Sembcorp Marine delivers Q7000 well intervention semi-submersible rig to Helix
Sembcorp Marine today delivered the Q7000 well intervention semi-submersible rig to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., following a fruitful collaboration between the two companies to complete the project amid challenging market conditions, the company said in its release.
Measuring 93.6m in length and 61.1m in breadth, the Q7000 was jointly designed by Sembcorp Marine and Helix. The vessel can perform a wide range of production enhancement operations as well as field development support, well cleanup and well decommissioning tasks such as tubing removal and sea floor clearance.
Equipped with an IMO-certified Class 3 Dynamic Positioning System and the Helix-designed Intervention Riser System, the Q7000 is able to execute well intervention and decommissioning operations in water depths of up to 3,000m. This makes the Q7000 suitable for deepwater operations globally, including in the UK North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico as well as offshore West Africa and Brazil.
In February 2015, Sembcorp Marine also delivered to Helix the Q5000, a vessel similar to the Q7000.
The Q7000 is expected to commence its first project in January next year, providing subsea services off the West African coast.
About Sembcorp Marine
Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. Sembcorp Marine customers include major energy companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units. Sembcorp Marine focus on four key capabilities, namely: Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialised Shipbuilding.
Sembcorp Marine operates shipyards and other facilities strategically located in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Brazil.