Wilson Sons delivers second tug in Damen ASD 2411 quartet

Written by Nick Blenkey
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OCTOBER 20, 2017 — Wilson Sons Guarujá, Brazil, shipyard, has delivered the Damen ASD Tug 2411 design SST-Aruá, the second of four tugboats on order for SAAM Smit Towage Brazil. The first tug in the series, SST-Aimoré, was delivered in June this year.

“It took just over 18 months to deliver the second tugboat from the moment of signing the contract. In a challenging time for the shipbuilding industry, Wilson Sons shipyard could again show itsstrength and resilience,” said Adalberto Souza, director of Wilson Sons shipyard. “Contractually we had 20 months for the delivery of the two tugboats but on the request of the customer, we anticipated the construction, keeping the contractual obligations and the highest market standards for health safety environment and quality (HSEQ).

The SST-Aruá is 24 m in length, 11 m in beam and has a bollard pull of 71 tonnes. The project has been designed by Damen Shipyards.

“Again, we are very satisfied with this cooperation, with the quality of the vessel and with the commitment of Wilson Sons shipyard in the anticipation of these deliveries, which will begin to operate in the port of Santos,” said Pieter van Stein, CEO SAAM Smit Towage Brasil.

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