UDS confirms order for diving support vessel at Wu Chang shipyard

By Vessels

Ultra Deep Group (UDS) has announced, it has signed a contract to build a DP2 FiFi2 DSCV ‘ANDY WARHOL’ with Wu Chang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. Ltd. a global leading shipyard. This marks another important milestone in the history of UDS, in line with the company's strategic plan to spearhead the development and operation of efficient, cost-effective diving and support vessels in the oil and gas industry.

UDS confirms order for diving support vessel at Wu Chang shipyard

The DP2 DSCV ANDY WARHOL is a state of the art DP2 Multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel designed according to the class notation “Clean Design” and SPS Code and high focus is given to low fuel consumption, which reduces emission to the environment. FO tank arrangement according to “Clean Design” and MARPOL - oil fuel tank protection, operating on a FiFi Class 2 system while adhering to Tier III NOx Emission Standards. The vessel is equipped with Flash Tekk 18 man single bell Saturation system operating at 300m, a 150t AHC crane with a single fall of 3000m, fitted with a WROV and an OBS ROV and it can accommodate up to 120 personnel.

UDS’s vessel is prepared for world‐wide operations in the deep and ultra-deep oil and gas sector projects. The contract, marks UDS’s strategy to provide vessels with high tech solutions to the offshore industry worldwide. Leveraging on its years of experience in the subsea industry, UDS has combined the high tech, practicality and high safety standards, to design and build this DP2 18-man single bell FiFi 2 diving support construction vessel.

Main Specifications of the new vessel:

Length overall                              103.5m
Length b.p.p                                95.25m
Breadth mld                                 23.00m
Depth Main Deck                          10.00m
Depth Shelter Deck                      12.80m
Max. Draft Midship (SWL)               7.00m
Dead Weight                             4,000 ton
Diving System                            Flash Tekk 18 Man Diving System
Clear Deck Space                          800m2
Main Crane 150t Single fall              3000 m
Trial speed                                           12 knots
Accommodation                                  120 person

CLASSIFICATION DNVGL +1A1 - SPS - SF - E0 - Dynpos AUTR - DK(+) – HELDK SH - Fire Fighter II - BIS - COMF-V(3) - CLEAN DESIGN - DSV-SAT- DSV SURFACE - CRANE - ICE C - NAUT OSV(A) - BWM-T -RECYCLABLE

“Our building team has engineered a perfectly timed Subsea construction vessel. Ultra Deep Solutions goal is to build up to 25 Subsea construction vessels by 2018-2019. The downturn in the market has given us the opportunity to look for greater pricing to create a new opportunity for us. I am thankful to our partners, and supporters, especially MT, DNV, FTE and Wu Chang who have supported the company's vision, and realizing our plans to build these vessels. Ultra Deep is expanding and heading in the right direction, we are one step closer to our goal.” says Shel Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of UDS.

Source: www.ultradeepsolutions.com