Unique Hydra, a division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG), has been selected by Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) to design, build and integrate the dive system for a multipurpose diving support construction vessel (DSCV). 
The vessel is modelled on the proprietary “Red Class 6027” MT design DSCV and is a DP3, 142-m state-of-the-art multipurpose subsea DSCV.
The new DSCV is equipped with a 300HD 18-man twin bell saturation diving system, which incorporates the latest mechanical and electrical design requirements and offers a first in the drive towards reducing the complexity of shipyard integration and installation time frames, says a UMG press release.  
UDS has combined the high tech factor, practicality and high safety standards to design and build this DP3 18-man twin bell DSCV.
It is designed to operate up to 4000 m water depth, in collaboration with Marin Teknikk Norway, the world’s renowned global ship designer of such highly-spec vessels, the release adds.
Mike Jessop, managing director Unique Hydra comments: “We are aware of our client’s requirement for a modern and reliable DSCV. The award of this project demonstrates our clients’ confidence in Unique Hydra’s in-depth technical capabilities, our strength in project execution and the considerable financial capabilities established through our corporate partnership recently formed with Blue Water Energy.
We have increased our DSV solution capabilities over the last year and we are globally positioned to handle multiple DSV contracts. 
We strongly believe that over the next few years our brand and product will become the Diving System of choice.”
Shel Hutton, chief executive officer, UDS says: “With only 30 similarly-sized but older vessels worldwide, and the requirement in the industry for safe yet fast-response vessels, UDS is poised to deliver such high standards of quality to the deep and ultra-deep water projects.
The “Red Class 6027” combines the practicality, safety, reliability, efficiency and impressive subsea technology. We are confident that it will exceed the expectations of oil majors and offshore operators.”
Some of the specifications of the new vessel include:
• Length overall 142.90 m;
• Breadth moulded 27.00 m; 
• Depth main deck 11.00 m; 
• Dead Weight 8,000 tonne; 
• Main deck 1,500 sq m @ 10.0 tonnes per sq m (t p sq m);
• Capt deck 650 sq m @ 2.0 t p sq m;
• Main crane huisman 400 t dual fall 3200 m; 
• Single fall 5200 m; 
• Trial speed 14 knots; and
• Accommodation 140 person.
UDS specialises in the design, construction and operations of world-class, ultra-deep diving heavy construction vessel to the offshore industry. Its onshore and offshore expertise provides top-class quality offshore-related services/knowledge with excellent high standards, the company says.
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of diving equipment to the oil and gas industry, Unique Hydra’s experience has given UMG a leading edge in obtaining contracts involving the design, production, supply and maintenance of its specialised equipment. 
Unique Hydra manufactures and offers a range of diving systems – from air and mixed gas to complete saturation diving systems encompassing Divers LARS and Wetbells. Some of its other equipment includes the daughtercraft systems, hyperbaric rescue facility, breathing air compressors and decompression chambers.
Founded in 1993, UMG is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers. It has local presence in the US, UK, South Africa, India, Middle East and Singapore and employs over 500 people worldwide.