Petrobras AHTS tenders openedNews // March 26, 2010
The eagerly anticipated commercial opening of Petrobras’ four year tender for 18,000 bhp and 21,000 bhp anchor handlers was opened last week.
"Several European and international owners have offered and prices vary a lot," reported broker Nor-Ocean Offshore.
"The prices for the AHTS 21,000 class came in between US$45,500/day up to US$85,000/day (bonuses deducted), whilst for the various AHTS 18,000 classes prices ranged from US$34,000 to US$87,000/day (bonuses deducted)."
"The big bulk of offers (13 out of 21) in the 21,000 class (taking account of bonus deductions), is in the range US$50,000-55,000 (excluding bonus deductions; US$50,000-62,000)," said the broker.