OSBIT completes delivery of two well intervention systems to Helix
OSBIT Power, a leading North East England offshore and subsea engineering company, has successfully delivered two well intervention equipment projects, totalling several million pounds, to Helix Well Ops U.K. for installation on the Q7000, currently in-build in Singapore.
Each of the two projects is a bespoke, custom-made system; a set of twin Cursor type ROV Launch and Recovery Systems (ROV LARS), forming OP’s largest contract to date, while its Umbilical & Guide-wire Handling System (UGHS) is a design first for the company.
OSBIT (On Specification, Budget and In Time), based in Riding Mill, Northumberland, had to overcome challenging space constraints and a need to operate in severe weather conditions and sea states, up to 5m Hs (the measure of significant wave heights) to deliver the twin bespoke heavy weather Cursor type ROV Launch and Recovery systems to Helix Well Ops.
The UGHS system facilitates the handling of guide wires and umbilicals above the well head, allowing free and unobstructed access through the moon pool for the launch and recovery of large well equipment.
Both projects are to be installed on Helix’s new Q7000 semi-submersible well intervention vessel.
In March, Helix also awarded OP another large contract to produce three sets of Intervention Tension Frame (ITF) systems. One of these systems will also be installed on the Q7000, with the other two being fitted to the new Siem Helix 1 and Siem Helix 2 vessels that are to be chartered by Helix.
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