Very nice and further sign that big things are afoot in offshore with a very bright future indeed!
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) on Tuesday said it has secured a US$385.5 million order to build a semisubmersible well intervention rig from Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX).
The vessel is scheduled for delivery in January 2015 and will be able to perform top hole drilling, subsea construction, and decommissioning well intervention.
The contract isn’t expected to have any material impact on Sembcorp Marine’s earnings for the year ending Dec. 31.
-By Sam Holmes, Dow
I guess the semi will be a sister to the Q4000 or at least very similar. I wonder if Helix plans to bring it to the GoM? If so, more jobs for Americans because Helix is a standup company and doesn’t hide being the smokescreen that qualified American mariners are not available.
Thanks as always to the gCaptain staff for posting this newsearlier!