Petrobras has contracted DOF Subsea Brasil’s Skandi Salvador offshore support vessel for a 650-day contract, with the option to extend by a further 640 days, commencing in July.
Meanwhile, Geosund and Skandi Skansen have been contracted by undisclosed parties for inspection, maintenance and repair work throughout Q2 and Q3 this year. DOF described one of the contracts as being for “a subsea services frame agreement in the UK with a major North Sea operator.”
Geosund and Skandi Skansen’s work will include seabed mapping, surveys, pipeline and structure inspection, light construction and repair work.
Skandi Salvador, which is currently under charter with Shell Brasil, is an STX ROV 06 OSV and was built at Vard’s Niteroi shipyard in Brazil in 2009. It measures 106 m long by 21 m wide and has a dwt of 3,600.
Geosund is a multipurpose vessel built in 2001 and converted in 2006. With a dynamic positioning class of DP2 and accommodation for 88 people, it measures 98 m long and 18 m wide with a dwt of 3,624.
Skandi Skansen is a combination anchor handling tug supply and construction support STX AH 04 design. The vessel was built in 2011 at Vard’s Aukra yard in Norway. It measures 107 m long by 24 m wide with a dwt of 4,982, can accommodate 90 people and has a bollard pull of 349 tonnes.