Brazil: Veripos to Provide Positioning Services for Petrobras’ BGL-1 Pipelay Barge
VERIPOS has been awarded a long-term contract by Petrobras for provision of positioning services in support of the Brazilian state-owned company’s BGL-1 pipeline installation barge operations.
Under the two-year contract, which includes an option for a further two years, VERIPOS will provide the 122-metre dynamically-positioned barge with continuous choice of its all-purpose Standard, Ultra and Differential Glonass positioning services supported by LD2-G2 mobile receiver equipment and Verify QC software for real-time position and quality control information.
The contract is the second to have recently been awarded to VERIPOS by Petrobras following an agreement last year to provide the Brazilian organization with comparable positioning services in support of rig moves and 15 support vessels engaged in pipelay, anchor-handling and flowline installation undertakings.
Commenting on the latest agreement, Stephen Browne, Regional Manager of VERIPOS’s Houston-based Americas region, said: “It marks a further important stage in our continuing development of services for the Brazilian offshore industry following recent establishment of specialist support and workshop facilities at our local base in Rio Das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro”.
Source: Veripos , March 16,, 2011;