The contract is for a fixed term of three years valued at BRL 435 million ($1.2 billion) net of taxes and may be extended by another three years. It covers maintenance, storage, supply of parts, and technical assistance for all subsea equipment delivered by Aker Solutions toPetrobras in Brazil.
Aker Solutions said it is opening a new subsea manufacturing center sometime this month in Curitiba, doubling its local production capacity. The company is also upgrading its subsea services unit in Rio das Ostras to better meet customer demand.
The contract will be managed at the base in Rio das Ostras in Rio de Janeiro, at a local content rate of 87%. This builds on a commitment to develop partnerships with national suppliers.
The agreement is similar to one signed in 2011 for maintenance of equipment and other offshore services. Currently, Aker Solutions’ subsea lifecycle services unit has about 360 employees in Brazil, of which 150 are part of the technical team working offshore. The company has about 1,300 employees in the country.
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