Vyborg Shipyard JSC (Russia) delivered a multi-purpose semi-submersible platform, which has just arrived to the mooring location close to Oslo. This bare-deck platform was designed by Moss Maritime AS (Norway). The platform is of a catamaran type with two pontoons and six stabilizing columns supporting the upper structure. Main dimensions are 118,6 x 70,4 x 40,6m and the hull weight is about 15 000 tons.
The new semi will be able to operate in diverse environments from harsh arctic areas to tropical seas. The design provides maximum flexibility for arrangement of alternative topsides depending on the function of the platform. It may be used as a drilling platform or as a floating production platform. Other configurations are also possible. The flat top deck can carry a load of about 20,000 tones. Depending on the equipment to be installed on board the platform, it will be possible to operate it at the sea depths from 80 down to 2 500 m.