Petrobras signs contracts for more OSVsNews // February 10, 2014
On 6 February, Petrobras' Executive Board approved contracts for eight support vessels for its offshore activities.
These are part of the 3rd Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels (Prorefam).
In this fifth round, four vessels were contracted from Bram, which will build the vessels at the Navship shipyard in Santa Catarina state; three from Starnav, with construction planned for the Detroit shipyard, also in Santa Catarina; and one from Norskan, which will use the STX (Vard) shipyard in Rio de Janeiro state.
Eighty seven vessels have been contracted by the fifth round.
Proposals for the sixth round of contracts were received on February 4, and are currently undergoing technical review.
The seventh round will be launched in March and contracts should be signed in the second half of 2014.