Norway’s Subsea 7 announced today the award of a five-year contract by Petrobras for the provision of a dedicated deepwater flexible pipelay vessel for operations offshore Brazil commencing H2 2014. The estimated contract value is approximately $500 million.

The work scope includes the transport, installation and pre-commissioning of 35 kilometres of flexible pipelines and 20 kilometres of umbilical, connecting 5 wells to the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba. Project management and detailed engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Offshore activities are due to commence in the fourth quarter 2019.

“This contract builds on our track record of project execution offshore Brazil and reflects our commitment to work and learn together with our client to achieve successful solutions. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Total in Brazil, through mutually beneficial collaboration on this project and, in the long-term, on future developments,” said Marcelo Xavier, Subsea 7’s Vice-President Brazil.(

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