Ocean Evolution supports rapid response with the industry’s most ecologically friendly and capable U.S.-flagged and Jones Act-compliant subsea construction vessel available in the Gulf of Mexico in depths up to 13,000 ft (4,000 m).
Ocean Evolution supports advanced
- ROV and diving operations
- Flowline, umbilical, and pre- and post-mat installation
- Hydrate remediation
- Subsea pumping
- Well stimulation and intervention
- Inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) activities
- Tree installation and removal
- Well abandonment and wireline services
ABS Habitation Plus
Designed to accommodate 110 people, Ocean Evolution is based on the MT 6022 Norwegian hull design and was built to an ABS Habitation Plus (Hab+) notation.
Remotely Operated Vehicles
Ocean Evolution is equipped with two work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), deployable from hangars, with active heave compensated (AHC) launch and recovery systems (LARS) on either side of the vessel.
Low Carbon Emissions
Ocean Evolution is an ecologically-friendly vessel holding a Green Passport. It was built for reliability with five low-emission EPA Tier 4 diesel engines with a combined generating capacity of 16 MW on a three-bus system. Ocean Evolution’s fifth engine and third bus provide redundancy, allowing the vessel to stay on location should a failure occur.
Enhanced Station Keeping
Ocean Evolution can maintain position even during extreme weather conditions. The vessel’s position is held using two tunnel thrusters and a drop down thruster in the bow along with two e Azipull thrusters in the stern. Props on the propulsion systems can be turned 360⁰ and were designed to optimize dynamic positioning of the vessel.
Measuring 353 ft (107.6 m) long, and weighing 6,000 T, Ocean Evolution is equipped with a 250 mT AHC crane with a 13,000 ft (4,000 m) work capacity. The crane also has a special lifting mode that provides 118 ft (36 m) of hook height above the main deck, allowing crews to lift tall wellheads, large pin piles, and other oversized equipment off the deck.
The vessel’s 12,595 ft2 (1170 m2) steel-constructed deck is designed to carry heavy loads and to accommodate multiple applications. The deck can support 2,048 lbf/ft2 (10 MT/m2 ) or a total of 2,200 MT (4.85 million lbf). The steel deck enables easier and faster welding to secure equipment.
Ocean Evolution can accommodate fluids needed for well stimulation and hydrate treatment with tanks for special products with a total capacity of 109,000 gallons (412.6 m3).
Ocean Evolution features a unique bridge, configured with starboard and port redundant control stations to provide full view of crane operations and ROV deployment on each side of the vessel.