Divex wins Oceaneering contractNews // June 27, 2011
Divex have been selected as the main build sub-contractor for the supply of a Deck Transfer Lock (DTL) unit by Oceaneering International, Inc (OII).
The DTL forms part of an overall equipment spread for the Submarine Rescue and Diving Recompression System (SRDRS) OII are managing on behalf of the US Navy.
The SRDRS is to be used by the US Navy in the event a Disabled Submarine (DISSUB) ensuring that they are able to provide rapid deployment of this worldwide capable system.
The DTL is the ‘hub’ of the SRDRS. The rescue vehicle upon return to the SRDRS mates to the Pressurised Flexible Manway (PFM3) on the DTL allowing the submariners to transfer to one of the recompression chambers, which also forms part of the SRDRS. The PFM3 has been the subject of a separate development project by Divex for OII.
Divex have also provided this expertise on a similar system, the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), giving us a track record in the field of air portable rescue systems.
Divex provided the design, build and full commissioning service for the NSRS Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) system which has just entered full operational capability and the success of this system establishes Divex’s capabilities in this highly specialised field.
Divex will have a dedicated project team working on the DTL project, encompassing engineering support, quality assurance and project control.
Due to the stringent system cleaning parameters, certification and material control, the project will be meticulously documented building conformance with NAVSEA requirements.