Helix Orders Well Intervention Equipment from Osbit Power

Osbit Power has secured a contract to provide three sets of offshore well intervention equipment to Helix Energy Solutions.

According to Osbit Power, the project is the second largest order that the company has received, to date.

Having already secured contracts to deliver twin Launch and Recovery Systems for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and an Umbilical & Guide Wire Handling System for Helix, Osbit will now also manufacture three sets of Intervention Tension Frames (ITFs) and Walk to Work access systems for the company.

Measuring around 20 metres high and weighing in the region of 100 tonnes, each ITF will be fabricated in the North East of England.

The first two units will be delivered in 2016 for installation on Helix’s, under construction, Siem Helix 1 and 2 vessels. The third unit will be shipped to Singapore where Helix’s Q7000 vessel is currently under construction at Jurong Shipyard.

Each ITF has three platform levels for personnel to safely and efficiently conduct operations using dedicated skidding systems.

The ITFs will be attached to the Multi-Purpose Tower on each vessel which is accessible via a telescopic gangway; these walk-to-work systems remove the need for engineers to use rope access systems and are a significant step forward in safe vessel access.

Dr Tony Trapp, Managing Director of Osbit Power, based in Riding Mill, Northumberland, said: “We have established a successful working relationship with Helix and we are very proud to secure this latest project. The award of this work is testament to the talents of our engineers who have the ability to transform Helix’s original concept for the ITFs into an elegantly engineered solution.

“We are also pleased to be able to call upon the services of a talented and competitive supply chain, predominately in the North East of England, which enables OSBIT to maintain our commitment to delivering innovative and cost-effective systems.

“This is absolutely paramount in the energy sector’s current economic position and it is the role of supply chain companies like Osbit to continue to meet the requirements of the industry by the continual development of new technologies and solutions”

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News


<< May 2017 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

OGA 2017

OGA 2017 is the most beneficial way to meet, discuss and acquire the latest in the Oil & Gas industry! It is also;…

read more >


This seminar is designed to assist IMCA members in dealing with these, with a programme of technical and operational topics affecting…

read more >

Offshore Wind Energy 2017

In 2017, EWEA and RenewableUK will join forces to bring you the greatest conference and exhibition Europe has ever known in the history…

read more >

UTC 2017

The subsea industry has, as all other parts of the oil & gas industry, been seriously rattled by the most severe downturn in the hydrocarbon energy era. However, the realization of what hit us and actions to be taken to sustain a healthy and profitable future is still on-going – unfortunately with thousands of colleagues paying the price by losing their job as one of the most severe consequences. At this time, there are signs that we have reached bottom in terms of most industry indicators, but few experts expect a sharp recovery. Many seem to believe that a slow recovery is what the industry needs in order to avoid an unsustainable capacity build-up, as seen in the period after the financial crisis. Considering the uncertainty of what the future will bring, this year’s UTC Program Committee have decided to challenge all of us to present ideas, experiences, technological innovations, business models and execution models for how to shape our subsea future and explain how and why subsea is the future.
UTC welcomes abstracts based on the topics listed below. If selected, please consider writing a paper in addition to the UTC presentation. From 2017, UTC papers will be published in an international database.

More info

read more >