Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore Baptizes New PSV
Wilson Sons Ultratug Offshore, a joint venture between Wilson Sons Group, from Brazil, and Ultramar, from Chile, baptized the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) 4.500 Tagaz last week. Built by Wilson Sons Shipyards, the PSV is the fifteenth vessel of the oil & gas support fleet and has already began operating for Petrobras.
Later this year, another three PSVs will be finished by Wilson Sons Shipyards. Wilson Sons UItratug Offshore will also receive a vessel ordered to the shipyard Pacific Ocean Engineering & Trading (POET), in Singapore.
Tagaz has 89.5 meters in length, 16 meters in width, a draft of 6.2 meters, 4587 tons of deadweight, and speed of 13 knots. The vessel’s technology and engineering design are a project from Damen Group and is funded by the Merchant Marine Fund (FMM).
Following its two predecessors, Sterna and Batuíra, launched in 2012, Tagaz is among the largest vessels of the company and has six storage systems – five of which for liquid and solid bulk.
One of the biggest operators in port, maritime and logistics services in Brazil, Wilson Sons started its activities in 1837 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. After more than 175 years, the company has established itself as a well-known service provider with its effective business management. Wilson Sons focuses on three drivers of growth: international trade flow; the oil and gas industry; and the Brazilian domestic economy. The Company´s different business areas, which operate in a synergetic way, encompass sixteen subsidiaries, a dozen logistics operations, two containers terminals, shipyards and facilities spread over many Brazilian capitals.