 2017 >>
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >


The Summit will gather key marine experts and companies around the globe which have a big influence in the industry…

read more >

The CWC 18th Annual World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to give you access to premium networking opportunities as it brings together the who’s who…

read more >

Marintec China 2017

The largest maritime event in Asia Pacific, Marintec China connects maritime professionals from the entire shipbuilding supply chain together.

Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. 2015 event is another record-breaking edition with the largest exhibition area and the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. The encouraging figures proven that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.

With the maritime industry facing great opportunities but also many challenges, it is important for the industry to connect and engage more to ultimately win new business in globally-significant markets. A visit to Marintec China is a great way to learn about the latest technology and innovation of the supply industry, a platform for industry professional to meet face to face, make connection and do business.

Marintec China is poised to be the definitive event and is undoubtedly a must-attend for all involved in the maritime industry.

Marintec China will be held from 5 to 8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China and continue its dedication to serve as the “LEADING” platform “CONNECTING” the community and “STRENGTHENING” the maritime industry.

Marintec China offers the perfect opportunity for companies serving the maritime market to showcase their innovations, products and services to a wide audience. A platform for face to face meetings in business, creating new relationships and consolidating existing ones.

More info

read more >