Wadad Aletheia; Source: CCCUWE

Delivery of UAE player’s subsea vessel gets pushed to next quarter

The UAE-based CCC (Underwater Engineering) (CCCUWE) has disclosed a revised schedule for the arrival of the newest member of its subsea fleet to its base, which is now anticipated in the third quarter of 2024.

Wadad Aletheia; Source: CCCUWE

Before getting bumped to Q3 2024, the 149.5-meter Wadad Aletheia multi-purpose Ice Class diving support and subsea construction vessel’s delivery to CCCUWE’s base was expected in Q1/Q2 2024. The failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) proving trials have been completed onboard the ship in China.

With a working back deck of 1,850 m2 and a deck strength of 15 t/m2, Wadad Aletheia has a working back deck moonpool 7.2 m x 7.2 m, strengthened for a vertical tower system; DRASS i100, 24-man fully automated twin bell saturation diving system, with full NORSOK capabilities and DNV classed to 300 MSW, with two dedicated bell moonpools, and two 24-man self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHL).

Designed for worldwide subsea operations, including activities in coastal waters, the UAE firm’s new vessel is a DNV DP3 DSV/OSV with DP-enhanced reliability, which can accommodate 200 persons and features a MacGregor 400 t offshore rated knuckle boom crane, with AHC/AT and 3,000 m wire DNV classed; and a MacGregor 25 t offshore rated knuckle boom crane, with AHC/AT and 600m wire also DNV classed.

Aside from this, the ship, which CCCUWE deems to be one of the world’s largest and most capable DSCVs, also comes with DRASS 3 diver/air/nitrox surface diving spread; ROV hanger to accommodate 2 x WROV (side launch); Fi-Fi II system with remote control monitors (3,600 m3/hr); and 60-day endurance.

The global subsea market offering is getting bolstered by multiple new additions. Recently, two players, N-Sea and Neptune Marine Service, confirmed the launch of a ship, which is said to be the first dedicated cable repair and installation vessel.