Decommissioning seeks maritime support – Cação field

05/08/2019

Bidders to the contract to decommission the platforms of the Cação field seek vessels with shipowners

The decommissioning market for offshore platforms in Brazil begins to tinker with the maritime support segment. Bidders to the contract to withdraw fixed platforms from the Cação field in the Campos Basin are seeking PSVs, FSVs (personal transport) and heavy lifts (boats with crane to lift jackets).

According to data from the Brazilian Association of Maritime Support Companies (Abeam), there are 147 PSVs and 17 FSVs in the country. The heavy lift will have to be brought in from outside to carry out the service, which is scheduled to start in March 2020.

Among the companies owning heavy lifts are Allseas, Boa Offshore, Boskalis, Jumbo Maritime, OOS International and Subsea 7.

The Call for Tender for Cação provides for the removal of all surface equipment and materials, such as gangways, cranes, topsides and jackets, as well as materials identified with the presence of naturally occurring radiation (NORM) .

The deadline for submission of proposals is June 3.

In addition to the PCA-1, 2 and 3, Petrobras has seven decommissioning projects at an advanced stage of detail: the FPSOs of Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro, Piranema and P-XXXIII and semi-submersibles P-VII, P -XII and P-XV. The last four must be auctioned by the state.

Tenders in maritime support

As published by BE Petróleo, Petrobras is currently promoting bids to charter a dive support vessel (DSV), an oil recovery (OSRV) and a P5 for passenger transportation.

Last week, Shell launched a tender to hire two AHTSs equipped with remote-operated submarine robots (ROVs) to perform repair activities on the FPSO Fluminense anchor lines at Parque das Conchas (BC-10). The contract will be 80 days, starting between June and July.

Source: Brazil Energy Magazine

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