Wilson Sons inaugurates second shipyard in GuarujáYard News // April 19, 2013
Wilson Sons second yard in Guarujá opened on April 18th.
The Wilson Sons Group inaugurated the second Wilson Sons Shipyards unit in Guarujá on April 18th.
As a result of a US$60 million investment, the shipyard,, which builds tugboats and offshore support vessels, is expected to double its capacity.
The shipyard, which has been named Guarujá II, is equipped with a drydock which is 26m wide and 135m in length.
These dimensions will allow for the construction of a wide range of larger vessels with higher specifications, amongst which are PSVs, AHTS, pipelay vessels, ROV support vessels, and oil spill recovery vessels.
“Our production capacity at Guarujá II will be 5,500 tonnes/year. This means that the installations can undertake the annual production of approximately four offshore support vessels and up to six tugboats, as well as a sophisticated vessel for third parties,” said Arnaldo Calbucci, COO of Shipyards, Tugboats, Offshore at the company.
The first vessel to be built at Guarujá II, a 4,500 series PSV, is due to be delivered to Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore in June. The company is also building a ROV Support Vessel ordered by Fugro Brasil, delivery of which is expected to take place by mid-2014.
“In total, we will have built four PSVs and four tugboats before the end of 2013. Over US$200 million are being invested in these new vessels” says Calbucci.