TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea, owners of Skandi Recife, have announced both the vessel’s delivery and commencement of its eight-year contract with Brazilian energy company Petrobras.
The flexible lay and construction vessel will operate in Petrobras’s Campos, Santos and Espírito Santo basins, all of which are offshore Brazil.
The Brazilian-flagged Skandi Recife is 140 m long by 28 m wide and has 10,800 dwt. Equipped with a 340-tonne Huisman vertical lay system tower, a 2,500-tonne underdeck carousel and two work-class ROVs, the vessel can lay flexible pipes in water depths of up to 2,500 m. It holds DNV GL’s Clean Design notation and can accommodate 120 people.
Constructed at Vard’s Promar yard in Brazil, Skandi Recife is owned 50:50 by TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea, with the former managing flexible pipelay and the latter responsible for marine operations.
TechnipFMC subsea activities president Hallvard Hasselknippe said: “We are very proud of this significant addition to our fleet in Brazil and to our partnership with DOF.
“The delivery of Skandi Recife and the commencement of a new contract with Petrobras reinforces our commitment to the development of the Brazilian market and our extensive ultra-deep water pipelaying experience”
A sister vessel, Skandi Olinda, is currently under construction at Vard Promar, with a high rate of Brazilian national content.
Bergen-headquartered DOF Subsea oversees a fleet of 23 vessels aside from Skandi Recife and Skandi Olinda. Energy industry service company TechnipFMC has headquarters in Houston, Paris and London and manages a fleet of 20 vessels.