DOF Group Secures Subsea Contracts in Norway and Brazil

A Norwegian offshore support vessel owner has recently announced that they have secured two significant long-term contracts for subsea maintenance work. The contracts include maintenance services on Equinor’s subsea systems in Norway and a pipeline installation project in Brazil.

Equinor has awarded a contract to DOF Group for the provision of inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) services on their assets in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract is set to last for up to three years starting from April 2025, with the possibility of extending it for another three years. DOF Group will be responsible for project management, engineering, procurement, and logistics solutions related to the IMR activities across Equinor’s subsea assets.

DOF Group will be deploying their purpose-built IMR vessel, Rem Offshore’s Rem Inspector, equipped with their module handling system and three remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to carry out the work. The company’s CEO, Mons Aase, expressed the importance of this contract for the success of Equinor and emphasized the collaboration between the two companies in the years ahead.

In addition to the contract in Norway, DOF Group will also be providing their pipelay support vessel, Skandi Vitória, to Petrobras in Brazil for a period of three years starting in 2025, with options for contract extensions. The vessel, owned by DOFcon Navegação, a joint venture between DOF Subsea and TechnipFMC, will be involved in the pipeline installation project in Brazil.

These contract awards highlight the increasing demand for subsea construction and maintenance vessels by major energy companies, as they prepare for the challenges of the second half of this decade. The tight vessel supply in the subsea construction support market will be a key topic of discussion at the upcoming Riviera’s Offshore Support Journal, Americas, conference in Houston, US.