Pipelayer delivered to Odebrecht/Technip consortiumVessel & ROV News // November 6, 2014
The consortium formed by Odebrecht Oil and Gas and Technip has taken delivery of
the pipelay vessel TOP Estrela do Mar.
Seabrokers reports that newbuild is en route to Brazil where sister vessel TOP Coral do Atlantico has recently begun a five-year charter with Petrobras.
Both vessels will install flexible pipelines, umbilicals and risers to connect subsea wells
to floating production units in water depths of up to 2,500m offshore Brazil, including in the pre-salt area.
The value of the contracts to the consortium is around US$1 billion and Petrobras has options to extend the vessels by an additional five years.
The vessels built to the VS 4146 design, and were constructed at DSME’s Okpo shipyard in South Korea. They have a length of 146m, breadth of 30m and accommodation for 120 persons.
Both vessels have a high pipelay tension capacity of 550 tonnes in water depths of 2,500m.