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Keel lay on Ultra Deep Matisse

Written by  OE Staff Friday, 24 November 2017 03:43

Young diving firm Ultra Deep Solutions has seen the keel laid at Chinese yard CMHI on its latest dive support construction vessel (DSCV), the Ultra Deep Matisse.

This vessel will be the largest ship in the firm's fleet, at 145m-long with a 27m beam. The vessel is DP3 ice class ‘c’ (DNV GL) with a 24-man saturation system twin bell and twin self propelled hyerperbaric lifeboats (SPHL). The vessel will have a 400-tonne Huisman crane to 5200m water depth, to send the diver’s work basket over the side.

The vessel is MT 6027 Norwegian design (Marin Teknikk) with Kongsberg DP 3 system and 2150sq m deck space - or enough for a game of "ball hockey," says Ultra Deep Solutions. The Matisse will come with two work class ROVs, in built in hangars.

Ultra Deep Solutions was set up by former diver Sheldon Hutton, CEO. It's already launched the Lichtenstein, which early November was mobilizing in the United Arab Emirates.

It also has the Picasso, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol, which are due to be delivered in that order, between December and August next year. The Picasso, the sister ship to the Lichtenstein, is due to arrive in Singapore at the beginning of December 2017. It comes with a twin bell, 18-man system with twin 18-man SPHLs. 

THe DSCV Van Gogh is 114m-long by 23m beam and also an MT 6023 design. It also has a 150-tonne crane to 3000m depth and two built in work class ROV hangars. It has an 18 man bell and twin 18-man SPHLs. Ultra Deep Solutions proudly states that "the Van Gogh is the most advanced DSCV in the region. In the galley, the ice-cream machine makes three flavors." Van Gogh is due to be complete by April 2018.

The DSCV Andy Warhol is an MT 6023 Design from Norway, and is 107m-long by 23m beam, with bed space for 120 people. It has been designed with an 18-man 300msw saturation system with twin 18-man SPHLs. The vessel has a 150-tonne active heave compensated crane to 3000m depth and two work class ROVs in hangars. Delivery is due in August 2018.

 
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