Brazilian yard wins order for two Damen ASD tugs

Tugs are of Damen ASD Tug 2411 design Tugs are of Damen ASD Tug 2411 design

APRIL 13, 2016 — Brazil's Wilson Sons Limited reports that its shipbuilding subsidiary Wilson Sons Estaleiros Ltda, has signed a contract to construct two azimuth tugboats for Saam Smit Towage do Brasil S.A., to be delivered within twenty months of payment of the first instalment of each vessel.

The vessels have a length of 24 m and a beam of 11 m with a bollard pull of 70 tonnes.

The tugs are of Damen ASD Tug 2411 design from Damen Gorinchem, which has been working with Wilson Sons in Brazil for more than 20 years.

Adalberto Souza, the Director of Wilson Sons Shipyards, says, "the signature of this contract reinforces the competitive offering that Wilson Sons has for the execution and delivery of quality of vessels, against a backdrop of the notably difficult moment for the Brazilian naval industry".

The shipyard's firm order book now consists of six tugboast, four for Saam Smit and another two for Wilson Sons towage.

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