Petrobras has received a flurry of commercial proposals in a tender aimed at contracting several remotely operated vehicle support (RSV) vessels to assist in operations off the Brazilian coast.

The state-controlled oil company has split the RSV tender into eight lots, with four (A, B, C and D) for Brazilian-flagged vessels, which have priority under domestic contracting legislation, and four (E, F, G and H) for foreign-flagged units.

Petrobras is seeking RSVs for periods of three years and — depending on the number of vessels to be contracted — the tender can generate various multi-million-dollar charters.