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Singapore shipyard builds 2nd semi-sub for Helix

16th September 2013

Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Juron Shipyard bags USD 346m deal to build Helix a Q7000 deepwater semi-submersible well intervention rig

Singapore shipyard builds 2nd semi-sub for Helix
The platform will be able to operate in deep waters such as those of the North Sea and West Africa

The subsidiary of a Singapore-based shipyard has landed a USD 346m contract to build a new semi-submersible well intervention rig for a US oil and gas services company, it emerged on Monday.

 

Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard will build a second semi-submersible well intervention rig for US subsea well intervention company Helix Energy Solutions Group.

 

Named Q7000, the unit is a purpose-designed semi-submersible light well intervention rig capable of performing conventional and extended top hole drilling, subsea construction, decommissioning well intervention, coiled tubing operations and twin ROV deployment.

 

The platform will be able to operate in deep waters such as those of the North Sea and West Africa.

 

The dynamic positioning (DP) unit is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016 and will be built based on a design jointly developed by Sembcorp Marine Technology Pte Ltd (SMTP), Sembcorp Marine’s R&D subsidiary, and Helix.