Skandi Açu begins long-term charter offshore Brazil

Offshore staff

PARIS – TechDof Brasil AS has taken delivery of the pipelay support vessel Skandi Açu.

The vessel has been approved for hire by Petrobras and has started its eight-year contract.

The Skandi Açu is the first of four PLSVs fixed on long-term charters with Petrobras, which were awarded to the Technip and DOF Subsea joint venture in August 2013.

The vessel is designed to achieve a 650-ton laying tension capacity, thus enabling the installation of large diameter flexible pipes in ultra-deepwater environments, such as the Brazilian presalt.

The vessel was built by VARD in Romania and Norway, and the main pipelaying equipment by Huisman in Czech Republic and in the Netherlands. The Skandi Açu has gone through complete sea-trials and acceptance tests by Petrobras.

The long-term financing of the vessel is arranged by Société Générale, GIEK, and Eksportkreditt.


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The Skandi Açu has started its eight-year contract with Petrobras. (Photo courtesy DOF Subsea)

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