NUS DOBS Deep Ocean Basin

Edinburgh Designs were awarded the contract to build the highly prestigeous new Deep Ocean Basin at the National University of Singapore in 2016. 

The tank was commissioned in 2020 in the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic and handed over to TCOMS in early 2022.

The grand opening was held in July 2022.


  • 184x 2.2m hinge depth paddles
  • Curved Corner
  • Central pit lowerable to 50m depth
  • X-Y Towing Carriage
  • Reconfigurable Moving beach on long side
  • Force Feedback Absorption
  • Movable Floor
  • Flow System
  • Passive Beaches on 2 sides

Our experience is unparalleled as we designed, built and integrated all major systems in the tank.