On August 3rd DOF Subsea, through a Joint Venture with Technip, officially took delivery of Skandi Vitoria, the new flagship for their fleet in Brazil.
The Pipelay Vessel, built by STX Europe Brasil, is the first PLSV ever built in Brazil. With a STX Europe OSCV 6 design, Skandi Vitoria is well suited for pipe laying, subsea construction, installation and maintenance work.
Skandi Vitoria's diesel electric propulsion system and impressive dimensions - 150,2m l.o.a., 27m breadth and 12m depth moulded - allow her to operate in waters down to 3,000 m deep. She is well equipped with a vertical and horizontal pipelay system, a carousel for 2000T product, a second carousel for 750T product, two work class ROVs and a 250T active heave compensated crane.
Skandi Vitoria will begin work on a 4+4 year contract for Petrobras, which is anticipated to commence in October. Norskan Offshore Ltda will be responsible for the marine manning and vessel operations while Technip Brasil will perform the pipelay and ROV services.
Skandi Vitoria is 80% financed by BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank.