PARIS/HOUSTON – The Skandi Recife, a Brazilian-flagged flexible lay and construction vessel owned by the 50:50 TechnipFMC/DOF joint venture, has started an eight-year charter contract for Petrobras offshore Brazil.
It will work in the Campos, Santos, and Espírito Santo basins.
The vessel is equipped with a vertical lay system tower, a 2,500-ton under deck carousel and two work-class ROVs, allowing it to lay flexible pipes in water depths up to 2,500 m (8,202 ft).
It was built by the Vard Promar Brazilian yard, where sister shipSkandi Olinda, is currently under construction.
TechnipFMC will manage flexible pipelay, while DOF will be responsible for marine operations.