PARIS – The pipelay support vessel Skandi Búzios has started an eight-year charter contract with Petrobras offshore Brazil.
Under a joint venture agreement,TechnipFMC, which owns 50% of the vessel, is responsible for engineering and management of its flexible pipelay operations. Norskan, a subsidiary of DOF Subsea, which holds the remaining 50%, is responsible for marine operations.
TheSkandi Búzios is the sister vessel to the Skandi Açu, which started its charter contract for Petrobras last August.
Both have a flexible pipelay tension capacity of 650 tons, allowing them to lay large- diameter flexible pipes in the ultra-deepwater Brazilian presalt areas.