Brazil's national oil company Petrobras has called on offshore carriers to bid on contracts, and has thus just launched its 7th so-called bidding round, the Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels (Prorefam), in one of the world's largest oil and gas regions.
But Maersk Supply Service, which has been working in Brazil for decades, will likely not bid on the businesses offered for ships sailing under Brazilian flag, says CEO Carsten Plougmann Andersen.
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