Bay County Chamber of Commerce
a delegation of executives from the Brazilian company, Boldini, S.A./Bravante
Group at an event at which they accepted delivery of a vessel constructed for
them by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City (ESG).
The boat delivery event took place at the ESG
Nelson Yard in Panama City on August 5, 2013. A second vessel was launched the
like Eastern Shipbuilding that successfully compete to serve overseas customers
are critical to economic growth for Bay County,” said Carol Roberts, President
and CEO of Bay County Chamber of Commerce.
“The relationship between ESG and Boldini creates jobs in the shipyard
that in turn help generate activity in other parts of our local economy.”
Representative Steve Southerland, whose support helped secure a $241 million
loan guarantee from the U.S. Maritime Administration to allow ESG to build five
vessels, was among the dignitaries greeting Renato Nascimento, President of the
Bravante Group and his team.
vessel was launched in March 2012 and work on the remaining three will continue
through December 2014. The ships provide services to deep-water oil fields,
transporting workers, supplies, parts, and chemicals to offshore rigs.
“Eastern Shipbuilding’s contract with Boldini,
S.A./Bravante Group helps connect our community to the global economy,” said
Southerland (R-FL). “Promoting
export-driven growth by businesses such as Eastern is essential to attracting
well-paying jobs to the region and building a brighter economic future.”
government leaders also attended the vessel delivery ceremony. “We are proud that Mr. D’Isneria and ESG call
Bay County home,” said George Gainer, chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners for Bay County. “ESG
continues to attract worldwide attention to our community of which is certain
to bring more industry and jobs to the citizens of Bay County and beyond. The
Bay County Commission wishes ESG the best and thanks its leadership for
providing economic growth to our region.”
is proud of the skill and craftsmanship our workforce puts into the
construction of all our vessels,” said Brian D’Isernia, president of Eastern
Shipbuilding. “And we are proud of our ability to leverage this expertise to
secure overseas clients like Boldini, S.A./Bravante Group in order to bring
good employment opportunities back here to Bay County and all of Northwest
Florida. We look forward to continuing
to serve both our clients and our community.”
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