Maersk Supply Service has won three new contracts with the Brazilian state owned oil company Petrobras (SAO:PETR3) for anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) services offshore Brazil. These 4-year contracts commencing in December 2012 are valued at approximately DKK 1.6 billion (USD $285 million) and have been assigned to Maerk’s L-type vessels, MÃ†RSK LEADER, MÃ†RSK LANCER and MÃ†RSK LAUNCHER. The vessels will be involved in ultra deep water anchor handling with both conventional and torpedo anchors.
“Brazil is a strategically important growth market for Maersk Supply Service, and these contracts reinforce our strong relationship with one of the industry leaders in deepwater exploration and production,” says Carsten Plougmann Andersen, CEO of Maersk Supply Service.
“We have been working with Petrobras since 1977 in ever increasing water depths requiring high safety, environmental, specialized operational performance and the most advanced and powerful vessels. We look forward to continue the deepwater-journey together,” Carsten Plougmann Andersen says.