IHC Krimpen Launches Vessel Well Enhancer

On Saturday May 31, 2008, Well Intervention/Diving Support/Offshore Construction vessel WELL ENHANCER was launched at the IHC Merwede Shipyard, IHC Krimpen Shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.

The vessel was constructed for Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. based in Houston, USA. Before launching the WELL ENHANCER was named by Mrs. Nikki Morrice, spouse of Mr. Bill Morrice, Vice President of Well Ops, the company that will operate the vessel. Well Ops is a subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.

The WELL ENHANCER has been developed by IHC Krimpen Shipyard based on the successful IHC Merwede Type 22 series of vessels. This particular Type 22 has been further enhanced in close cooperation with Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. She will be a fully dynamically positioned Well Intervention/Diving Support/Offshore construction Vessel for operations worldwide.