Wilson Sons, a Brasilian-based port, maritime and logistics services operators, and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a contract for two Damen PSV 5000’s at the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention.
The PSV 5000’s, measuring 85m in length and 19m 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.
Press Release, July 11th, 2014