September 21, 2009
Sperry wins Brazil OSV order
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine unit will supply bridge navigation systems for four Rolls-Royce designed multipurpose platform supply vessels to be built at Brazil's Estaleiro Aliança for Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO). They will be placed on long-term charter with Petrobras.
Sperry Marine's scope of supply includes radars, autopilot, speed and heading sensors and other navigation systems. Sperry Marine's sales and service representative in Brazil, Vision Marine Ltda, will be responsible for installation, commissioning and servicing the equipment on the vessels.
Last year, Sperry Marine received orders to supply the same navigation packages for four similar vessels at the same shipyard.
J. Nolasco DaCunha, vice president of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, said, "These new orders for four additional ships build on our excellent working relationship with Rolls-Royce and CBO and validate our position as a preferred supplier of navigation technology for platform supply vessels in Brazil's rapidly growing offshore oil sector."
Created in 1978, CBO is part of Fischer Group, a Brazilian conglomerate that operates in several industrial segments and countries. Estaleiro Aliança, acquired by CBO in 2004, specializes in construction of support vessels for the offshore oil industry.