STX Marine (STXM), which split off from the STX Corporation in 2011, say they partnered with CSS Designs Ltd. for 5 years to develop the ground breaking Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) design of the 'Olympia' which they believe will change the long term landscape of the offshore vessel market.
The primary function of the Olympia is to act as a floating accommodation unit for rig personnel. The vessel has a DP-3 rating and will remain connected to an offshore facility via a telescopic gangway system.
Built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fujian Province, China, the CSS Olympia has a length of 84.25m. and is able to accommodate 500 people.
The vessel has a DP-3 rating and will remain connected to an offshore facility via a telescopic gangway system. Other features include a 12.8 tonne rated helideck, and a 150MT telescopic boom crane.
STX Marine add that there are currently a further 6 CSS vessels under contract with deliveries planned over the next 2 years.