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Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS), a subsidiary of Aker Solutions , has secured a $465m contract from Petrobras to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil.

Under the five-year contract, AKOFS will deliver services from the Aker Wayfarer vessel.

The contract, which will commence in the fourth-quarter of 2016, has an option to extend for five additional years.

The Aker Wayfarer vessel will be equipped at a yard in Norway to become a deepwater subsea equipment support vessel (SESV).

The vessel will feature a fibre-rope deployment system, deck skidding systems and a subsea orientation equipment system.

AKOFS will install and retrieve subsea trees and modules, including subsea structures and manifolds.

"AKOFS said the Aker Wayfarer will be the second vessel of this type operated by the company in Brazil."

AKOFS said the Aker Wayfarer will be the second vessel of this type operated by the company in Brazil.

Prior to the new contract, the company has operated the Skandi Santos vessel to carry out SESV services for Petrobras since March 2010.

AKOFS will become part of the oilfield services investment firm Akastor at the end of September; Akastor will be one of two firms established as part of the planned separation of Aker Solutions.

Aker Solutions, which employs 28,000 people in approximately 30 countries, offers products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry.


Image: Aker Solutions Drilling drill ship. Photo: courtesy of Aker Solutions.

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