Subsea 7 S.A. announced today the award of a five year contract by Petrobras for the provision of a dedicated deepwater flexible pipelay vessel for operations offshore Brazil commencing H2 2014. The estimated contract value is approximately $500 million.
As a result of this award, Subsea 7 will construct a newbuild flexible pipelay vessel. Total costs, upon delivery, are expected to be approximately $350 million and will be funded entirely from the Company’s existing cash resources.
The new vessel will have an overall length of 146 meters, a beam of 30 meters and a Class-2 dynamic positioning system. She will be equipped for transporting and installing flexible flowlines and umbilicals in water depths of up to 3,000 meters including: a Tiltable Lay System with a toptension capability of 550 tonnes, two under-deck storage carousels, a large deck crane and two work-class remotely operated vehicles. Delivery is planned for H2 2014.
Source: Subsea 7, November 14, 2011