“We are thrilled with this contract and it affirms our company is heading in the right direction to build quality and size-appropriate vessels catered for the future 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, FTE, ABB, Huisman, Rolls-Royce, Wartsila and CMHI, who have supported the company's vision, and realizing our plans to build these vessels. We are one step closer to towards our Vision.” says Shel Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of UDS.

HELDK-SH, DK(+), BIS, Winterized Basic.



142.90 m
27.00 m
11.00 m
8,000 ton
1,500 m² @ 10.0t/m²
650 m² @ 2.0t/m²
Huisman 400t Dual fall 3200 m
Single fall 5200 m
14 knots
140 person

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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 DP3 24-man twin bell diving support construction vessel.

This new Ultra-Deep DSCV is equipped with Flash Tekk’s 24-man twin bell Saturation Dive System. Some of the features of the vessel are a 400 VLT in the reinforced moon pool area and equipped with twin-24 man SPHL. The vessel also has 2 x 250HP Work Class ROV’s 3000-meter working depth installed in ROV hangers inside the vessel. In addition, it will have a 400 ton crane which has depth capability to 5200 m single fall and 3200m dual fall. The vessel’s 1,500m² open deck space and deck strength 10 ton m² can facilitate a wide range of project required machinery and equipment.

Ultra Deep Group (UDS) has signed another contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry to build one Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel. 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. The vessel, which is based on the proprietary design “Red Class 6027” MT design DSCV, is a DP3, 142-meter state-of-the-art multipurpose subsea diving support construction vessel, and the planned delivery of the vessel is Q1 2018. This is the largest vessel we are building right now.

Ultra Deep Signs Another Contract to Build an Ultra-Deep Multipurpose DSCV