Petrobras takes DOF vessel for ops in Brazil

Thanks to the award of a long-term charter contract, Norway’s DOF Group has secured work in Brazil for one of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.

DOF disclosed on Wednesday, 25 January 2022, that Petrobras has awarded a four-year firm charter contract to its Brazilian affiliate, Norskan Offshore, for the AHTS Skandi Ipanema to operate as AHTS-TS or TO. This deal also includes a one-year extension option.

Petrobras taken DOF vessel for ops in Brazil
Skandi Ipanema; Source: DOF Group

According to DOF, the gross value of the contract that is planned to start in the third quarter of 2023 is approximately $51 million.

Mons Aase, CEO of DOF Group, remarked: “I’m very pleased with this award adding more backlog for our AHTS fleet in Brazil and look forward to delivering high-quality services to Petrobras.”

The 2010-built AHTS Skandi Ipanema is of the STX AH 05 design and was delivered by STX. This vessel can accommodate 38 people.

Regarding DOF’s recent deals, it is worth noting that the firm won multiple new jobs for its vessels in December 2022 in the Atlantic region with an undisclosed operator in West Africa.

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Following a series of contracts from September 2022 in the Atlantic region and in the Gulf of Mexico, the Norwegian player also secured a contract extension in Brazil for another AHTS vessel, along with new contracts in West Africa and in the North Sea.