Petrobras to Restart P-55 Tender

Brazil's federal energy company Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) will restart a tender to build the P-55 semi-submersible platform, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.

Prices offered in bidding are too high, according to the company.

Brazilian-Singapore shipyard Keppel-Fels offered the lowest price at US$1.65bn, according to unconfirmed press reports. The only other bidder was the Atlantico Sul consortium led by Brazilian engineering company Camargo Correa.

This will become the second tender for offshore producing units that Petrobras has cancelled in recent weeks.

Earlier this month Petrobras said it would restart bidding for the P-57 floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) due to low bids.

Bidders reportedly included the Atlantico Sul consortium and Singapore-Brazilian shipyard Maua-Jurong with prices of about US$1.1bn.

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