Marin Teknikk has entered into a contract with Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group for delivery of Design & Engineering of two Diving & Construction vessels for Ultra Deep Offshore Ltd. in Singapore. The vessels are a newly developed MT6023 DSCV design, and will be equipped with an 18 men diving system for operations down to 300 m water depth.
MT6023 DSCV is an advanced Diving- and Construction vessel developed for demanding operations worldwide. The vessel will have a length of 103 meters and a breadth of 23 meters, top class accommodation for 120 persons plus 18 divers, two heave compensated subsea cranes, one 150 ton offshore crane with depth capability to 3000 m water depth, and one 20 ton offshore crane for operation down to 300 m water depth. In addition, arrangement for 2 WROV’s (unmanned remote operated submarines/robots) for operation down to 3000 meters water depth.
The vessels are to be built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group in China, where the first vessel is planned to be delivered Medio 2018 and vessel no. 2 at the End of 2018. Vessel no. 2 is to be finally confirmed by end of April 2016.
Marin Teknikk has designed a cost efficient and functional Diving & Construction vessel with high focus on safety for the crew/divers, and following up designing environment-friendly, modern and advanced multifunctional offshore vessels to compete in a market with very low oil and gas prices.
With more than 800m2 open work deck area with deck strength of 10 ton/m2 and a smaller storage on top of dive hangar, creates a good platform for the vessels operation and function.
The vessels will be built according to Det Norske Veritas GL, included the new SPS code; DNV GL + 1A1, EO, SPS, DYNPOS AUTR, DK(+), HELDK-SH, COMF-V(3), CLEAN DESIGN, DSV-SAT, DSV SURFACE, CRANE, ICE C, NAUT-OSV(A), BWM-T, REYCYCLABLE.
“We are very pleased to sign this contract, especially when we see the weak market within the Oil & Gas Industry” says Svein-Rune Gjerde in Marin Teknikk. “We have been working close with UDS the last 3 years to develop several advanced diving vessels. With this new contract shows again Marin Teknikk’s strong position in the OSV market and that we are among the world’s leading designers of advanced Diving & Construction vessels”.
Mr. Shel Hutton, CEO of UDS says: "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 Marin Teknikk, DNV GL, and the shipyard, which have supported the company's vision, and realizing our plans to build these vessels. With these vessels Ultra Deep follows up the company’s strategic focus, and will be a spear point in the market".
This contract will secure work for the 110 engineers in Norway and Poland for parts of 2016 and a bit into 2017. Marin Teknikk is also working with several new and exciting designs for Fishery, Yacht, Cruise and Offshore Mining Industry.