APRIL 22, 2013 — Petrobras last week signed contracts for 23 offshore support vessels, as part of its third Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels. The units, type PSV 4500 and OSRV 750, meet 60 percent local content requirements and will be built in Brazil.
Petrobras says "prices presented were competitive, given expected metrics and budgets."
In July this year, Petrobras will go to the market for another 24 offshore support vessels (5th Round), thus fulfilling its 2014 contracting target of 146 vessels to be built in Brazil.
The top table below shows the winning bidders in last week's round. The lower table shows the shipyards they will use.