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Jurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine, has won a $346m contract from Helix Energy Solutions Group to build a second semi-submersible well intervention rig.

According to the global marine and offshore engineering group Sembcorp, the rig, named Q7000, will be built based on a design developed by its Research & Development subsidiary – Sembcorp Marine Technology (SMTP) – and Helix.

The purpose-designed rig can perform a range of tasks, including conventional and extended top hole drilling, subsea construction, decommissioning well intervention, coiled tubing operations and twin ROV deployment.

The Dynamic Positioning (DP) class three unit has the ability to operate in deepwater operations globally, including the North Sea and West of Africa.

Jurong Shipyard Offshore division general manager, William Gu, said the company wants to build on its partnership with Helix to meet the company’s standards of quality, safety and reliability.

"The Dynamic Positioning (DP) class three unit has the ability to operate in deepwater operations globally."

"This repeat order is significant as it testifies as to their trust and confidence in our design and building capabilities in rigs with well intervention and subsea capabilities, that are customised to meet this new growth segment of the market," Gu added.

The semi-submersible light well intervention rig is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016.

Helix Energy Solutions announced the deal in July 2013, after ordering another semi-submersible rig at the yard in March 2012.

Jurong Shipyard offers integrated services and customised solutions in ship repair, shipbuilding, ship conversion, rig building and offshore engineering to a world-wide clientele.


Image: The Q7000 light well intervention rig can perform conventional and extended top hole drilling. Photo courtesy of suwatpo / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

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