Offshore Support Vessels Contracted at DOF Subsea

Published at 08:37AM - 17/08/16

DOF Subsea has been awarded several contracts for offshore support vessels over the last weeks covering the Asia-Pacific region, Brazil and Australia.

Overall, the contracts secured come to a total value of NOK 3.3 billion (£308.85 million) including options.

“I am very pleased with the contract awards, and our global organization’s ability to secure utilization in a challenging market. A highlight has been the award of the long-term IMR contract, the 5+2+2 year IMR contract for Shell Australia, and the new contracts on Skandi Vitoria, Skandi Niteroi and Skandi Salvador,” DOF Subsea CEO Mons S. Aase, said.

Offshore Support Vessels Contracted at DOF Subsea

In the Asia-Pacific region, the company secured the utilisation of the vessels Skandi Singapore and Skandi Hercules.

The scope of work includes project management, engineering, light construction and saturation diving.

DOF Subsea was also awarded a new contract for Skandi Salvador in Brazil.

Meanwhile, in Australia, the firm was awarded a five-year firm contract with two two-year options for full-time underwater services and multi-purpose supply vessel (MPSV) services to the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility located offshore Australia.

Under the contract awarded by Shell Australia, DOF Subsea will provide project management, engineering and integrated services for IMR programs as well as the dedicated vessel and options for other vessels.

Offshore Pipe-Lay Support Vessel Finalised at DOF Subsea

Additionally, DOF Subsea and Technip announced that their 50/50 owned joint venture (JV) TechDof Brasil AS has taken final delivery of the pipe-lay support vessel (PSV) Skandi Açu.

The vessel started an eight-year charter contract with Petrobras and is the first of 4 PLSVs under long-term charters with the Brazilian firm.

Skandi Açu is designed for installation of large diameter flexible pipes in ultra-deep water environments, as is the case of the Brazilian pre-salt.

“This new state-of-the-art PLSV, with the most advanced pipe-lay equipment and highest flexible pipe-lay tension capacity in the world, demonstrates again our extensive ultra-deepwater pipelaying experience, and our commitment to enable projects offshore for our clients,” Technip Subsea President, Hallvard Hasselknippe, stated.