The Singapore-based Ultra Deep Solutions has announced that the newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) Andy Warhol has been signed to a long-term contract.

The Andy Warhol is a state of art DP2 Multipurpose Diving Support Vessel, with an 18 men single bell saturation system for depth down to 300 m. The 103.5-meter vessel is equipped with diesel-electric frequency controlled propulsion, highly efficient azimuth thrusters, dynamic positioning system and 150 t offshore cranes (3,000m water depth).

The DSV is scheduled for delivery by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group (WSIG) at the end of this year, and will straight away go on contract. Ultra Deep Solutions did not reveal the client or length of charter. Ultra Deep Solutions said the contract value ranges between $50m and $250m.

Shel Hutton, CEO Ultra Deep Solutions, said: “As we continue to move forward, our goals at UDS have been to build great quality, reliable and fuel-efficient vessels. The Warhol solidifies UDS as a World Class Subsea vessel builder. Our site teams have proven to be the most prolific builders of Diving Vessels in the Southern hemisphere. We will continue to strive to always be on time to deliver quality ships to the world stage. I thank the WSIG yard for their excellent management on the build of the Warhol.”