TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea (DOF) announce that the Skandi Recife, a Brazilian-flagged versatile lay and development vessel owned by the three way partnership fashioned between TechnipFMC (50%) and DOF (50%), commenced its Eight-year constitution contract with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras). The vessel will work within the Campos, Santos and Espírito Santo basins.
Skandi Recife has state-of-the-art pipelay and marine expertise. She has a 340 tons Vertical Lay System (VLS) tower, 2,500 tons underdeck carousel and two work-class ROVs*, permitting her to put versatile pipes in water depths as much as 2,500 meters. She was constructed by Vard Promar Brazilian yard, the place her sister ship, Skandi Olinda, is at the moment below development, with a excessive price of Brazilian nationwide content material.
Under the TechnipFMC/DOF three way partnership settlement, TechnipFMC will handle versatile pipelay, and DOF might be chargeable for marine operations.
Hallvard Hasselknippe, President of Subsea actions at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are very happy with this vital addition to our fleet in Brazil and to our partnership with DOF. The supply of Skandi Recife and the graduation of a brand new contract with Petrobras reinforce our dedication to the event of the Brazilian market and our in depth ultra-deepwater pipelaying expertise.”
DOF Subsea CEO, Mons S. Aase, mentioned: “Taking supply of Skandi Recife and commencing the contract with Petrobras is a crucial milestone in our partnership with TechnipFMC. We are happy with this vital addition to our Brazilian fleet and stay up for seeing the vessel in operation within the years to come back.” (Source: TechnipFMC)
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