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New PSV to join Petrobras fleet

12th September 2013

Wilson Sons Utratug Offshore releases PSV 4500 Prion to be used by Petrobras

New PSV to join Petrobras fleet
The PSV 4500 will be used by Petrobras for the next eight years

Brazilian shipping company Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore on Wednesday christened a new platform supply vessel (PSV) to be used by oil giant Petrobras for the next eight years.


The PSV 4500 was christened Prion at the company's base in Niterói and built at the Wilson Sons shipyard in Guarujá, São Paulo. It is Wilson Son’s 16th ship to service the oil and gas industry.


Prion measures 89.5 m length, 16 m breadth, 6.2 m draught. It has 4,587 tons of deadweight tonnage and a speed of 13 knots. The PSV is also equipped with Damen technology and has a multi-purpose cargo system able to handle both liquids and solids.


Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore will release another PSV 4500, Alcatraz, by the end of the year. The vessel is under construction at the Wilson Sons shipyard.


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