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Largest ship repair facility in South America to be built

Staff writer |
Vale S.A., one of the largest mining companies in the world, has signed an agreement with McQuilling Partners Group for the implementation of the largest ship repair facility in South America.

The project Brasil Basin Drydock Company (BBDC) aim to build a ship repair yard in the northeast of Brazil capable of drydocking any vessel in the merchant fleet.

The facility Empresa de Docagens Pedra do Inga (EDPI) will be located in the municipality of Lucena, just north of the port of Cabedelo in the state of Paraiba. McQuilling and Promon Engenharia are founding partners of the BBDC project.

The new yard represents a $700 million investment in infrastructure to serve the maintenance and repair needs of the world merchant fleet, in close proximity to major shipping lanes in the south Atlantic basin.

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