Gulmar Offshore’s newest diving-support vessel (DSV) is heading to Brazil after securing a contract with Petrobras and geophysical contractor Fugro.
Sharjah-based Gulmar says the 11,880-hp Gulmar Atlantis (built 2011) will work a six-month charter that will involve diving and ROV services.
In a note to clients, Gulmar chief Patrick Chapalain said: "Brazil is a very dynamic market for offshore oil and gas. This contract will be an opportunity to display the versatility and high-end capabilities of the vessel, in terms of SAT diving, ROV and construction support, both in shallow and deep water."
Chapalain says US offshore owner Otto Candies, which sealed a five-year DSV deal with Petrobras in April, is also involved in the project.
Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction's Youngdo facility in Busan, South Korea delivered the Gulmar Atlantis in March. Its sister ship, the Gulmar Da Vinci, is expected to hit the water in around September.
Both ships were ordered in 2007 for more than KRW 100bn per ship.
Published : July 26, 2011