Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, The Netherlands and Wilson Sons, Brazil signed a contract and license agreement
for the construction of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 7216
. The 236 ft. (72 m) vessel will be built by Wilson Sons at its shipyard in Guaruja (Santos), Brazil. Damen will provide engineering, construction drawings and a material package. The vessel, operated by Wilson Sons, will enter into a charter contract with Petrobras and fully complies with their requirements.
The 3,100 dwt vessel has an available deck area 630 sq. m. with a maximum deck load of 1,000 ton.
The tank lay-out includes fuel oil, potable water, ballast/drilling water, liquid mud and dry bulk.
Propulsion is based on a diesel - electric propulsion system, comprising four main generators, two electric motors and two 1500 kW CPP Azimuth Rudder Propellers. Twin 600 kW electric bow thrusters are provided with CPP. Fully air-conditioned accommodation for 24 persons is included.
The Damen PSV 7216 is scheduled to enter service during
the second half of 2006.