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 Guaruja 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.