TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea’s Skandi Recife vessel has kicked off its eight-year charter with Petrobras in the Campos, Santos and Espírito Santo basins.
The flexible lay and construction vessel is owned by a joint venture formed between TechnipFMC (50%) and DOF (50%).
She was built by Vard Promar Brazilian yard, where her sister ship, Skandi Olinda, is currently under construction.
TechnipFMC will manage flexible pipelay and DOF will be responsible for marine operations.
Hallvard Hasselknippe, president of subsea activities at TechnipFMC, said: “We are very proud of this significant addition to our fleet in Brazil and to our partnership with DOF. The delivery of Skandi Recife and the commencement of a new contract with Petrobras reinforce our commitment to the development of the Brazilian market and our extensive ultra-deepwater pipelaying experience.”
DOF Subsea chief executive Mons Aase, said: “Taking delivery of Skandi Recife and commencing the contract with Petrobras is an important milestone in our partnership with TechnipFMC. We are proud of this significant addition to our Brazilian fleet and look forward to seeing the vessel in operation in the years to come.”