Helix to build semisubmersible well intervention vessel

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE: HLX) will proceed with a newbuild semisubmersible well intervention vessel. Helix has completed the detailed engineering for the new vessel and expects to commence construction in the near future.

Owen Kratz, Helix’s chairman and CEO, said: “We are leveraging our market and technological leadership in subsea well intervention along with the proven success of the Q4000 platform to satisfy an increasing market interest for specialized deepwater well intervention services. We have previously indicated that we intend to address this growing market by delivering new capacity and will continue to expand this business segment further.”

2/16/2012

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