Marine Assets Corporation (MAC) was formed after the sale of Minnow Marine Projects LTD (MMPL) in December 2009. The immediate objective was to maintain a share interest in the CSS concept vessel, a project developed by the CEO and founder or MMPL. The CSS design embodies Semi-Submersible technology and will offer a lower cost alternative to large accommodation vessels and jack-up barges in support of offshore operations. The objective of the design is to respond to the need for greater flexibility, coupled with the capability to provide cost-effective solutions in the provision of accommodation and offshore support services. The CSS will allow for the provision of multiple services desired by oil and gas operators to improve production and reduce costs, with a weather working capabilities which significantly exceeds that of units of similar dimensions. Precise and fuel efficient manoeuvring capabilities are achieved through the highest class of dynamic positioning system (DP3), and a diesel electric propulsion system.
- DESIGN: 7 years in the making, with input from Offshore EPC contractors.
- DESIGNER: STX Europe – Vancouver office (Ex Aker Maritime)
- WHY: To create a cost effective solution to reduce weather downtime.
- PURPOSE: To accommodate offshore personnel in a safe and comfortable environment, to facilitate Hook-up / Maintenance work and light Construction.
- NEED : To create a stable platform on which to Accommodate and have the ability to transfer personnel in a safe manner to an offshore facility.
- SOLUTION: Semi Sub technology in a ship shape configuration, with Dynamic positioning capability
- 1.Scale model Tank Tested in St John’s, Newfoundland.
- 2.Computer modeled by STX
- 3.Finite analysis by STX