Ultra Deep Solutions said it will exercise an option on the sister vessel ‘Ultra Deep Matisse’.
The Matisse is an MT 6027 design, and with 145 meters in length and a beam of 27 meters will be the largest ship in UDS fleet.
Keel laying ceremony for the Matisse was held at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) yard in November last year.
The sister vessel, named ‘Kandinsky’, is also is a DNV-GL class with a 24 men saturation system with twin bell and twin 24 men SPHLs.
Same as the Matisse, Kandinsky will be equipped with 400t Huisman crane which can reach water depths of 5200 meters.
The “Kandinsky” will be fitted with two 4000-meter rated work-class ROVs, and its 2200 m2 of open deck space will be suitable for a well intervention tower and flex lay tower.
Shel Hutton, CEO, said: “Exercising the option of the sister vessel fits into our future plans for long term decommissioning. We see the industry in a 30 year cycle which will be removing many structures over this term.
“Our plans remain the same to build high efficiency vessels at a competitive price. Technology will be a driving force over the next decade. Capturing the market in these area’s will be a key to our success.”
Subsea World News Staff