The SSP Frustoconical Hull floater is the next generation circular hull form offering a complete range of offshore applications including storage, processing, offloading and drilling. Each unit is fully customisable to operator requirements. As the round-shaped SSP design is “omni-directional”, it does not need to weathervane and does not require turrets or swivels.
Applications of the SSP Frustoconical Hull:
The drilling platform combines exceptional heave, pitch and roll motions with a variable deck load exceeding 40,000 MT. It is suitable for supporting an entire drilling campaign for water depth of 12,000 ft and has the capacity for testing and early production storage.
The SSP Hub design integrates logistic support services and offshore supply base services through a single platform. It provides a cost effective and efficient method of personnel management, as well as an offshore storage depot in support of drilling operations, pipe lay and floating production operations and emergency and spill containment.
The SSP Base design features a large open deck space with in-hull oil storage in excess of 1.25 million barrels of cargo. The design incorporates SSP’s proprietary offloading system – which eliminates the need for either a turret or CALM buoy – and is suitable for FPSO, FSO and control buoy usage.