SERVICES company Technip has signed a four year extension of its five-year initial contract with Petrobras S.A. for its flexible pipes logistic base (BAVIT), located in Vitória, Brazil.

Extended at the end of April, the initial contract was signed in January 2011.

Technip said the scope covers storage, handling, inspection, testing, load-out (two simultaneous vessel load-out points), internal cleaning and maintenance of flexible pipes.

With a handling capacity of 300 tonnes, the base has a storage capacity for 220 reels and serves as the main load-out point for all pre-salt flexible pipes.

Technip president in Brazil, Adriano Novitsky said the company was proud of this contract.

“In 2016, the logistic base has reached the significant milestone of eight years of operation without lost time injury.”

“This achievement demonstrates that the culture of HSE has become sustainable and the renewal of this contract is a demonstration that we have been performing as expected by our client, ensuring high standards of quality and safety in the operations”.

This award recognises Technip’s position in Brazil leveraging its full integration which covers engineering, fabrication, logistics and installation, the company said.