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Zeppelin Systems supplies the third aluminium ships BS Camboriú to Arpoardor / Brasil Supply



Brasil Supply, a joint-venture between Cotia Trading, Petrobras Distribuidora, Grupo Suzano and Grupo Gerhardt Santos, delivers to Petrobras the fifth 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 ship BS Camboriu was launched last month. She belongs to the family “crew boat”, a relatively small boat used for personnel and cargo transfers, with capacity for 60 people and 150 tons of cargo, 40 m3 of drinking water and 135 m3 of diesel oil, reaching a cruising speed of 25 knots – equivalent to 46 km/h.

The aluminum structure of the boat was completely welded and fabricated by Zeppelin Systems Latin America and assembled at Arpoador’s shipyard in Guarujá.

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 Systems LA executed the fabrication of the hull and the superstructure based on its welding technology in strict conformity with quality control procedures.

Arpoador’s shipyard was responsible for the project and assembly of the equipment in Guarujá.

« According to an announcement of the President of Brasil Supply, Mr. José Ricardo Roriz, the company is looking for a place in Santos or Guarujá to build its third offshore support unit.

The purpose of these units is to provide for the transfer of people and cargo to Petrobras’ oil rigs / platforms. One of the already existing units is located in Angra dos Reis, RJ and the other in Ubu, ES.

Until now the only company’s client for maritime support is Petrobras. We intend to follow Petrobras’ investment’s curve in the oil production business. Where Petrobras or any other company, either associated to Petrobras or not, is present, we will offer our expertise: ships operating with high quality and at low cost – comments Mr. José Ricardo Roriz » «(Valor Econômico, SP)»

The next deliveries to Brasil Supply by Arpoador are Petrobras UT 4000 type boats.

Currently their blocks are being welded at Zeppelin Systems LA. All parts ready for final assembly and installation of equipment by Arpoador are already in their shipyard in Guarujá.

Zeppelin Systems LA 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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