Sembcorp Marine shipyard to build second semisubmersible for Helix Energy

9/12/2013

Sembcorp Marine shipyard to build second semisubmersible for Helix Energy

SINGAPORE -- Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard has secured a $346 million contract to build a second semisubmersible well intervention rig for Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.

Scheduled for delivery in mid-2016, the semisubmersible light well intervention rig will be built based on a design jointly developed by Sembcorp Marine Technology Pte Ltd, a fully-owned R&D subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, and Helix.

The rig, named Q7000, is an efficient purpose-designed platform with capabilities to perform a wide variety of tasks, including conventional and extended top hole drilling, subsea construction, decommissioning well intervention, coiled tubing operations and twin ROV deployment.

The Dynamic Positioning class 3 unit has the ability to operate in deepwater operations worldwide, including the North Sea and west of Africa.

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