Helix Energy secures debut contract for newbuild rig

Helix Energy Solutions has secured a contract for its newbuild semi-submersible well intervention vessel Q7000.

The vessel will be performing subsea workover and integrated well intervention services with an unnamed client offshore Nigeria, for a minimum 80-day campaign.

The project is scheduled to begin in early January 2020, following the rig’s delivery from Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard at the end of this year.

“We are very pleased to announce our first contract for the Q7000. The contract represents the result of years of work to bring our new vessel to market, and we look forward to the opportunities that our expansion into the riser-based well intervention market in West Africa will provide, as we continue to strengthen our presence globally,” said Owen Kratz, president and CEO of Helix.

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