MCS Secures Engineering Support Contract with Petrobras

MCS has won a major contract to provide engineering support to Petrobras. The two year deal will see MCS provide pipeline engineering support to "Engenharia" - the installation and construction arm of Petrobras - from its base in Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian national oil major is currently carrying out several pipeline projects as part of the PLANGAS scheme, a government plan to increase national gas production.

The deal builds on the existing relationship between the two companies which saw Petrobras support the development of MCS' revolutionary PipeLay software which helps engineers analyze offshore pipeline installation.

"I am delighted that MCS has been chosen as to help support Brazil in achieving gas self-sufficiency through this latest pipeline project," said Otavio Serta, operations director of MCS in Rio de Janeiro.

"We have built a strong reputation in the Brazilian market in terms of both our expert knowledge and capacity to deliver across a broad range of subsea services. This contract is reflective of our ongoing commitment to meet the present and future needs of our clients and of the industry as a whole."

MCS is a global subsea engineering company with offices in Galway, Aberdeen, Houston, Rio, Perth and Paris. The company provides engineering and software solutions for the rapidly expanding subsea oil and gas sector. With 170 engineering personnel, it specializes in subsea, pipeline and riser engineering, riser and flowline delivery management, subsea integrity management and drilling services.