Prosafe has been declared the winner of a bidding process for a four-year contract by Petróleo Brasileiro SA (‘Petrobras’) for the provision of the Safe Notos semi-submersible vessel for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil. However, a potential contract award and timing of the contract award are subject to a formal process during which other bidders may appeal within the next week or so.

A contract, if awarded, has a firm period commitment of four years and the commencement is in Q3/Q4 2022 following on from the expiry of her current mutually extended three-year contract that commenced in Q4 2016.

The Safe Notos is a technologically advanced and efficient Dynamically Positioned (DP3) semi-submersible safety and maintenance support vessel, capable of operating in harsh environments. The Safe Notos can accommodate up to 500 persons and has extensive recreation facilities and a large capacity open deck area and telescopic gangway. When operating the vessel, Prosafe will have a strong focus on reducing emissions through innovative energy performance monitoring and associated fuel consumption reduction.

Total value of the contract associated with the bidding process is approximately USD 110 million.

Source: https://www.prosafe.com/
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