Wilson Sons Limited (BM&FBovespa: WSON33) announces to its shareholders that the shipyard subsidiary Wilson Sons Estaleiros Ltda, has signed a contract to construct two azimuth tugboats for Saam Smit Towage do Brasil S.A. (“Saam Smit”), to be delivered within twenty months of payment of the first instalment of each vessel.
The vessels have a length of 24 metres and a beam of 11 metres with bollard pull of 70 tonnes. Damen Gorinchem Shipyards, who designed the projects, have been working with Wilson Sons in Brazil for more than 20 years.
The Director of Wilson Sons Shipyards, Adalberto Souza confirmed “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”.
A firm order book of the shipyard increases to 6 tugboat, being 4 for Saam Smit and another 2 for Wilson Sons towage.
About Wilson, Sons
Wilson Sons, through its subsidiaries, is one of Brazil’s largest providers of integrated port and maritime logistics and supply chain solutions. With a business track record of over 180 years, the Company has developed an extensive national network and provides a comprehensive set of services related to domestic and international trade, as well as to the oil and gas industry. Its principal operating activities are divided into the following lines of business: Port Terminals, Towage, Offshore Support Vessels, Logistics, Shipping Agency, and Shipyards