Each of the two projects is a bespoke, custom-made system. A set of twin Cursor-type ROV launch and recovery systems form the company’s largest contract to date. Additionally, Osbit says that the umbilical and guide-wire handling system (UGHS) represents a design first for the company.
Each project required overcoming challenging space constraints and designing the systems to operate in severe weather conditions.
The UGHS system facilitates the handling of guide wires and umbilicals above the wellhead, allowing free and unobstructed access through the moonpool for the launch and recovery of large well equipment.
Both projects are to be installed on Helix’s new Q7000 semisubmersible well intervention vessel.
In March, Helix also awarded Osbit another large contract to produce three sets of intervention tension frame systems. One of these systems will also be installed on the Q7000, with the other two being fitted to the new Siem Helix 1 and Siem Helix 2 vessels that are to be chartered by Helix.