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    Petrobras approves contracts for more vessels

    News // December 24, 2014

    In the seventh and final round of its Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels (Prorefam), Petrobras has approved contracts for 11 newbuilds.

    Broker Seabrokers said Petrobras will contract nine units from its PSV 4500 category, eight from Bram Offshore and one from CBO. Additionally, two vessels will be chartered from the AHTS 18,000 category; both of these are to be built by CBO.

    Through the Prorefam process, Petrobras had set a target of chartering a total of 146 vessels. With these latest awards, Petrobras has contracted 121 vessels over the seven rounds, leaving a deficit of 25 units from the initial target.

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