Norway’s Marin Teknikk has entered into a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI), for design & engineering delivery for a new developed large Multipurpose Diving Support & Construction Vessel to Ultra Deep Charter Ltd. (UDS) in Singapore.
The vessel will be of the MT6023 DSCV design, with an 18 men single bell saturation system, for operations down to 300 meters.
MT6023 DSCV Diving & Construction Vessel will have a length of 111.58 meters and a breadth of 23 meters, accommodation for 120 persons, two cranes, a 150 T offshore crane with depth capability to 3000 m water depth, and one 10 T crane for operation down to 300m. In addition, arrangement for 2 WROV’s for operations down to 3000 meters ocean depth.
The 1st vessel will be ready for delivery in mid of 2017, 2nd vessel end 2017 and 3rd vessel in mid of 2018. (The 2nd and 3rd vessel are optional contracts).
“We are very pleased to design another series of great DSV’s for UDS and sign another contract with CMHI”, states Sales Director of Marin Teknikk, Richard Gjerde. “We have been working close with UDS the last 1 ½ year to develop one of the largest and advanced DP3 diving vessels, MT6027 in the offshore industry, under construction at ZPMC. This contract with the medium size MT6023 design, , we have worked on for a few months, shows again MT’s strong position in the OSV market and that we are among the world’s leading designers of advanced diving & construction vessels.”
Shel Hutton, Chairman of UDS, said: “I am pleased by the positive response by oil majors and major diving companies to the design of our diving support vessels, and it affirms our company is heading in the right direction to build quality and size-appropriate vessels catered for the 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, and CMHI, who have supported the company’s vision, and realizing our plans to build these vessels.”