Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has been declared the winner of yet another bidding process launched by Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Eurus semi-submersible unit for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil.

Prosafe revealed on Wednesday it has been declared the winner of a bidding process for a four-year contract by Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Eurus. However, a potential contract award and the timing of the contract award are subject to a formal process during which other bidders may appeal within the next week.

If awarded, the contract has a firm period commitment of four years and the start date is in 1Q/2Q 2023 following on from the expiry of the current contract. The total value of the contract associated with the bidding process is approximately $126 million.

Built by China’s COSCO, the Safe Eurus is a Dynamically Positioned (DP3) semi-submersible safety and maintenance support vessel, capable of operating in harsh environments. It can accommodate up to 500 persons, has extensive recreation facilities, and a large capacity open deck area and telescopic gangway. When operating the vessel, Prosafe will focus on reducing emissions through innovative energy performance monitoring and associated fuel consumption reduction.

About a month ago, Prosafe was also declared the winner of a bidding process for a four-year contract by Petrobras in Brazil for the provision of the Safe Notos unit. Just like the latest one, this contract was subject to a formal process during which other bidders had an option to appeal. The formal contract award to Prosafe was announced in early May with the expected start date in 3Q/4Q 2022.

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