MCS Bags Petrobras Subsea Frame Agreement

Global subsea engineering company MCS has strengthened its relationship with Brazil's national oil company Petrobras with a one-year subsea frame agreement.

This is the third such deal between the two companies and the scope agreement comprises technical engineering for multibore hybrid risers, bundles flowlines and pipe-in-pipe constructs.

MCS currently provides technical support for Petrobras' flexible and rigid subsea pipes and risers, subsea equipment and integrity management as well as pipeline engineering services.

This latest win follows significant investment by MCS into the recruitment and development of its Brazilian workforce after the company established a dedicated presence in Rio de Janeiro in 2004. The company now employs 15 people in South America with full support and expertise from the company's specialist engineers around the globe.

"MCS has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Petrobras," said Otavio Serta, director of MCS in Brazil. "This new contract award consolidates MCS' position in the Brazilian market, demonstrating our capability to cover locally a wide range of services in the subsea industry to a consistently high standard."

MCS has offices in Galway, Aberdeen, Houston, Perth, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. The company currently employs more than 200 people and provides engineering solutions including integrity management, proprietary software and hardware expertise, across a wide variety of subsea and riser projects worldwide.