|Havyard made its breakthrough in the Brazilian market in 2014, with the delivery of four anchor-handling vessels of the Havyard 843 design to the Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO. The first vessel ‘Bossa Nova’, has now been completed and the naming ceremony was held in Itajai, Brazil on Wednesday 4 October.
Naming ceremony at the Oceana Shipyard in Itajai, Brazil
The event was attended by guests from Brazil and abroad, and many suppliers had come to take part in the spectacular naming ceremony at the Brazilian yard. There were also representatives from Brazilian banks and others from the financial sector.
The godmother was Joyce Moreno, a Brazilian singer and songwriter.
The vessel that was unveiled was well-constructed and beautiful. CEO Edson Souki is delighted with the project and is looking forward to putting the ship into operation as soon as possible. Yard Manager Paul Kempers also emphasised how great the collaboration between the yard and Havyard has been.The vessel is now on its way to Rio de Janeiro to complete its final tests.
Brazil - a priority area
Havyard started marketing the Havyard 843 design in the Brazilian market as early as 2012. In autumn 2014, Havyard’s first contract for four Havyard 843 design and equipment packages was signed with Grupo CBO, which is both a shipyard owner and the biggest offshore shipping company in Brazil. Grupo CBO had a contract with Petrobas and wanted six anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels in all. In 2016, Grupo CBO ordered a further two Havyard 843 designs, which was great recognition for Havyard.
Due to the large ocean depths off the coast of Brazil, the vessels require more equipment, buoys and anchors on deck than is usual in the North Sea. The traditional vessels, which are typically 18 meters wide, are too small for this kind of work.The new Havyard 843 design represents a completely new AHTS class that is adapted to Brazilian conditions. This means more space on the deck for more equipment, and a big side-by-side winch that enables safe and efficient towing and other anchor-handling services for mobile offshore installations.
The collaboration between Havyard and Grupo CBO has been excellent throughout the three-year engineering and construction period. CBO’s personnel have shown that they have a high level of expertise in the industry.Both Grupo CBO and Havyard have great expectations of these anchor-handling vessels and are looking forward to putting them into operation.
The contract has been entered into by Havyard Design & Solutions, which is responsible for developing the ship design and for the integration and coordination of the equipment packages. The contract also includes deliveries from other business areas in Havyard Group, including a major equipment delivery from Control Systems AS, Norwegian IAS (integrated automation and alarm system), Concept Bridge (navigation and communication equipment), an emergency stop system, a tank gauging system, internal communication, fire alarm system and DC battery system. In addition to the equipment contract, Norwegian Control Systems AS has delivered complete electrical engineering services.