Ultra Deep Group (UDS) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry to build one Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel.
The vessel, which is based on the proprietary design “Red Class 6027” MT design DSCV, is a DP3, 142-meter multipurpose subsea diving support construction vessel, and the planned delivery of the vessel is Q1 2018.
According to UDS, this new Ultra-Deep DSCV is equipped with Flash Tekk’s 24-man twin bell Saturation Dive System. Some of the features of the vessel are a 400 VLT in the reinforced moon pool area and equipped with twin-24 man SPHL. The vessel also has 2 x 250HP Work Class ROV’s 3000-meter working depth installed in ROV hangers inside the vessel. In addition, it will have a 400 ton crane which has depth capability to 5200 m single fall and 3200m dual fall. The vessel’s 1,500m² open deck space and deck strength 10 ton m² can facilitate a wide range of project required machinery and equipment.
The company says that this vessel is prepared for world‐wide operations in the deep and ultra-deep oil and gas sector projects.
“We are thrilled with this contract and it affirms our company is heading in the right direction to build quality and size-appropriate vessels catered for the future market. The current slowdown in the market allows us time to ensure our designs are optimized and customized for relevance in the oil and gas industry. I am thankful to our partners, and supporters, especially MT, DNV, FTE, ABB, Huisman, Rolls-Royce, Wartsila and CMHI, who have supported the company’s vision, and realizing our plans to build these vessels. We are one step closer to towards our Vision,” says Shel Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of UDS.