TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea were awarded significant long-term charter and services contracts from Petrobras for its next round of shallow and deepwater oilfield development and decommissioning projects in Brazil
Brazilian-built and flagged pipelaying vessels Skandi Vitória and Skandi Niteroi will carry out the contracts. Classed by DNV, the vessels are owned by DOFCON Navegação, a 50/50 joint venture between TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea.
The contract is for three years starting in February 2022, with options to extend for other projects.
It plans to operate 2011-built Skandi Niteroi mostly in shallow waters, while 2010-built Skandi Vitória will work in shallow and deep water. Both vessels will perform decommissioning and subsea installation work during the three years to 2025.
“Our vessels serve as an important component of the strong flexible pipe ecosystem we have in Brazil,” said TechnipFMC president for subsea Jonathan Landes.
“We are proud to extend our multi-decade relationship with Petrobras through these long-term contracts, which are built on close collaboration and our client’s trust in our ability to safely and efficiently deliver quality.”
TechnipFMC classes a significant contract as between US$75M and US$250M. These contracts will be included in its Q3 2021 financial results.
Skandi Vitória and Skandi Niteroi were built to a STX OSCV 06 design with an overall length of 142.2 m, breadth of 27 m and accommodation for 120 people.
Separately, Petrobras has also awarded a contract extension to DOF Subsea for its diving support vessel Skandi Achiever. This 2007-built, STX DSV 06 design vessel will provide ROV and diving services to Petrobras until Q4 2022.
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