Wilson Sons shipyard wins contract to build two azimuth tugs

Wilson Sons Limited has announced to shareholders that its shipyard subsidiary, Wilson Sons Estaleiros, has signed a contract to construct two azimuth tugboats (see artist’s impression left) for Saam Smit Towage do Brasil, to be delivered within 20 months of payment of the first instalment for each vessel.

The vessels are 24m-long, 11m-wide and have a 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.

Adalberto Suza, Director of Wilson Sons Shipyards, said: “The signature of this contract reinforces the competitive offering that Wilson Sons has for the execution and delivery of quality vessels, against a backdrop of the notably difficult moment for the Brazilian naval industry”.

A firm order book of the shipyard has risen to six tugboats, with four for Saam Smit and another two for Wilson Sons towage.