Subsea 7 today announced the award of a contract worth in excess of U$350 million from Petrobras. The contract is for the operation of the pipelay support vessel (PLSV) Kommandor 3000 on a day-rate basis for five years.
Kommandor 3000 will start operations under the contract in 2013, note that during the year Kommandor 3000 will spend approximately 90 days in dry-dock for maintenance.
The work scope is similar to the current contract, including project management, engineering and the installation of Petrobras supplied flexible lines and equipment on a day-rate basis. Kommandor 3000 is a construction/flexlay vessel with a purpose built pipelay system to install flexible lines, umbilicals and equipment in up to 2000m water depth and with a top tension capacity of 150 tonnes.
Victor Bomfim, Senior Vice President for Brazil, said: “Subsea 7 has one of the most advanced vessel fleets in the world for subsea engineering and construction, and we look forward to supporting Petrobras in future developments.”