UDS launches hybrid well intervention vessel program

Subsea support vessel owner Ultra Deep Solutions has kicked off its Well Intervention new build vessel program.

The company said on Friday that the first vessel would be a “Hybrid” ship of the SALT design, and will have energy storage power integrated.

The vessel, to be  162 meters long and 34 meters wide, will have a build time of 34-36 months “to meet our end clients schedule,” the company said.

Ultra Deep Solutions continues its practice of naming its vessels by the famous artists. This vessel will be named “Rembrandt,” and will have a 600-1000 t Huisman hybrid crane.

Also, the vessel will come with the new Huisman 3 in 1 tower. The 2700 m2 open deck space has the capacity for 10 reels of flexible.

“This vessel will be the 1st of five hybrid ships we build in the coming 14 months. These vessels will be very efficient on fuel/electrical power to meet the Oil and Gas companies future expectations,” the company said in a social media post on Friday.

The announcement on Friday comes after the company in December 2017 said it had signed a letter of intent to build a SALT 310 Well Intervention vessel at China Merchant in Shenzhen.

At the time, UDS said the vessel would be capable of Well Intervention, Flex Lay and Rigid Pipe lay in 3000-meter water depths, and that a 650 msw Hydrogen Saturation system will be installed on the vessel.

UDS CEO Shel Hutton said in December:“I would like to thank all of you who were involved to make this deal come together. CMHI, SALT, and Huisman for their ongoing creativity for design. Also I would like to thank FTE, JFD, Fathom Systems and DNV-GL for their hard work to get us this far with Hydrogen. We will continue to go forward with Technology and Hybrid ships now. Our goals continue to remain the same bring our end clients low cost, fuel efficient and High technology products.”


Offshore Energy Today Staff