Damen, Wilson Sons convert PSV into DSV for Petrobras contract

Dutch shipbuilder and ship-repair specialist Damen and Brazil’s Wilson Sons Estaleiros have completed the conversion of the Fulmar platform supply vessel to a shallow dive support vessel ahead of its contract with Petrobras.

According to Damen, the vessel, owned and operated by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore, also needed an upgrade from DP1 to DP2 Class notation. The work was carried out at Wilson Sons Estaleiros in Guarujá, Brazil

Daniel Pereira, Maintenance Manager said, “The project was not without its challenges. For one thing, in order to have the vessel ready in time for its contractual obligation with Petrobras we had just six months to fulfill the entire project scope.”

This included engineering, work preparation, material deliveries, installation, and FMEA testing. As well as the initial study, Damen’s scope was engineering, integration and site management of the DP2 upgrade.

After finishing extended Petrobras tests, the vessel was accepted and went successfully into operation early May, Damen said.


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