OCTOBER 23, 2012 – Brazil's Bravante Group has awarded Rolls-Royce a GBP 24 million (about $38.5 million) order to design and equip four UT 775 SE platform supply vessels (PSVs) that will be built at its Estaleiro São Miguel shipyard and chartered to Petrobras.
Located at the Port of Gradim in the municipality of São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, the São Miguel Shipyard was recently remodeled to meet new market demands for the construction, repair and modernization of offshore vessels. It has two dry docks and facilities capable of delivering up to six vessels the size of a PSV 4500 per year.
Following the successful delivery of the Rolls-Royce designed Mar Limpo II on schedule to Petrobras in August, Bravante Group now has eight Rolls-Royce vessels under construction at the São Miguel shipyard.
Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President-Offshore says the latest contract consolidates Rolls-Royce's strong support of the growth in Brazil's offshore oil and gas industry.
"We are very pleased that Bravante Group has again chosen these technologically-advanced Rolls-Royce PSVs to meet the challenges of deepwater operations off the coast of Brazil," he said.
In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will supply a wide range of onboard equipment including Azipull and bow thrusters, deck machinery, a bulk handling system, Active Front End (AFE) frequency converters, automation and control systems and a dynamic positioning system.