Helix Energy Solutions Group announced that the Siem Helix 1 has commenced operations offshore Brazil and is on contract for Petrobras. The vessel will be performing well intervention services under a multi-year contract with Petrobras. Helix has agreed with Petrobras to commence operations at reduced day rates for Siem Helix 1 as the company work through certain items identified in the vessel acceptance process.
Ordered by Siem Offshore from Flensburher shipyard in Germany, the Salt Ship Design Siem Helix 1 has an overall length of 158m. The vessel has a deck loading capacity of 6,000 tonnes, a main offshore crane with active heave compensation of 250 tonnes at 14m and an auxiliary crane with a capacity of 60 tonnes at 18m. The vessels also have a hangar for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and two launch and recovery systems for ROVs. (Source: Siem Offshore)