Helix provides update on well intervention fleetNews // November 13, 2012
Helix Energy Solutions Group has been awarded its initial customer contractual commitments for the Helix 534.
Helix 534 was acquired in August from Transocean and is undergoing modifications and upgrades necessary for conversion into a well intervention vessel at the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore.
Helix 534 is scheduled to sail from Singapore during the first quarter of 2013 and after transit to the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to be placed into service in late second quarter 2013. Backlog for the Helix 534 involves work in the Gulf of Mexico and extends into 2016.
Q4000 has extended its strong contractual backlog through 2014, with strong customer interest into 2016.
Helix has also announced that Skandi Constructor has also received its initial contractual awards. Skandi Constructor is a chartered vessel and is expected to enter the Helix well intervention fleet in the spring of 2013. Its initial contract involves work in the North Sea and follows with a project off the eastern Canadian coast.
Helix’s two existing North Sea-based well intervention vessels, Seawell and Well Enhancer, have been awarded customer contracts into the fourth quarter of 2013.