Brazil AHTS Contract Breakthrough for Havyard

By George Backwell
Friday, August 29, 2014
Contract signing: Photo Havyard

Havyard says it is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO.

The contract has been entered into by Havyard Design & Solutions, which is responsible for the development of the ship design and for integration and coordination of the equipment packages. The contract also includes deliveries from other business areas in Havyard Group, including Havyard IAS (integrated automation and alarm systems), PMS (Power Management System) and navigation and communications equipment from Havyard Power & Systems. The equipment package also contains equipment from other Norwegian and international suppliers.

This is the first design and equipment contract for Havyard in Brazil, and it is also the single biggest contract entered into by Havyard Design & Solutions.

Breakthrough contract
Havyard Group established a separate company, Havyard South America Ltda, in Rio de Janeiro in 2011. Under the leadership of Kjell-Peder Overvåg, the company has worked on selling Havyard products and services in Brazil and South America and on supporting Havyard customers that operate in Brazil. The design and equipment contract with Grupo CBO represents a breakthrough for Havyard in Brazil.

"The market has been very challenging since we opened an office in Brazil," Overvåg says. "Petrobas, the biggest oil company in Brazil, has almost stopped awarding contracts for new ships, and the delivery of ships under existing contracts has been very delayed or has come to a halt. This is due, among other things, to lack of financing and equity, and lack of progress at the shipyards."

"The most successful projects have been projects where the shipowners have set up their own yards and managed them themselves. Grupo CBO is a company of this kind and one of the companies that has had greatest success. That is why it is a big feather in Havyard's cap to be chosen by CBO," says a very satisfied Overvåg.

Pictured: Representatives of Grupo CBO and Havyard confirm the contract with a handshake.
In front from left: Stig Magne Espeseth - Executive Vice President Havyard Design & Solutions (HDS), Alfredo Naslausky - Director Grupo CBO, Kjell-Peder Overvåg – General Manager Havyard South America, Marcelo Martins - Director Aliança Shipyard and Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane – Senior Vice President Sales HDS.
Back from left: Arve Helsem Leine – Design Manager HDS, Jan Magne Gøksøyr – Project Manager HDS, Luis Padilha - Tech manager CBO and Alexandre Fernandes - Tech manager Aliança Shipyard. Photo: Havyard


 

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