25-Feb-2014 to 25-Feb-2014
Marine Assets Corporation Ltd, Press Release 20th January 2014- Lancaster Hotel London, OSJ Gala Dinner during which the “industry Oscars” OSJ Awards for 2014 were announced to the assembled guests. Having been shortlisted in the ‘Offshore Support Vessel of the Year’ category, Marine Assets Corporation Ltd (MAC) were elated and honoured to receive the award for the CSS Olympia at the ceremony. The CSS Olympia is a DP3 84m Compact Semi-Submersible 430 man Flotel. The vessel was designed by STX Marine Vancouver and built by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, SE China, and represents the first in a series of seven units due for delivery over the next 2 years. The CSS Olympia, having been delivered on 20th January 2014, is currently enroute to Brazil where her new owners, Gran Energy of Brazil anticipate her arrival in early April to immediately start a long term charter with Petrobas. The vessel’s seven year development from concept through to the latter stages of the three year construction cycle has been a true labour of love for several of the key personnel involved- and none more so than the CEO of MAC, Robin Reeves. Upon receiving the award on behalf of all those involved, Reeves expressed his thanks to all those who believed in the project and stated the vessel design would be a real “game changer” in future offshore operations with the provision of a cost effective solution for offshore accommodation, with variants of the hull base possible to capitalize on other areas of the offshore world.