Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers Damen-designed ASD 2411

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Second tugboat in the series of four delivered to SAAM SMIT

Wilson Sons shipyard, part of the WilsonSons Group, has delivered yet another tugboat. The SST-Aruá is the second tugboat delivered to SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil and is part of a total order of 4 Vessels. The first of the series the SST-Aimoré was delivered in June this year.

“It took just over 18 months to deliver the second tugboat from the moment of signing the contract. In a challenging time for the shipbuilding industry, WilsonSons shipyard could again show their strength and resilience “ as said by Adalberto Souza, director of Wilson Sons shipyard. “Contractually we had 20 months for the delivery of the two tugboats but on the request of the customer, we anticipated the construction, keeping the contractual obligations and the highest market standards for health safety environment and quality (HSEQ).

The SST-Aruá was built in Guarujá (SP). The tugboat has 24 meters in length, 11 meters in beam and a bollard pull of 71 tonnes. The project has been designed by Damen Shipyards.

“Again, we are very satisfied with this cooperation, with the quality of the vessel and with the commitment of WilsonSons shipyard in the anticipation of these deliveries, which will begin to operate in the port of Santos," Pieter van Stein, CEO SAAM SMIT Towage Brasil.

Next to this delivery, in total two in 2017, WilsonSons shipyard has another four tugboats in their order book for delivery up to 2019, being 2 tugboats for SAAM SMIT and another two for Wilson Sons Rebocadores.

Source: Damen