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Helix ESG’s Seawell to Get Major Upgrade at Damen’s Vlissingen Yard

Rob Almeida
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November 25, 2014

2012 file mage (c) Damen Shipyards

Helix ESG’s light well intervention/dive support vessel MSV Seawell will be back up on blocks next month at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for a major upgrade.  The ship had been drydocked and repairs conducted at the same facility back in 2012.

Damen notes the upgrade will be extensive and includes an exchange of all 6 gensets including new foundations, overhaul of all thrusters and azimuths, replacement of 2 cherry pickers and the existing twin slewing cranes by a new single boom 50T crane with active heave compensation. All switchboards will be renewed as well.  Additionally, the existing derrick will be demolished and replaced with a new one, plus all associated equipment.

Helix ESG notes in a statement the vessel will return to supporting clients in the North Sea following the upgrade.

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