DOF gets Brazilian extensions

Oslo: Offshore specialist DOF has said that Petrobras has extended the contract for multipurpose subsea vessel Geoholm (4,150 dwt, built 2006) for a further 18 months. The vessel has been with Petrobras since January 2014, and the new contract will see it operating with the Brazilian company until December 2016.

Additionally, Statoil and Norskan Offshore have signed a contract for AHTS Skandi Peregrino (3,051 dwt, built 2010) which is jointly owned by DOF and Akastor. The vessel has been operating for Statoil in Brazil since 2010, and the new two years plus options contract extends its use until December 2017.

Mons S. Aase, CEO of DOF Subsea, said that he is very pleased with the contract awards and the organization ability to secure long term work in a challenging market.

The total contract value for the firm periods are worth around NOK 575m ($69.8m).

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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