Flash Tekk, an agent of subsea support service provider Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS), has secured a new contract today for one HD ROV from manufacturer FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. The 4,000-meter rated HD system will be delivered and will mobilize in December 2015. UDS recently announced the new build vessel with Marin Teknikk. The new vessel will feature a MT6023 design with an 18-man, single bell sat dive spread. Vessel specifications are 111.58-metres LOA, 23-metres beam, grade two DP, 120 beds, 150-tonne crane rated to 3,000-msw, plus 300-msw rated 10-ton crane, and facilities to host the work-class ROVs.
“The purchase of the HD ROV is the first step in our long term partnership with FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics for growing our fleet in the coming years. These ROVs are recognized in the industry as the most advanced in terms of ease of operation and ease of maintenance, says Shel Hutton, CEO and Chairman of Ultra Deep Solutions. “We are very pleased to have been chosen by UDS to supply a piece of equipment as critical as an ROV to their operations. The reliability and performance of the HD ROV was of key importance to them,” stated Tyler Schilling, President for FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics.