The two vessels shall be owned by
Siem Offshoreshall provide marine management, including crewing, for the two vessels. The two vessels shall be constructed at the Flensburger shipyard in Germanyfor Siem Offshore, and shall be based on a design developed by Salt Ship Design. The vessels shall have an overall length of 158 meters, a beam of 31 meters, and be built in compliance with the MODU-class (Marine Offshore Drilling Units).
Helix shall provide the topsides and manage the integration of the well-intervention equipment onto the vessels.
Helix has entered into agreements with PetrÓleo
Brasileiro S.A.("Petrobras") to provide well- intervention services offshore Brazilfor an initial period of 4 years with options to extend.
The first vessel is expected to be in service for
Terje Sorensen, Chief Executive Officer of Siem Offshore, comments "The agreements with Helix represent a targeted entry for Siem Offshoreas vessel provider into the segment for Well- Intervention Vessels. Helix and Siem Offshorewill capitalise on Siem Offshore'sexcellent experience and position in Brazilto support Helix in their operations for Petrobras. Siem Offshorelooks forward to serving Helix in its future operations and we are inspired by the confidence shown by Helix to select Siem Offshoreas its business partner for this major step within well-intervention services."
Siem Offshore Siem Offshore Inc., headquartered in Kristiansand, Norway, is an international owner and operator of offshore support vessels and provides services to the offshore oil and gas market and the offshore renewable market. For more information about Siem Offshore, please visit our website at www.siemoffshore.com.
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