Singapore-based Ultra Deep Solutions will begin the design, engineering, and construction of its sixth diving support and construction vessel (DSCV).
Ultra Deep said via social media channels on Wednesday that the vessel would be a new hybrid design which adheres to the company’s philosophy on environment and efficiency.
The new hybrid will be 125 meters long and 25 meters wide. The vessel will pack three megawatts of battery storage power to offset fuel.
According to Ultra Deep, the build time for the newbuild will be around 28-30 months.
Shel Hutton, CEO of Ultra Deep, said: “Market conditions have changed and oil majors are constantly looking for more efficient vessel alternatives. The new “Hybrid” subsea line will compliment our fuel-efficient vessels already in operation. Our teams focus will be to reach 4-5 tons or less of fuel per day working in dynamic positioning mode. This is just the start for us to continue to strive in an ever-changing vessel climate.”
To remind, Ultra Deep Solutions announced that it was looking into the cost of building a hybrid deepwater flexible pipelay vessel back in February.
The vessel provider said at the time that it was exploring the cost of building a 5,000-ton heavy lift DP3 deep water 3,800 MSW pipe lay and flex lay vessel with a capability for “J” and “S” Lay.
Ultra Deep has three other vessels under construction, the Van Gogh, the Andy Warhol, and the Matisse, with delivery dates for the three “artists” set for 2018 and 2019.
The company’s completed newbuilds are the DSCV Picasso which completed sea trials in January and the DSCV Lichtenstein.
Additionally, back in January 2018, Ultra Deep decided to exercise an option with China Merchants Heavy Industry for a new dive support construction vessel, which would be a sister vessel of the Matisse. The new vessel will be named Kandinsky.