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HELMS balances Oil and Gas with Renewable Energy with an additional Drilling Spread

HELMS balances Oil and Gas with Renewable Energy with an additional Drilling Spread

Kuala Lumpur, 15 November 2022 – Malaysian-based offshore geotechnical service provider Helms Geomarine Sdn Bhd (HELMS), aims to balance its operational involvement in the resilient oil and gas sector with that of the increasingly growing offshore windfarm development in Asia.

HELMS recently completed its first geotechnical drilling campaign for PETRONAS in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia and its dedicated geotechnical drilling vessel Keyfield Helms is being mobilized for its second campaign this month in offshore Borneo. These are a series of continuous campaigns by PETRONAS going through the monsoon season and well into the following year until Q3 of 2023.

In the renewable energy sector, following some successful drilling works off South Korea early this year, HELMS had recently completed its first geotechnical drilling campaign in Japan from a DP2 geotechnical vessel where over 40 boreholes were carried out.

General Manager, Syahril Ikhwan said, “The work in Japan represents the starting point of our involvement in supporting the offshore windfarm (OWF) industry in Japan. The work also requires a deep understanding of civil engineering concept, specifically onshore-based civil engineering work and design in order to meet the strict local Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) requirement”.

The drilling team is currently on another OWF campaign in Japan.

Given the need to support its ongoing long-term geotechnical contracts and market potential of OWF in Southeast Asia, HELMS and its partners are seriously considering to rig up a third drilling spread to be ready in early Q2 2023.