Prosafe is in the driver’s seat to secure a new contract with Petrobras after placing three of the top four commercial offers in a tender to supply an accommodation and maintenance (flotel) unit to operate in Brazilian waters.

Brazilian operator Petrobras currently has a fleet of six flotels — Safe Notos, Safe Eurus, OOS Tiradentes, Aquarius Brasil, Posh Xanadu and Posh Arcadia — on hire at its major producing fields.

Two industry sources told Upstream that Oslo-listed Prosafe bid aggressively on the tender and finished in the lead with the Safe Concordia vessel for a dayrate of $69,000.