Under one of two contracts it secured in Brazil, DOF Subsea will perform subsea work for the development of a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) that will supply gas for a new power plant in the South American country
To support the project, DOF Subsea will deploy offshore construction support vessel (CSV) Skandi Seven in May to install a riser and umbillical for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). The FSRU will supply natural gas to the Porto Sergipe I power plant, under construction in Barra dos Coqueiros, in Brazil's Sergipe state.
Skandi Seven is dynamic positioning class 3 capable STX OSCV 03 design, with a 250-tonne offshore crane, 7.2 m x 7.2 m moonpool, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) hangars port and starboard and helideck.
The 20-day contract was awarded to DOF Subsea by Sapura Energy do Brasil for the power plant’s developer and operator Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe SA (CELSE). The contract contains four five-day options.
CELSE was formed in 2015 by Brazilian utility EBrazil and Golar Power, a joint venture (JV) of Golar LNG and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. FSRU Golar Nanook, with a capacity of 170,000 m3 FSRU, will be chartered to CELSE for 26 years. The power plant is scheduled to open in 2020.
Under a separate second contract, DOF Subsea will deploy the pipelay supply vessel (PLSV) Skandi Niterói in the next few months to TechnipFMC for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II SURF Project in Brazil.
Skandi Niterói, a Brazilian-flagged flexible lay and construction vessel, was built in Brazil and is owned by a JV formed by DOF (50%) and TechnipFMC (50%).