Solstad Offshore and Rimorchiatori Riuniti group have secured long-term contracts for offshore support vessels in Brazil
Norway-headquartered Solstad gained a contract for its anchor handling tug supply vessel Normand Turmalina for work in Brazil. This 2006-built, UT 722L-design vessel (listed as BOS Turmalina on Solstad’s website) will support drilling on the Atlanta oilfield in the Santos Basin offshore southeast Brazil from May 2021. Enauta Energia chartered the 80.4-m anchor handler for a fixed period of 18 months and has options to extend this for a further two years.
The Atlanta field is in Block BS-4 of the Santos Basin, south of Rio de Janeiro. It is being developed by Enauta with a network of subsea wells scheduled to be tied back to an existing floating production storage and offloading vessel in 2022.
Solstad has also sold a platform supply vessel this week. It sold Farstad Supply’s Far Splendour to an unnamed company on 10 May, saying the “sale of the vessel will result in an immaterial accounting effect for Q2 2021.”
Rimorchiatori Riuniti group’s Finarge has secured employment for its anchor handler AH Liguria with Brazilian state energy group Petrobras for two years. This vessel will continue to operate offshore Italy during May, before being mobilised to Brazil for an upgrade and to change to the Brazilian flag, according to Shipping Italy.
Finarge also has a long-term contract with Petrobras for another of its anchor handlers. AH Giorgio P has been fixed by the energy group for another four years, starting in February 2022. This is an extension to its existing contract as AH Giorgio P has been working in Brazil since it was delivered in 2006.
In Norway, Havila Shipping gained a contract extension for two of its PSVs in Denmark. Total DK has declared options for three months for vessels Havila Herøy and Havila Fanø, starting 1 June 2021. Total DK has further four-month extensions for each vessel.
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