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Damen PSV 5000s to support offshore Brazil

11th July 2014

Wilson Sons and Damen Shipyards has signed a contract for two Damen PSV 5000’s, bound for service Petrobras offshore platforms

Damen PSV 5000s to support offshore Brazil
The vessels will comply to the specifications of the sixth round of the programme for the renovation of the offshore support fleet of Petrobras

The PSV 5000’s, measuring 85 metres in length and 19 metres 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 programme 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.

"There are going to be regions that require high functionality vessels that might involve cranes, fire fighting equipment or oil recovery equipment – PSVs that veer somewhat into the area of small construction work," said a Damen spokesperson. “The PSV 5000 is bigger, with larger tanks, can fit more people, it has IRM on board, and has oil recovery equipment.” 

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.

The contract was signed on 19 June at the International Tug, Salvage and OSV Convention.

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