Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) has sent its multipurpose diving support and construction vessel ‘Andy Warhol’ down the slipway at shipbuilding yard in China.
The 103.5-meter vessel, of MT6023 design, is the fourth in the UDS fleet to hit the water.
Scheduled for delivery in Q3 2018, the Andy Warhol will be equipped with an 18-men diving system for operations down to 300 meters water depth.
The vessel comes with two heave compensated subsea cranes, one 150 ton offshore crane with a single fall up to 3,000 meters water depth, and one 20 ton offshore crane. It will be fitted with a two work-class ROVs.
The vessel will be capable of accommodating up to 120 personnel.
According to Shel Hutton, CEO of UDS, the company expects a major charter contract to be solidified on the Warhol in the next few weeks.
Subsea World News Staff