Petrobras unveils seventh local newbuild roundNews // March 25, 2014
Petrobras in Brazil has unveiled its seventh local newbuild round for PSV 4500 A&B, AHTS 15000T, AHTS 18000, AHTS 21000 vessels, under the ‘Prorefam’ local newbuild fleet renewal programme.
As broker Nor-Ocean Offshore reported, the previous round attracted a large number of bidders in the PSV 4500 category, but only a limited number of bids in the AHTS categories.
The number of bidders and rates in the AHTS categories will therefore be the key to follow in this round – especially in terms of the potential for incremental demand for international AHTS tonnage from Petrobras over the coming years.
The tender is scheduled to close June 27th 2014 with contract execution by October 30th 2014.