Singapore, 4 May 2018 — Following the award of a long term contract by EGS (Taiwan) Corporation for geotechnical soil investigation at Yunlin offshore wind farm development site in Taiwan, HELMS mobilized today its newly converted geotechnical vessel the SV. Patra Offshore. The first phase of the Site Investigation Campaign has commenced with workscope comprises numerous downhole CPTs and boreholes with continuous sampling and coring to evaluate the subsoil conditions.
The vessel is 60m x 13m in dimension with a total accommodation of 50. For station keeping during the geotechnical drilling operation, the vessel is equipped with a 4-point mooring system capable of self-mooring in water depth of up to 100m. The geotechnical vessel is equipped with a brand new Marine Drill Rig called the HG30 complete with two sets of APV Wison downhole CPT systems and an onboard soil testing laboratory.
The first phase of the Site Investigation Campaign commences today with workscope comprises numerous downhole CPTs and boreholes with continuous sampling and coring to evaluate the subsoil conditions.
Dato’ Helmi, the Managing Director said, “The awarded long term contract in Taiwan has presented Helms with the opportunity to re-enter the offshore geotechnical market having let go all interest in Asian Geos over a year ago. I am glad we have found a good partner in PT Tridaya Patra Marine (PT PDM) that is an established diving company which owns the vessel. PT PDM will lead the partnership in securing future geotechnical projects in Indonesia, commencing October 2018 when the first campaign in Taiwan ends due to the inclement weather.”
HELMS is a Kuala Lumpur-based geotechnical engineering company specializing in marine coring, sampling and in-situ soil testing and engineering analysis, serving the Southeast Asia and Taiwan markets.