Two more for Wilson

Brazil's Wilson Sons has returned to Dutch yard Damen for two platform supply ships (PSVs).

The PSV 5000 vessels will be built in Brazil to Damen's design.

The ships will come with diesel-electric propulsion and be chartered to Petrobras for six years, with a six-year option.

They will be built at Wilson Sons' Guaruja yard for WilsonSons Ultratug.

Earlier this week Atlantic Towing (Canada) ordered four ice-strengthened versions of the PSV 500 vessels from Damen.

On delivery in late 2016 they will be deployed to fulfil a 10-year charter from ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Co (HMDC).