Helix Robotics Solutions awarded well abandonment and decommissioning work offshore Thailand
26 August 2022
Helix Robotics Solutions, the Robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX), has been awarded a 180-day firm-plus-options contract by a local Thailand contractor to perform decommissioning services using the subsea construction vessel Grand Canyon II.
The contract scope of work includes DP3 vessel services, crane support and ROV services in connection with subsea well abandonment and decommissioning operations in multiple Thailand offshore fields and is scheduled to begin in the late fourth quarter 2022.
Jeremiah Hebert, Helix’s Vice President—Americas/APAC Region, stated "This decommissioning award offshore Thailand is another significant project for Helix as it represents the flexibility of our vessel and ROV assets to seamlessly transition from renewable services we are currently supporting to oil and gas operations, and expands our already strong track record in the Asia Pacific region.”
The Grand Canyon II is a DP3 multi-role construction support vessel equipped with a 250 MT AHC subsea crane, moonpool, two 3,000m rated 250hp UHD ROVs, integrated ROV deck space and removable bulwarks. With clear deck areas up to 1,650 m2, she is well suited for subsea construction, Inspection, Repair & Maintenance (IRM) and offshore renewables activities.
The Grand Canyon II has been under long-term charter with Helix since 2015, and recently signed a five-year charter extension that runs from January 2023 through the end of 2027. Most recently, she was working offshore Taiwan on Renewable energy and wind farm construction work.