Shell Philippines contracts newbuild Ullswater

Shell Philippines Exploration (SPEX) has awarded Hallin Marine a $20 million contract for the new subsea operations vessel Ullswater.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Shell Philippines Exploration (SPEX) has awarded Hallin Marine a $20 million contract for the new subsea operations vessel Ullswater.

The 78-m (256-ft) vessel has completed sea trials following delivery from its construction docks in Batam, Indonesia.

The vessel is now being mobilized to support SPEX's Malampaya shallow water platform maintenance program and will operate in its dynamically positioned class two (DP2) mode, providing support and accommodation to the project's construction crews.

The contract, which begins immediately, is a firm charter hire with potential to extend on location through 2010.

02/12/2009

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