ABB to supply electrical systems for Brazilian drillships

FEBRUARY 7, 2013—Under contracts worth $160 million, ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, will design, supply, supervision of installation, testing and commissioning of the main electrical systems for seven next generation drill ships that are being

P&I Club warns on Brazil seafarer ID problems

FEBRUARY 4, 2013 — The Steamship Mutual P&I Club is reporting seemingly contradictory approaches by Brazilian immigration authorities in imposing fines relating to seafarer’s identity documents that do not comply with ILO

Wilson Sons to build 12 Damen ASD tugs for its fleet

NOVEMBER 12, 2012 — Damen Shipyards Group and Wilson Sons (Brazil) have signed a contract for twelve Damen ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) tugs. Ten are of Damen’s 2411 type, while two will

Damen-design Platform Supply Vessels for Brazil

OCTOBER 5, 2012—Brazil shipyard Wilson, Sons is the midst of constructing six Platform Supply Vessels under license based on Damen’s PSV 4500 design for Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore (WSUT). Two PSVs have

First of new series of Platform Supply Vessels for Brazil

AUGUST 2, 2012—The 4,500 dwt Starnav Perseus, the first of four GPA 688SC PSVs (Petrobras PSV 4500), was recently launched at Brazilian shipyard Detroit Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Detroit Chile.