June 11, 2019
Petrobras has launched a tender to charter vessels to support remote-operated submarine robot operations (RSVs). The competition is divided into two lots, the first of which provides for a two-year contract, and the second, a three-year agreement. The deadline for submission of proposals ends on July 10.
The vessels should be equipped with dynamic positioning system DP2 and capable of operating in water depths of up to 3,000 m, performing geodetic survey, inspection, maintenance, repair and support to the implementation of new submarine systems with ROV assistance.
Currently, Petrobras has nine RSVs in its fleet, including Skandi Commander, Skandi Chieftain, Skandi Olympia and Skandi Hav of DOF, which were contracted this year.
According to data from the Brazilian Association of Maritime Support Companies (Abeam), there are another eight RSVs in the country as of March: Joe Griffin and Wildebeest, from the Edison Chouest group; CBO Campos, CBO Guanabara, CBO Isabella and CBO Manoella, of Companhia Brasileira de Offshore; Far Saga (SolstadFarstad); Fugro Aquarius (Fugro); and Sealion Amazon and Toisa Valiant (Sealion).
Source: Brazil Energy Magazine