STX Marine (STXM) announced that Gran Energia took delivery of the Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) Olympia from MAC Offshore.
STXM and partners in CSS Designs Ltd. developed the CSS design over the past five years, and said this delivery, will change the long term landscape of the Offshore Vessel market.
Built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding in Fujian Province, China, the CSS Olympia has a length of 84.25m. with an overall capacity of 500 people. 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. Other features include a 12.8-metric-ton rated helideck, and a 150-metric-ton telescopic boom crane.
There are currently a further six CSS vessels under contract with deliveries planned over the next two years.