Petrobras has contracted three flexible pipelaying support vessels (PLSVs) to assist in operations in the Campos and Santos basins offshore Brazil.

As reported by Upstream back in April, the Brazilian state-controlled company received a flurry of bids in a tender aimed at replacing some PLSVs from its fleet while also adding new capacity to its massive subsea operations in the pre-salt province.

Petrobras awarded a joint venture between TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea a pair of three-year charters for its PLSVs Skandi Niteroi and Skandi Vitoria, with operations set to start in February 2022.