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DOF Subsea awarded MPSV vessel contract by Petrobras

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The DOF Group has announced another contract award in Brazil for the Libra Consortium, supporting Petrobras' operation activities on the Brazilian continental shelf.

Petrobras has awarded DOF Subsea a three year MPSV vessel contract for the Mero field. Skandi Salvador is the vessel that will operate 2 x WROV for 24 hours providing inspection, maintenance and subsea commissioning services in water depths of up to 2500 m, including shallow dive services with Oceânica.

DOF Subsea Brazil will be responsible for the ROV operations while Norskan will be responsible for marine operations. Both companies are 100% owned subsidiaries of DOF ASA.

Mons S. Aase, CEO in DOF Group said: "I am very pleased over being awarded this long-term contract with Petrobras. The award further strengthens DOF's position in the IMR market in Brazil. DOF Subsea is dedicated to deliver efficient services without compromise to safety."

Libra Consortium is led by Petrobras - with a 40% interest - in partnership with Shell Brasil (20%) ; Total (20%), CNODC (10%) and CNOOC Limited (10%). The consortium also has the participation of the state-owned company Pré-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA) as manager of the Production Sharing Agreement.

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