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Zeppelin Systems Latin America builds aluminum structure for ship commissioned by Arpoador / Brasil Supply



Brasil Supply – a partnership between Cotia Trading, Petrobras Distribuidora, Grupo Suzano and Grupo Gerhardt Santos – delivers to Petrobras the fourth ship out of 17. These were agreed under the Fleet Renewal Plan of Offshore Support Ships (Prorefam), to meet the demands of the pre-salt operations.

The latest vessel of the fleet, BS Maresias, was handed over to Brasil Supply in Rio de Janeiro on October 10th 2013. The aluminum structure of the boat was completely welded and fabricated by Zeppelin Systems Latin America and assembled at Arpoador’s shipyard in Guarujá.

The BS Maresias can carry 150 tons of cargo, 60 passengers, 40 m3 of drinking water and 138 m3 of diesel oil at a cruising speed of 25 knots – equivalent to 46 km/h.

Brasil Supply S.A. awarded Arpoador Engenharia with the design and assembly project including the building of the hull and superstructure by Zeppelin Systems Latin America.

Zeppelin executed the building of the hull and the superstructure based on its welding technology in strict conformity with quality control proceedings.

At its shipyard in Guarujá, Arpoador was responsible for the assembly project and installation of all equipment.

To assist to a small film of the first sea test of the BS Maresias, click on the link below:

Until midst of 2014 two more ships will be delivered to Brasil Supply by Arpoador, projects BS Geribá and BS Camboriu, both of them completely welded and ready for final installations at the shipyard in Guarujá.

Also in 2014 Zeppelin will build marine structures for another 7 boats for Arpoador / Brasil Supply.

Zeppelin Systems Latin America is proud of participating in this important project showing its capacity to supply “Work Boats” of international quality for the utmost demanding oil & gas industry.

Ricardo B. dos Santos

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