Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard of Singapore has picked up a contract with Helix Energy Solutions to build its new semisubmersible
well-intervention vessel announced in February, the latter company said Monday.
Upstream has previously reported the vessel, informally
dubbed the Q-Plus, is expected to cost about $500
million and be delivered by 2015.
“This new asset,
engineered and designed based on the lessons learned from our successful Q4000 platform,
is being constructed to meet an increasing market demand for specialized
deepwater well intervention services worldwide,” company chief executive Owen
Kratz said in a statement.
The original semi-sub, delivered in 2002, has worked on a wide range of well-intervention projects and has a backlog booked well into 2013.