DOF Subsea (DOF) and TechnipFMC announce that the Skandi Olinda, a Brazilian-flagged flexible lay and construction vessel, has commenced its 8-year charter contract with Petrobras.
Skandi Olinda has state-of-the-art pipelay and marine technology. She has a 340-ton Vertical Lay System (VLS) tower capacity, a 2,500-ton underdeck carousel, and two work-class ROVs**, allowing her to lay flexible pipes in water depths up to 2,500 meters. She was built by Vard Promar Brazilian yard, where her sister ship, Skandi Recife, was also constructed.
Under the DOF/TechnipFMC joint venture agreement, TechnipFMC will manage flexible pipelay, and DOF will be responsible for marine operations.