British subsea engineering firm Osbit Power has delivered two well intervention equipment projects, worth several million pounds, to Helix Well Ops.
Both projects are to be installed on Helix’s new Q7000 semi-submersible under construction 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), Osbit’s largest contract to date, while its umbilical and guide-wire handling system (UGHS) is a design first for the company.
Project Manager Steve Binney, said: “We have a strong track-record with Helix; we worked very closely with their own engineers to ensure the systems can operate reliably in severe conditions and still meet the packaging constraints within the hangars.”
In March, Helix awarded Northumberland-based Osbit 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