Two big Asian shipyard groups have submitted competing commercial offers in a much-anticipated Petrobras tender for the supply of a giant floating production, storage and offloading vessel to serve the Buzios-9 project offshore Brazil — and bids could lead to multiple orders.

Petrobras welcomed offers on 30 May for the P-80 FPSO — the ninth of 12 planned floaters designed to develop massive recoverable volumes from the giant Buzios pre-salt field in the Santos basin.

Industry sources told Upstream that Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard emerged on top with a bid worth $2.98