PARIS -- Petrobras has awarded Technip a $200-million contract for the four-year charter of the Sunrise 2000 flexible pipe laying vessel. The contract could be renewed for four years.
TheSunrise 2000 is a dynamically positioned vessel designed to install flexible flowlines and umbilicals in water depths to 2,000 m (6,562 ft). The vessel can simultaneously lay three lines, either flowlines or umbilicals. A built-in carousel provides the vessel with a cargo capacity of 3,775 tons of products to facilitate three-line pipelaying. The Sunrise 2000 is also equipped with Technip's patented vertical lay system, which allows the installation of flexible pipes up to a maximum dynamic load of 270 tons.
The vessel, which has been under long-term contract with Petrobras since 1995, has installed subsea pipes for the Roncador, Albacora Leste, Marlim, and Marlim Sul fields.