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C-Innovation celebrates 15 years of working in Brazil

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C-Innovation do Brasil, was established in Brazil in July 2008, with their first operation taking place in November 2009.

Its first operation took place in November 2009, with two ROVs onboard the Heerema Marine contractors‘ semi submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Hermod, installing two fixed platforms for Statoil (now Equinor) in the Peregrino oilfield in Brazil’s Campos Basin.

In June 2011, Ensco's drill ship, DS-4, arrived in Brazil, equipped with two C-Innovation ROVs on commission to BP. In August the same year, at the group shipyard Navship, in Navegantes, Santa Catarina, C-Innovation do Brasil began the mobilisation of its first ROV onboard a Chouest vessel, the AHTS Olin Conqueror, which was on charter to OGX.

Also in 2011, they began performing its first contract with Petrobras, with an ROV onboard the ROV support vessel (RSV) Joe Griffin. This contract lasted seven years with 3467 dives.

In 2012, the first subsea construction contract began with two ROVs onboard the multi-purpose subsea cessel (MPSV) Holiday, equipped with a 150 t crane, working for Shell. Its performance in a pioneer contract opened doors and consolidated the company's performance in a more comprehensive, technically demanding, and high-quality portfolio of services. The Holiday operated for Shell for five years, and was then replaced by the Island Enforcer in 2017, in a new five-year contract.

Despite the industry-wide challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, C-Innovation do Brasil managed to secure 13 new RSV contracts between 2020 and 2022, and the company reached the milestone of 20 ROVs in operation in Brazil, with two of them dedicated to the Petrobras pipeline decommissioning project. In addition, other contracts were extended.

With 20 ROVs operating on 15 vessels, C-Innovation do Brasil currently employs more than 450 people offshore, providing a wide range of service and activities. This year, four new contracts will be initiated, reaching a total of 24 ROVs in operation by the end of 2023. With that, the company will exceed a total of 500 offshore employees.

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