Brazilian OSV owner CBO has awarded a two-year contract to Germany’s United Offshore Support (UOS) to provide an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel that will be used to provide services to end client Petrobras
“The oil and gas sector in Brazil is recovering from last year’s crisis, so CBO has almost 100% of its fleet in operation,” said CBO technical and commercial director Marcelo Martins. “This new contract with UOS will allow us to continue to attend to our major client in the country with efficiency and excellence.”
UOS will return to Brazil after a four-year absence. UOS operated AHTS vessels in Brazil from 2010 to 2017 from its fleet of 13 AHTS – 11 Moss 424H and two UT 786 CD design vessels.
“This charter is an important milestone for us, and we are happy to finally be back in Brazil having teamed up with CBO to win this work for Petrobras,” said UOS chartering manager Heiko Peters.
“Delivering the vessel to our partner CBO is a challenging but interesting task. The preparations necessary to comply with local and Petrobras’ requirements are not the usual day-to-day routine, which created a fascinating project to work on” said UOS project manager for vessel delivery Artur Buxbaum.
UOS chief executive Howard Woodcock said “After a long break from Brazil, it’s great for a UOS vessel to be back and re-establishing long-term relationships in the region. Such longer-term employment only goes to strengthen UOS and demonstrates our team’s ability to secure valuable work in a challenging and highly competitive marketplace.”
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