Prosafe's Flotel Wins $73M, 650-day Contract in Brazil

December 8, 2022

Safe Zephyrus - Credit:Geir Vinnes/MarineTraffic.com
Safe Zephyrus - Credit:Geir Vinnes/MarineTraffic.com

Prosafe has signed a contract with Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Zephyrus semi-submersible accommodation rig for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil. This will be Prosafe's third rig on a contract with Petrobras after Safe Notos and Safe Eurus.

The contract is firm for 650 days, and the rig will start working for the Brazilian national oil company on May 1, 2023. The contract is worth around $73 million (equivalent to USD 112,500-day rate).

Built in 2016, the Safe Zephyrus is a DP3 semi-submersible accommodation rig, with beds for 450 people in single-man cabins.

The Safe Zephyrus will start mobilization to Brazil soon after the conclusion of its current contract in the North Sea with BP at ETAP in mid-December 2022. 

"Certain contract and regulatory compliance scopes will be performed en route to ensure an efficient contract commencement," Prosafe said.

Jesper Kragh Andresen, CEO of Prosafe says: “With both the Safe Notos and Safe Eurus operating on long term contracts with Petrobras, there are clear synergies when introducing the Safe Zephyrus into Brazil. Prosafe very much looks forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Petrobras, in a region where both rates and demand are increasing.”

Safe Zephyrus Specs, as shared by Prosafe
Registered nameSafe Zephyrus
Built2016
DesignGVA 3000E
Max no of beds450 (all in single cabins)
Deck areaapprox. 1 000m²
Power generation31 200 kW
GangwayTelescopic hydraulic 38.0 m +/- 7.5 m
Mooring system12 point wire winches
Station keepingDP3
Thrusters6 x 4.0 MW Azimuth
CranesPort-side: 50 tonnes Starboard-side: 50 tonnes



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