Norway’s offshore shipowner DOF Group wins two long-term contracts from Petrobas. The first is a major contract for the pipelay support vessel (PLSV) Skandi Niterói, whilst the second is a very large deal for the anchor handling support vessel (AHTS) Skandi Botafogo.

The Brazilian-built and flagged PLSV Skandi Niterói is awarded a three-year firm plus option contract starting in 2025.

The vessel is owned by DOFCON Navegação Ltda, a joint venture between DOF Subsea (50%) and TechnipFMC (50%).

The Brazilian-built and flagged AHTS Skandi Botafogo (181t BP), that is currently contracted by Petrobras until the first quarter of 2025, is awarded a four-year firm plus one-year option contract starting in 2025 in sequence to the current contract.

As it is disclosed by the company, prior to the commencement, the vessel will have a work class ROV rated 3,000m installed on board delivering an AHTS 180t BP + ROV for the same tender as Skandi Amazonas and Skandi Rio.

Mons S. Aase, chief executive of DOF Group ASA, said: “We are thrilled to announce both another award for our PLSV fleet in Brazil and the AHTS contract, which builds backlog into the 2nd quarter of 2029. These long-term awards demonstrate our unique position in Brazil.”