Photo: Safe Eurus; Source: Prosafe

Prosafe revealed as winner of yet another Petrobras tender

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has been declared the winner of yet another bidding process launched by Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Eurus semi-submersible unit for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil.

Prosafe revealed on Wednesday it has been declared the winner of a bidding process for a four-year contract by Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Eurus. However, a potential contract award and the timing of the contract award are subject to a formal process during which other bidders may appeal within the next week.

If awarded, the contract has a firm period commitment of four years and the start date is in 1Q/2Q 2023 following on from the expiry of the current contract. The total value of the contract associated with the bidding process is approximately $126 million.

Built by China’s COSCO, the Safe Eurus is a Dynamically Positioned (DP3) semi-submersible safety and maintenance support vessel, capable of operating in harsh environments. It can accommodate up to 500 persons, has extensive recreation facilities, and a large capacity open deck area and telescopic gangway. When operating the vessel, Prosafe will focus on reducing emissions through innovative energy performance monitoring and associated fuel consumption reduction.

About a month ago, Prosafe was also declared the winner of a bidding process for a four-year contract by Petrobras in Brazil for the provision of the Safe Notos unit. Just like the latest one, this contract was subject to a formal process during which other bidders had an option to appeal. The formal contract award to Prosafe was announced in early May with the expected start date in 3Q/4Q 2022.

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