TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea, owners of Skandi Recife, have announced both the vesselís delivery and commencement of its eight-year contract with Brazilian energy company Petrobras.
The flexible lay and construction vessel will operate in Petrobrasís Campos, Santos and EspŪrito Santo basins, all of which are offshore Brazil.
The Brazilian-flagged Skandi Recife is 140 m long by 28 m wide and has 10,800 dwt. Equipped with a 340-tonne vertical lay system tower, a 2,500-tonne underdeck carousel and two work-class ROVs, the vessel can lay flexible pipes in water depths of up to 2,500 m. It holds DNV GLís ĎClean Designí notation and can accommodate 120 people.
Constructed at Vardís Promar yard in Brazil, Skandi Recife is owned 50:50 by TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea, with the former managing flexible pipelay and the latter responsible for marine operations.
A sister vessel, Skandi Olinda, is currently under construction at Vard Promar with a high rate of Brazilian national content.
Bergen-headquartered DOF Subsea oversees a fleet of 23 vessels aside from Skandi Recife and Skandi Olinda.
Energy industry service company TechnipFMC has headquarters in Houston, Paris and London and manages a fleet of 20 vessels.