Fugro deploys support vessel for Petrobras contract in Brazil


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Fugro has been awarded an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract by Petrobras in Brazil.

Under the contract, Fugro will deploy its new 83-m ROV support vessel, Fugro Aquarius, for the IRM activities. The contract duration is one year with an option for an additional year.

Fugro Aquarius has been designed specifically for operations in the challenging conditions offshore Brazil. Capable of operating in water depths of 3,000 m, the vessel was built in Brazil and the local content exceeds 60%. Specialized equipment on board includes two 150HP Fugro FCV3000 work class ROV systems.

Commenting on the award, Mathilde Scholtes, Managing Director, Fugro Brazil, said, “This contract reinforces Fugro’s market leadership in the IRM segment in Brazil, and underlines the success of Fugro’s long-term relationship with Petrobras.”

Operations will commence in April 2016.

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